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Ph.D. in Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems · Best Thesis Award

"Probabilistic Inductive Learning: Induction of Rules with Reliability Measures for Decision Support"

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY (1994)


M.S. in Industrial and Management Engineering

 “The Use of Exploratory Data Analysis to Develop Decision Rules for Claims at a Workers’ Compensation Board”

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY (1990)


B.S. in Industrial Engineering

Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey (1989)


Deutsche Schule Istanbul (Alman Lisesi), (1985)

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Academic Experience

Koç University College of Administrative Sciences and Economics (2004 – present)

Associate Professor

YÖK Doçent (2006)


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems (1989 - 1994)

Research and Teaching Assistant, and Instructor


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Industry Experience

ZS Associates, Evanston, IL (1998 – 2004)

Management consulting firm with over 600 employees worldwide, specializing in sales and marketing.  Most clients are Fortune 100 companies in health care, particularly pharmaceuticals.


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GE Research and Development, Niskayuna, NY (1994 – 1998)

Management Scientist, Information Technology Lab

Focused on quality (Six Sigma) and data mining, innovated and identified and ran R&D projects with GE businesses including Plastics, Medical Systems, NBC and Capital. 

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