Curriculum Vitae

E. Ertugrul Karsak, Ph.D., CFA 
Professor of Industrial Engineering 
Industrial Engineering Department, Galatasaray University 
Ciragan Caddesi 36, Ortakoy, Istanbul 34357, Turkey 
 
Date of Birth: February 1968 
Place of Birth: Istanbul, Turkey 
Nationality: Turkish 
Foreign Languages: Fluent in English and French. 
 
EDUCATION: 
1991 - 1994     Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey 
Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, June 1994. 
 
1989 - 1991     University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 
M.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering, August 1990; GPA = 3.97 out of 4.0. 
Additional Ph.D. program course work is completed from 1990 to 1991. 
 
1985 - 1989     Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey 
B.S. in Industrial Engineering, July 1989. 
 
1978 - 1985    Istanbul American Robert College, Istanbul, Turkey 
High School Diploma, June 1985. 
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 
 
12/2001 – Present         Industrial Engineering Department, Galatasaray University, Istanbul 
Professor of Industrial Engineering. 
 
10/1996 – 12/2001      Industrial Engineering Department, Galatasaray University, Istanbul 
Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering. 
 
11/1996 – 03/1997     Université Paris-Dauphine, Paris, France 
Visiting Scholar at the Institut Finance. 
 
10/1994 – 10/1996     Industrial Engineering Department, Galatasaray University, Istanbul 
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering. 
 
05/1992 – 12/1993     Yapi Kredi Bank, Head Office, Istanbul, Turkey 
Associate Consultant in the Strategic Planning Group. 
 
01/1990 – 12/1990     University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 
Teaching assistant. 
 
ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS: 
 
04/2015 - Present        Rector
02/2015 - 04/2015      Acting Rector
01/2008 – 02/2015      Vice Rector for Academic Affairs 
06/2014 – 05/2015      Chair of Industrial Engineering Department 
04/2008 – 04/2014      Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology 
04/2008 – Present        Member of the University Executive Board 
01/2009 – Present        Chair of the Academic Evaluation and Quality Progress Committee (ADEK) at Galatasaray University 
1997 – Present             Co-chairholder of the UNESCO Chair in Computer-Integrated Manufacturing established at Galatasaray University 
1994 – Present             Member of the University Senate (Academic Council) 
1994 – 09/2009           Founding Chair of Industrial Engineering Department 
06/1997 – 04/2008     Director of the Institute of Science and Engineering 
09/1995 – 09/2000     Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology 
 
COURSES TAUGHT:   
  • Undergraduate Level 
    • Operations Research I 
    • Operations Research II 
    • Decision Analysis 
    • Engineering Economy (lectures given in English) 
    • Financial Management 
  • Graduate Level 
    • Linear Programming and Extensions 
    • Multiple Criteria Decision Making (lectures given in English) 
    • Mathematical Programming (lectures given in English) 
    • Applied Operations Research 
    • Advanced Engineering Economy (lectures given in English) 
    • Investment Decision Making (lectures given in English) 
    • Investment Decision Models under Uncertainty (lectures given in English) 
    • Product Development & Process Management (lectures given in English)
    • Managerial Finance (lectures given in English) 
    • Graduate Seminar 
SUPERVISED PH.D. THESES: 
 
Student Name: Melis Almula Karadayi
Thesis Title: Using Multi-Criteria Decision Making Approaches for Evaluating Health Care Performance of Districts in Istanbul
Completion Date: April 2017

Student Name: Mehtap Dursun Usta
Thesis Title: Multi-Criteria Decision Making Approaches for Supplier Selection
Completion Date: February 2013
 
Student Name: Zeynep Sener 
Thesis Title: Decision Making Approaches for Software Quality Function Deployment 
Completion Date: February 2010 
 
Student Name: Cumhur Okan Ozogul 
Thesis Title: A Real Options Approach for Valuation of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems: Implementation of Hospital Information System 
Completion Date: February 2008 (co-advisor: Prof. Ethem Tolga) 
 
SUPERVISED MASTER’S THESES: 
 
Student Name: Melis Almula Karadayi 
Thesis Title: Evaluating Health-Care Waste Disposal Alternatives for Istanbul Using Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Making Approaches 
Completion Date: June 2009 
 
Student Name: Mehtap Dursun 
Thesis Title: Evaluating Solid Waste Management Scenarios Using Fuzzy Multi-criteria Decision Making Approaches 
Completion Date: June 2007 
 
Student Name: Ismail Ozgur Baykal 
Thesis Title: Application of Multiple Criteria Decision Making Methods to the Personnel Selection Problem 
Completion Date: January 2007 
 
