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Tel:444 84 58-6001/6084

Office: 155-172

E-mail: dhutku@thk.edu.tr

Asst. Prof. Dr. Durdu Hakan UTKU

Head of Department

Dr. Durdu Hakan Utku, received his BS degree from the Business Administration Department at Turkish Military Academy in 1992 and completed System Engineering program in 1998. He received his MSc in Industrial Engineering at Bilkent University in 2000 and Ph.D. degree in industrial engineering at Gazi University in 2016. He worked as an instructor in industrial engineering at Turkish Military Academy between 2000-2003 and as a project manager between 2006-2014 at the Turkish Land Forces HQ. Since April 2017, Dr. Utku, has been working for Industrial Engineering Department of University of Turkish Aeronautical Association as an Assistant Professor.

Research Areas: Logistics and Supply Chain Design/Management, Hazardous Materials Logistics, System Simulation, Production Planning and Inventory Control, Statistics

Tel:444 84 58 – 6164

Office:

E-mail: takman@thk.edu.tr

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tuğba AKMAN YILDIZ

Dr. Tuğba Akman Yıldız, graduated from Dept. of Mathematics, Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2009. She graduated from Scientific Computing Master Program at Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM), METU in 2011 and she completed Scientific Computing PhD Program at Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM), METU with PhD thesis titled as “Local Improvements to Reduced-Order Approximations of PDE-Constrained Optimization Problems ” in 2015. She worked as a Research Assistant at Dept. of Mathematics, METU between 2009-2015. She received “METU Parlar Foundation ‘Thesis of the Year’ Award” in 2014-2015 Academic Year with her PhD studies. She worked for Faculty of Business Administration, UTAA as an Assistant Professor between May 2016-Sept 2020. She has been working as an Associate Professor at Faculty of Engineering, UTAA since 10 September 2020.

Research Areas: Scientific Computing, Optimal Control/Optimization, Mathematical Modeling, Numerical Methods

Office: 163

E-mail: bgever@thk.edu.tr

Asst. Prof. Dr. Başak GEVER

Dr. Başak Gever graduated from Karadeniz Technical University with honors degree in Statistics and Computer Science in 2008. During her undergraduate studies, she took courses from the Department of Informatics at Eszterhazy Karoly University (Hungary) as an Erasmus scholar. Afterwards, she completed MSc and PhD programs in the Department of Industrial Engineering at TOBB University of Economics and Technology with full scholarship, respectively in 2011 and 2017. During her PhD, she studied at the University of Edinburgh in the School of Mathematics as a visiting researcher. After working at Defence Technologies Engineering Inc. as an Expert of Artificial Intelligence Engineer, she started to work as an Assist. Prof. Dr. in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association in 2019.

Research Areas: Probability, Statistics, Stochastic Models, Stochastic Processes, Fuzzy Logic and Applications, Time Series, Artificial Intelligence

Office: 167

E-mail: cyalcin@thk.edu.tr

Asst. Prof. Dr. Ceylan YALÇIN

Dr. Ceylan Yalçın was born in Ankara in 1989. She graduated from Gazi University department of mathmatics with honors degree. She was granted TUBITAK scholarships for international and national graduate studies at the same year. She completed her MSc and PhD studies in the Mathmatics Department of TOBB University of Economics and Technology with full scholarship , respectively 2012 and 2017. From 2010 to 2014 she assisted several courses at TOBB ETU. Since September of 2019, she has been working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Industial Engineering at University of Turkish Aeronautical Association She is married and mother of 1 child.

Research Areas: Approximation Theory, Summability Theory, Time Scales

Office: 169

Email:fkasimoglu@thk.edu.tr

Asst. Prof. Dr. Fatih KASIMOĞLU

Vice Head of Department

Dr. Kasımoğlu received his graduate degree in system engineering at Turkish Military Academy in 1997. He got his M.S. degree with a scholarship in Operations Research at Naval Post Graduate School/California/USA in 2002. In 2015, he received his PhD degree in Operations Research from Defense Sciences Institute, Turkish Military Academy, with his thesis supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). Involving in various projects and analysis in Turkish Military, Dr. Kasımoğlu took role in NATO Joint Force Command/Italy as manning analyst between 2013 and 2016. Having been in roles as an instructor at Turkish Military Academy, a visiting academic at Cyprus International University and Asst. Prof. at Dogus University, Dr. Kasımoğlu has been working as Asst. Prof. in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association since 2020.

Research Areas: Optimization, Bi-level Modeling, Project Scheduling, Network  Modeling and Optimization, Multi-Criteria Decision Making

Office: 169

E-mail: sbayeg@thk.edu.tr

Asst. Prof. Dr. Selami BAYEĞ

Dr. Selami BAYEĞ was graduated from Abant İzzet Baysal University with high honour degree in Mathematics in 2008. In 2009, he was received an acceptance from the EURHEO (European Masters of Engineering Rheology) integrated master program by being qualified to receive the Erasmus Mundus scholarship. After successfully completing the compulsory field courses in the Department of Material Science at Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) in 2009, in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering at University of Minho (Portugal) in 2010 and in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) in 2011, he received his master’s degrees from each of the departments. In 2012, he was accepted to the doctorate program in the Department of Mathematics at TOBB University of Economics and Technology. He received his doctorate in Applied Mathematics in 2018. From 2013 to 2018, he was assigned for recitations of different courses in the Department of Mathematics at TOBB University of Economics and Technology. From 2018 to 2020, he worked as a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at TOBB University of Economics and Technology. Since 2020, he has been working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the Turkish Aeronautical University.

