Visiting Scholars


Kevin Struwe

M.Sc. student, Rostock University, Rostock Germany.  July 2016 (funded by the German government). 

Studied modeling of sounds for enhance cochlear implants.

Paulo Fellipe Cruz, João Carlos Saran, Henrique Donah Cerri and Nathan Caum e Silva

Undergraduate Research Students, Brazil.  May – July 2016 (funded by the Brazilian government). 

Studied quality assurance for aerospace applications.  

Fatih Tasgetiren

Professor of Industrial Engineering, Yasar University, Izmir Turkey.  February  – July 2016 (funded by Yasar University). 

Studied evolutionary optimization.

Babek Erdebilli

Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, Atilim University, Ankara Turkey.  December 2015 – November 2016 (funded by the TUBITAK, Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey). 

Studied decision making in retail environments.

Jinhua Li

Associate Professor of Economics and Management, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China.  October 2015 – October 2016 (funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council). 

Studied optimal layout for attraction based entities.

Tom Hardtke

Undergraduate researcher, Rostock University, Rostock Germany.  September – November 2015 (funded by the German government). 

Studied simulation modeling for scheduling of large scale IT projects.

Mario Velez Gallego

Professor of Production Engineering, Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Colombia.  August - December 2015 (funded by the Fulbright Commission). 

Studied environmentally benign supply chain practices.

Wilson Bretas Borgas, Miguel Pinto Filho, Bruna Brum Garcia, Bruno Gordo Soares and Nina Bernardes Trolly

Undergraduate engineering researchers.  May - July 2015.  Sponsored by the Brazilian government.

Studied quality assurance for space payload missions.

Dr. Fatma Pakdil

Professor of Industrial Engineering, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey. August 2014 - August 2015

Studied quality assurance for aerospace applications.

Dr. Jiangsheng "Victor" Liu

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Nanchang University, November 2013 - August 2015 (funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council).

Studied optimal loading of finished vehicle transport vehicles.

Mr. Xuhong "Richard" Yang

Doctoral Student, School of Mechanical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China. September 2013 - August 2015 (funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council).

Studied facility design.

Mr. Rafik Medjoudj

Doctoral Student, Department of Electrical Engineering, Bejaia University, Bejaia, Algeria. October - December 2012 (funded by Bejaia University).

Studied meta-heuristics for reliable design of gas and petroleum pipelines.

Dr. Xingquan Zuo

Associate Professor of Computer School, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, January 2012 - January 2013 (funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council).

Studied optimal plant layout for semi-conductor facilities.

Dr. Jae-Hwan Kim

Professor and Chair, Department of Data Information, Korea Maritime University, Busan, Korea. July 2011 - June 2012 (funded by Korea Maritime University).

Studied design of reliable systems.

Dr. Mithat Zeydan

Associate Professor, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey. June 2011 - August 2011 (funded by Erciyes University).

Studied multi-variate process optimization for textile dying.

Dr. Nevra Akbilek

Assistant Professor, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey. March 2011 - May 2012 (funded by Sakarya University).

Studied facility layout with AGV material handling systems.

Miss Haiyan Wang

Doctoral Student and Assistant Professor, School of Management, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, China. September 2010 - September 2011 (funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council).

Studied facility location for recycling centers.

Dr. Mohair Issa Ahmed Al-Daoud

Professor and Head, Industrial Engineering Section, College of Engineering, University of Bagdad, Iraq. August 2010 - August 2011 (funded by the Iraqi Scholar Rescue Project of the Institute of International Education).

Studied facility location for health clinics in Bagdad.

Dr. Zeqiang Zhang

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China. August 2010 - August 2011 (funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council).

Studied facility design for double row lines.

Miss Min Zhang

Doctoral Student, School of Mechanical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China. August 2010 - August 2011 (funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council).

Studied process optimization for hot mix asphalt.

Dr. Cuihua Zhang

Associate Professor of Business Administration, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China. August 2010 - November 2010 (funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council).

Studied facility location for recycling centers.

Mr. Yasin Ortakci

Lecturer of Computer Engineering, Karabuk University, Karabuk, Turkey. March 2010 - June 2010 (funded by Karabuk University).

Studied particle swarm optimization for ad hoc mobile networks.

Dr. Numan Celebi

Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey. August 2009 - January 2011 (funded by TUBITAK, Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, and Istanbul University).

Studied facility location for earthquake disaster relief.

Dr. Soroor Hussain Al-Khafaji

Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bagdad, Bagdad, Iraq. August 2008 - September 2009 (funded by University of Technology, Bagdad).

Studied process control and reliable systems using Kriging.

Dr. Sohier Mohamed Hussien Baioumy

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Benha University High Institute of Technology, Egypt. January - September 2007 (funded by the Egyptian Ministry of High Education).

Studied modeling of cost estimation data.

Dr. Edgardo Escalante

Professor of Industrial Engineering, Monterrey Tech University, Monterrey, Mexico. August 2006 - May 2008 (funded by NASA and Auburn University).

Studied quality control research and teaching.

Mr. Thomas M. A. Marechal

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technological University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands. August - December 2006 (funded by Technological University of Eindhoven).

Studied optimization of discrete event simulation for his Masters of Systems Engineering internship.

Dr. Un Gi Joo

Associate Professor of Knowledge and Industrial Engineering, Sun Moon University, Asan City, Chungnam Province, South Korea. July 2006 - June 2007 (funded by Sun Moon University).

Studied advanced meta-heuristics applied to problems in designing telecommunications systems.

Dr. Sung-Soo Kim

Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, Kangwon National University, Chunchon, South Korea. January 2004 - February 2005 (funded by Kangwon National University).

Studied tabu search, ant colonies and genetic algorithms applied to problems in designing wireless communications networks with attention to routing and channel assignment.

Dr. Chang Sun Yum

Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea. Academic year of 2002 - 03 (funded by Pukyong National University).

Studied neural networks and genetic algorithms applied to problems in designing reliable communications networks and estimating network reliability and performability.

Dr. Mehmet Fatih Tasgetiren

Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, Yasar University, Izmir, Turkey. March 1999 - August 2000 (funded by Sakarya University, Turkey).

Studied computational intelligence approaches to scheduling and routing.

Dr. Berna Dengiz

Dean of Engineering, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey. Summers of 1994 (funded by Gazi University), 1996 (funded by the TUBITAK, Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey), 1999 (funded by NSF) and 2001 (funded by NSF). Academic year of 2002 - 03 (funded by NSF).

Studied genetic algorithms and neural networks applied to problems in designing reliable communications networks.