Student Name: Zeynep Yilmaz Sener 
Thesis Title: Applications of Fuzzy Regression and Fuzzy Optimization to Technology Selection Problems 
Completion Date: June 2005 
 
Student Name: Mehmet Hakan Akyuz 
Thesis Title: A Fuzzy Data Envelopment Analysis Approach to the Supplier Selection Problem 
Completion Date: June 2005 
 
Student Name: Burcak Ozbayraktar 
Thesis Title: Application of Quality Function Deployment in Durable Goods Industry 
Completion Date: January 2005 
 
Student Name: Yavuz B. Turkogullari 
Thesis Title: A New Fuzzy Multiple Objective Decision Making Procedure for Information System Project Selection 
Completion Date: January 2004 
 
Student Name: S. Sebnem Ahiska 
Thesis Title: Applications of Imprecise Data Envelopment Analysis 
Completion Date: June 2003 
 
Student Name: A. Gokhan Kursun 
Thesis Title: Textile Machinery Selection Using Multi-criteria Decision Making Methods 
Completion Date: June 2003 
 
Student Name: Pinar Kaymaz 
Thesis Title: Alternative Fuzzy Logic Approaches for Quality Function Deployment Applications 
Completion Date: June 2003 
 
Student Name: S. Emre Alptekin 
Thesis Title: Analytical Approaches in Quality Function Deployment Process 
Completion Date: June 2001 
 
Student Name: Sevin Sozer 
Thesis Title: The Application of Fuzzy Integral and Fuzzy Measure in Multiple Criteria Decision Making 
Completion Date: June 2001 
 
Student Name: Onur Kuzgunkaya 
Thesis Title: Selecting a Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) Using a Fuzzy Multi-Objective Programming Approach 
Completion Date: June 2000 
 
Student Name: Cumhur Okan Ozogul 
Thesis Title: An Options Approach to Valuing Flexibility in Flexible Manufacturing Systems Investments 
Completion Date: June 2000 
 
Student Name: Tamer Ozyigit 
Thesis Title: Evaluation of Relative Socio-Economic Performances of Developing Countries 
Completion Date: January 2000 
 
Student Name: Ceyda Kalyoncuoglu 
Thesis Title: Inventory Control in a Fluctuating Demand Environment 
Completion Date: June 1999 
 
Student Name: Firuzan Iscan 
Thesis Title: Performance Management by Data Envelopment Analysis Incorporating Weight Restrictions, Cross Efficiency and Window Analysis 
Completion Date: June 1999 
 
FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS:  
  • Applications of Group Decision Making Approach Based on Quality Function Deployment and Fuzzy Weighted Average, Principal Investigator, Galatasaray University Research Fund, Grant No. 15.402.002, 2015.
  • Fuzzy Decision Making Approach for Health-care Performance Assessment in Istanbul, Principal Investigator, Galatasaray University Research Fund, Grant No. 14.402.001, 2014.
  • Decision Making Methodology for Evaluating and Selecting Energy Alternatives, Principal Investigator, Galatasaray University Research Fund, Grant No. 13.402.007, 2013.
  • An Integrated Approach for Supplier Evaluation and Selection using Quality Function Deployment and Data Envelopment Analysis, Principal Investigator, Galatasaray University Research Fund, Grant No. 12.402.001, 2012.
  • Multi-Criteria Decision Making Approaches for Supplier Selection, Principal Investigator, Galatasaray University Research Fund, Grant No. 10.402.018, 2010.
  • An Integrated Real Options and Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Making Approach for Selecting an Advanced Manufacturing System, Principal Investigator, Galatasaray University Research Fund, Grant No. 10.402.014, 2010. 
  • Evaluating Health-Care Waste Disposal Alternatives Using Multi-Criteria Decision Making Approach, Principal Investigator, Galatasaray University Research Fund, Grant No. 09.402.019, 2009. 
  • A Decision Making Approach Based on Fuzzy Regression and Fuzzy Multiple Objective Programming for Advanced Manufacturing Technology Selection, Principal Investigator, Galatasaray University Research Fund, Grant No. 08.402.011, 2008. 
  • An Integrated Quality Function Deployment and Fuzzy Regression-Based Optimization Framework for Selecting an E-business Software System, Principal Investigator, Galatasaray University Research Fund, Grant No. 08.402.003, 2008. 
  • Valuation of Advanced Manufacturing System Investments Using Real Options Approach, Principal Investigator, Galatasaray University Research Fund, Grant No. 07.402.018, 2007. 
  • A Common-Weight MCDM Framework for Decision Problems with Multiple Inputs and Outputs, Principal Investigator, Galatasaray University Research Fund, Grant No. 07.402.006, 2007. 
  • Evaluating Solid Waste Management Scenarios Using a Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Making Approach, Principal Investigator, Galatasaray University Research Fund, Grant No. 07.402.001, 2007. 
  • Personnel Selection Using an MCDM Approach that Integrates Numerical and Linguistic Information, Principal Investigator, Galatasaray University Research Fund, Grant No. 06.402.009, 2006. 
  • A Generalized Fuzzy Optimization Framework for R&D Project Selection Using Real Options Valuation, Principal Investigator, Galatasaray University Research Fund, Grant No. 06.402.001, 2006. 
  • Choquet Integral-based Decision Making Approach for Robot Selection, Principal Investigator, Galatasaray University Research Fund, Grant No. 05.402.006, 2005. 
  • Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Making Approach for Transport Projects Evaluation in Istanbul, Principal Investigator, Galatasaray University Research Fund, Grant No. 05.402.002, 2005. 