Research Areas: Fuzzy Set Theory and its Applications, Intuitionistic Fuzzy Set Theory and its Applications, Type-2 Fuzzy Set Theory and its Applications, Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Making, Artificial Intelligence, Rheology

Office: 163

E-mail: akurt@thk.edu.tr

Asst. Prof. Dr. Atıl KURT

Dr. Atıl Kurt graduated from Çankaya University with a high honors degree in Industrial Engineering in 2008. After completing his undergraduate education, he completed his MSc program in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Çankaya University. Afterwards, he completed PhD program in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Middle East Technical University. After completing his PhD program, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Twente, Netherlands. During his MSc and PhD, he worked as a research assistant at the Çankaya University.  He worked as a part-time instructor at TED University in the spring of 2020. He started to work as an Assist. Prof. Dr. in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Turkish Aeronautical Association from 2020 Fall Semester.

Research Areas: Production Planning, Scheduling, Mathematical Modelling, Optimization

Dr. Orhan GERDAN

(Part-Time Instructor)

Dr. Orhan GERDAN, received his BS degree from the System Engineering program at Turkish Military Academy in 1994. He received his MSc in 1998, and Ph.D. degree 2007, in Industrial Engineering at Gazi University. He worked as an instructor in system engineering at Turkish Military Academy between 2000-2007, as an instructor at Turkish Military Academy Defence Sciences Institut between 2007-2008, as an Head of Industry Department between 2015-2016, and as an instructor and Director of Plan and Program at Gendarmerie Officer Vocational High School between 2012-2015. PhD. GERDAN advised on training, documentation and implementation processes to ensure effective implementation of Project Management at OYAK Defense and Security Systems.

Research Areas: Operations Research, Project Management, Production Planning and Control, Inventory Theory

Naciye ÇAKIR

(Part-Time Instructor)

Naciye Çakır has received BS degree from METU Computer Eng. (1982), MBA degree from Atılım Univ. Social Sciences Institute (2011). Naciye Çakır’s technical career mostly accumulated on systems engineering and computer engineering fields at various public organizations, national /international private sector companies and recently r&d and technology transfer at higher education organizations. She currently has active roles at Chamber of Computer Engineering management board and also in technical working groups and commisions. Since 2016 fall term, she is a part time instructor at UTAA Industrial Eng. Dept.

Research Areas: Technology Transfer, R&D Management and Entrepreneurship, Systems&SW Engingineering Processes, National/International Systems&SW Engineering Standards and Frameworks, Service Systems Management, Proposal and Project Development, Contract Management

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dursun BALKAN

(Part-Time Lecturer)

Dr. Dursun Balkan received his BSc in Industrial Engineering Department at Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey in 2006. He received his MSc in 2009 and PhD degree in 2016 in Industrial Engineering Department at Gazi University with TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) scholarship. He also received his second degree in Public Administration from Anadolu University at Faculty of Economics in 2015. He started his professional career at the National Productivity Center in 2007 as Productivity Specialist. In 2011, he worked as an Industry and Technology Specialist at the General Directorate for Productivity of the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. In 2017, he became an Institution Representative of the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology at State Information Coordination Center of Presidency of the Republic of Turkey. He has given various cources, consultancy services and researches in various level at public and private enterprises. He has also participated in many meetings, trainings and workshops related to his expertise field at international organizations.

Research Areas: Productivity Measurement, Performance Management, Facility Planning, Revenue Optimization, Service Systems and Management

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erman ÇAKIT

(Part-Time Lecturer)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erman ÇAKIT completed his BSc education in Industrial Engineering at Gaziantep University in 2006. He received his MSc degree in Industrial Engineering at Çukurova University in 2008 and PhD degree in Industrial Engineering at University of Central Florida/U.S in 2013 within the education grant of the Ministry of National Education (MEB). Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erman ÇAKIT currently works at Gazi University, Industrial Engineering Department. He is giving lesson as part-time at University of Turkish Aeronautical Association, Industrial Engineering Department beginning from 2020 Spring Semester.

Research Areas: Ergonomics/Human Factors Engineering, Process Management/Work Study, Artificial Intelligence and Applications

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E-mail: bsoyoz@thk.edu.tr

Rsc. Asst. Betül SOYÖZ

Research Assistant Betül SOYÖZ graduated from Gazi University Department of Industrial Engineering in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree. After graduating, she worked for about 4 years in private and public sector. Since April 2018, she has been working as a research assistant at THK University’s industrial Engineering department and is continuing her master’s degree in Industrial engineering at Gazi University.

Office:178

E-mail: gguner@thk.edu.tr

Rsc. Asst. Gürkan Güven GÜNER

Rsc. Asst. Gürkan Güven GÜNER graduated from Çankaya University, Industrial Engineering department in 2015 with bachelor degree. He completed his master’s with thesis education in 2019 in Hacettepe University, Industrial Engineering department. He is currently continuing his doctorate studies in Gazi University, Industrial Engineering department.

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E-mail: abasbozkurt@thk.edu.tr

Rsc. Asst. Aycan BAŞBOZKURT

Aycan Başbozkurt, Research Assistant, graduated from Bilkent University, Department of Industrial Engineering in 2017. After graduation, she worked in private sector for 1 year. Since March 2019, she has being working at THK University, Industrial Engineering Dept. as Rsc. Asst. (part time). She is also a graduate student at TOBB Economy and Tech. University, Industrial Engineering Master’s Program.

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