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Baykal-Gursoy, Melike
Associate Professor

Phone: 732-445-5465

Ph.D., University of Pennslyvania, 1988

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Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, School of Engineering, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Stochastic Modeling, Optimization and Control: Markov Decision Processes; Stochastic Games, Queueing Theory, and their applications to Telecommunication, Supply Chain and Transportation Systems.
Teaching Areas
Optimization, Stochastic Processes, Queueing Theory, Inventory Control, Process Modeling and Control, and Time Series Analysis.
Memberships and Professional Service
National Science Foundation Panel Member, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006; Visiting Professor, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1998; Member, Teaching Inclusive Science and Engineering (TISE), 2001-2002; Member, Rutgers Center for Systems and Control (SYCON), 2006-present; Member, Rutgers Center for Operations Research (RUTCOR), 2006-present; Member, The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).
Grants, Honors, and Awards
FASIP Merit Awards for Scholarship, Teaching and Service, Rutgers University, 1999, 2002-2006; Co-Principal Investigator, Rutgers-Academic Excellence Fund, “Transportation Information Technology Center (TITC): Human Factors and On-Line Traffic Control Solutions for Intelligent Transportation Systems," 2000-2001; Principal Investigator, Johnson&Johnson, “Multi-Shipper Transportation Collaboration," 2004-2005; Principal Investigator, Rutgers TCC/FTA (Transportation Coordinating Council/ Federal Transit Administration),“Managing Incidents and Emergencies in Transportation”, 2007-2008.
Academic Interests and Plans
My research interests are in the areas of Markov decision processes, stochastic games, queueing; stochastic modeling and control of telecommunication/transportation networks and supply chains. I am currently involved in two projects. One is investigating incident management strategies for intelligent transportation systems. The other is finding optimal inventory control policies for retailers selling substitutable products.