Research Team

Faculty Members

Assoc Prof of Operations Management  

Lerzan Örmeci

Prof of Industrial Engineering

Research Assistants

Zehra Önen

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Hakan Kılıç

PhD student in IEOM program at Koç University

Hakan Kılıç is a PhD candidate in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management at the Koç University. His ongoing dissertation research involves patient adherence to therapy in chronic care with a particular focus on patient time preferences.  He earned his Master’s (Industrial Engineering, 2017) and Bachelor’s (Industrial Engineering, 2014) degrees from Istanbul Technical University. He worked as a research assistant in Turkish-German University (2017-18) and Istanbul Technical University (2014-17). His main research interests are stochastic dynamic programming and patient behaviour.

Onur Demiray

MS student in IEOM program at Koç University

Onur Demiray received an M.Sc. degree from Koç University and a B.Sc. degree from TOBB University in Industrial Engineering. During his graduate studies, he first joined Autonomous Learning and Interactive Agents Lab where he studied stochastic modeling with Dynamic Bayesian Networks, applied on robotic skill learning problems. He then joined Healthcare Operations Lab where he developed stochastic integer programming models for medical decision making problems and designed algorithms to solve them at large scales. He also gained consultancy and software development experiences in various supply chain management and pricing optimization projects at Deloitte, I-terative Analytics, and DPDHL In January 2021, he joined the Chair of Technology and Operations Management  at EPFL to pursue a PhD.

Ali Mete Özbek​

PhD student in IEOM program at Koç University

Mete Özbek received his undergraduate dergee in Industrial Engineering from Koç University and masters degreee in Economics and Finance from Boğaziçi University. He worked for almost 15 years in global and regional financial instutions such as Deutsche Bank, Renaissance Capital and Unlu&Co as an equity research analyst, mainly focusing on the service and consumer related sectors. He currently pursues a PhD degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management from Koç University. His main research interest is stochastic modeling and analysis of health care systems.

Feray Tunçalp​

PhD student in IEOM program at Koç University

Feray Tunçalp received her B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Koç University in 2016. She is currently continuing her doctoral studies in the department Industrial Engineering and Operations Management at Koc University. Her research focuses on appointment scheduling in healthcare facilities. In particular, she is interested in embedding patients’ preferences and strategic behaviors into appointment scheduling and capacity allocation problems.

Cem Deniz Bozkır

Research Assistant

Mete Özbek received his undergraduate dergee in Industrial Engineering from Koç University and masters degreee in Economics and Finance from Boğaziçi University. He worked for almost 15 years in global and regional financial instutions such as Deutsche Bank, Renaissance Capital and Unlu&Co as an equity research analyst, mainly focusing on the service and consumer related sectors. He currently pursues a PhD degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management from Koç University. His main research interest is stochastic modeling and analysis of health care systems.

Emir Gürsel

Feray Tunçalp received her B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Koç University in 2016. She is currently continuing her doctoral studies in the department Industrial Engineering and Operations Management at Koc University. Her research focuses on appointment scheduling in healthcare facilities. In particular, she is interested in embedding patients’ preferences and strategic behaviors into appointment scheduling and capacity allocation problems.

Mail: egursel@ku.edu.tr

Past Members

Erkam Minsin

Research Assistant