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Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Burçin Bozkaya

Burcin Bozkaya is an Associate Professor of Operations Management and the Associate Dean at Sabanci School of Management. Burcin earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering at Bilkent University and his Ph.D. in Management Science at the School of Business of the University of Alberta. Prior to joining Sabanci University in 2004, Burcin worked as a Senior Operations Research Analyst at Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), Inc., in Redlands, California. During this industry work experience, Burcin participated in and led many software development projects specializing in the applications of GIS and Operations Research in transportation and logistics optimization. In one such project, he received INFORMS Franz Edelman Finalist Award, for a project completed for Schindler Elevator Corporation. Since 2004, Burcin teaches courses on Operations Management, Geographic Information Systems, Customer Relationship Management with Location Intelligence, Quantitative Decision Making and Excel/VBA Programming. He conducts research on Spatial Analytics, Location Analysis, Transportation Network Planning and Vehicle Routing Optimization, and Combinational Optimization using Heuristic Algorithms, and has published in various international journals. He is a recipient of IEEE 2008 Best Paper Award, and the 2010 Canadian Operational Research Society’s Best Practice Prize. Burcin is a father of two and enjoys playing his guitar and flute, and traveling in his (not-so-easy-to-find) free time.
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