RESEARCH INTERESTS: 

  • Capital investment decision analysis 
  • Technology evaluation and selection 
  • Multiple criteria decision making
  • Product development and quality function deployment (QFD)
  • Supplier selection
  • Waste management 
  • Real options 
  • Production economics 
REVIEWING ACTIVITIES (Reviewer for the following academic journals):  
  • International Journal of Production Research 
  • International Journal of Production Economics 
  • Fuzzy Sets and Systems 
  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A 
  • Computers & Industrial Engineering 
  • Computers & Operations Research 
  • Kybernetes
  • Applied Mathematical Modelling
  • Mathematical and Computer Modelling
  • Proc. of the Inst. of Mechanical Engineers, Part B, Journal of Engineering Manufacture
  • International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (IJCIM) 
  • International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making (IJITDM) 
  • Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications
  • International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
  • Mathematical Problems in Engineering
  • International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Production and Operations Management 
  • Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing 
  • Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing 
  • Group Decision and Negotiation 
  • Lecture Notes in Computer Science 
  • Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems 
  • The Engineering Economist 
  • Asia Pacific Management Review 
  • The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering
  • The Journal of Management & Engineering Integration 
  • Transactions on Operational Research 
  • Industrial Engineering Journal (Endustri Muhendisligi) 
ACADEMIC HONORS & ACHIEVEMENTS: 
  • Academic Achievement Award from the Office for International Students and Scholars of the University of Southern California, 1990. 
  • Tuition Award from the Graduate School of the University of Southern California, 1990. 
  • First ranking graduate in the 1988-89 graduating class of the Industrial Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University. 
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: 
  • Member of the International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS)
  • KES (Society: Intelligent Systems)
  • Member of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute
OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES: 
  • Cited over 1800 times in publications indexed within Web of Science (Source: ISI Web of Science Core Collection), and cited over 4000 times in publications indexed within Google Scholar.
  • Guest Editor, 28th National Congress on Operational Research and Industrial Engineering (YA/EM'08) Special Issue, Industrial Engineering Journal (Endustri Muhendisligi), Vol. 20, No.1, 2009.
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, World Scientific. 
  • External assessor to review proposals of academy research fellow posts for Academy of Finland, The Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering.
  • External assessor to review research proposals for Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
  • External assessor to review research proposals for City University of Hong Kong.
  • External assessor to review postdoctoral research scholarship applications in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research for Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK).
  • Member of the evaluation committee of applicants for professor, associate/assistant professor and lecturer positions, and examiner for qualifying exams and member of dissertation committee of a number of Ph.D. students.
CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES:
  • Organising Chair, The 3rd Annual International Conference on Data Science and Business Analytics (ICDSBA 2019), Istanbul, 11-12 October 2019.
  • Conference Committee Member of The International Conference on Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (ICSEEM’17), World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science (WCECS 2017), San Francisco, USA, 25-27 October 2017. 
  • Conference Committee Member of The International Conference on Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (ICSEEM’16), World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science (WCECS 2016), San Francisco, USA, 19-21 October 2016. 
  • Program Committee Member of The 2016 International Conference of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management (ICMEEM′16), World Congress on Engineering 2016 (WCE 2016), London, UK, 29 June-1 July 2016.
  • Conference Committee Member of The International Conference on Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (ICSEEM’15), World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science (WCECS 2015), San Francisco, USA, 21-23 October 2015. 
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member, 2nd Global Conference on Engineering & Technology Management (GCETM), Chicago, USA, 6-8 August 2015.
  • Program Committee Member of The 2015 International Conference of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management (ICMEEM′15), World Congress on Engineering 2015 (WCE 2015), London, UK, 1-3 July 2015.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee, 15th National Symposium on Production Research, Izmir, Turkey, 14-16 October 2015.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee, 14th National Symposium on Production Research, Istanbul, Turkey, 3-5 September 2014.
