Dengiz named ISE Outstanding Ph.D. Student of the Year

Published: Apr 4, 2007 2:25:28 PM
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Orhan Dengiz was recently named one of the top ten doctoral students by the Auburn University Graduate Student Council. He and the other recipients were recognized at the annual Graduate Student Council Picnic on April 4.

Dengiz was selected as the 2007 Industrial and Systems Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year. His dissertation topic is "Maximizing the connectivity and performance of wireless ad hoc networks using mobile agents," where a system of remote controlled semiintelligent agents are used to maintain connectivity and quality of communications between the users of a mobile wireless ad hoc network.

Born in Ankara, Turkey, Dengiz received his bachelor's degree from Middle East Technical University (METU) in civil engineering in 2000. In August 2000, he joined Auburn University's Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering as a graduate student. He received a master's degree in 2002, and has since been working towards completion of his doctorate.

Dengiz has worked on inter-disciplinary projects that involved materials science, computer and machine vision, and industrial engineering. In 2004, he spent one month at the Machine Vision Laboratory, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, a leading lab in machine vision research. He worked as an instructor for probability and statistics during summer 2005 at Auburn University.

Dengiz's research involves application of computational techniques such as heuristic optimization algorithms and artificial intelligence tools in areas of manufacturing, system reliability design, automated vision systems, wireless telecommunication network design and automation problems.

While in Auburn, Dengiz had actively been involved with the Turkish Student Organization, of which he served as the vice president in 2001-2002 and as the president during 2002-2003. His honors include Alpha Pi Mu industrial engineering honor society, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Doctoral Colloquium attendance and 2006 Meriwether fellowship. Dengiz is a student member of INFORMS.