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member, Global Conference on Engineering & Technology Management (GCETM), Istanbul, Turkey, 23-26 June 2014. 
  • Member of the Organizing Committee, The International IIE Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 26-28 June 2013.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee, 13th National Symposium on Production Research, Sakarya, Turkey, 25-27 September 2013.
  • Member of the Academic Advisory Board, 32nd National Congress on Operational Research and Industrial Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey, 20-22 June 2012.
  • Chair for "Decision Making in Management and Engineering" track, IEMS 2012 Conference (International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems), Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA, 26-28 March 2012.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee, 11th National Symposium on Production Research, Istanbul, Turkey, 23-24 June 2011.
  • Chair for "Decision Making in Management and Engineering" track, IEMS 2011 Conference (International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems), Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA, 28-30 March 2011.
  • Member of the Advisory Board, 30th National Congress on Operational Research and Industrial Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey, 30 June-2 July 2010.
  • Chair for "Decision Making in Management and Engineering" track, IEMS 2010 Conference (International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems), Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA, 8-10 March 2010.
  • Member of the Program Committee, 2009 International Conference on Business Intelligence and Financial Engineering (BIFE'2009), Beijing, China, 24-26 July 2009.
  • Member of the Advisory Board, 9th National Symposium on Production Research, Eskisehir, Turkey, 15-17 October 2009.
  • Member of the Program Committee, 29th National Congress on Operational Research and Industrial Engineering, Ankara, Turkey, 22-24 June 2009.
  • Chair for "Decision Making in Management and Engineering" track, IEMS 2009 Conference (International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems), Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA, 9-11 March 2009. 
  • Member of the Scientific Committee, 8th National Symposium on Production Research, Istanbul, Turkey, 24-25 October 2008.
  • Chair of the Organizing Committee, 28th National Congress on Operational Research and Industrial Engineering (YA/EM'08), Istanbul, 30 June - 2 July 2008.
  • Chair for "Decision Making in Management and Engineering" track, IEMS 2008 Conference (International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems), Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA, 10-12 March 2008. 
  • Member of the Scientific Committee, 2nd National Symposium on Quality Function Deployment, Izmir, Turkey, 19-21 March 2008.
  • Co-organizer (with D-H. Lee and D-S. Kim) of the Technical Workshop on "Optimization: Theories and Applications (OTA 07)", International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2007), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26-29 August 2007.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee, 7th National Symposium on Production Research, Ankara, Turkey, 15-17 November 2007.
  • Member of the Advisory Board, 27th National Congress on Operational Research and Industrial Engineering, Izmir, Turkey, 2-4 July 2007.
  • Chair for "Decision Making in Management and Engineering" track, IEMS 2007 Conference (International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems), Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA, 12-14 March 2007.
  • Co-organizer (with D-H. Lee and D-S. Kim) of the Technical Workshop on "Optimization: Theories and Applications (OTA 06)", International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2006), Glasgow, UK, 8-11 May 2006.
  • Chair for "Decision Making in Management and Engineering" track, IEMS 2006 Conference (International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems), Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA, 13-15 March 2006. 
  • Member of the Advisory Board, 26th National Congress on Operational Research and Industrial Engineering, Kocaeli, Turkey, 3-5 July 2006.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee, 5th National Symposium on Production Research, Istanbul, Turkey, 25-27 November 2005.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee, 35th International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineeering (ICC&IE 2005), Istanbul, Turkey, 19-22 June 2005.
  • Member of the Advisory Board, 24th National Congress on Operational Research and Industrial Engineering, Adana, Turkey, 15-18 June 2004.
  • Chair for "Decision Support Systems" track, IEMS 2003 Conference (International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems), Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA, 17-19 March 2003. 
  • Member of the Advisory Board, 23rd National Congress on Operational Research and Industrial Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey, 3-5 July 2002.
  • Member of the International Advisory Board, 2nd International Conference on Responsive Manufacturing, Gaziantep, Turkey, 26-28 June 2002.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)®. Earning this charter (charter earned in 2000) required to pass three six-hour examinations covering a globally relevant Body of Knowledge set by an international council of investment-industry leaders. 
  • Listed in Who’s Who in the World, 2003.