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Mustafa Akan

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Assistant Professor of Operations Management


  • Bilkent University - B.S. - 2004
  • Northwestern University - Ph.D. - 2008
Areas of Expertise:
  • Manufacturing & Operations Management
Teaching and Research Interests:
  • Revenue management, Health care management, Manufacturing and service operations management.
Published Papers: 
  • Asymmetric Information and Economies of Scale in Service Contracting
    Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 13(1), Winter 2011; 58-72.
    (with: B. Ata, M. Lariviere)

  • Congestion-Based Leadtime Quotation for Heterogenous Customers with Convex-Concave Delay Cost Optimality of a Cost-Balancing Policy Based on Convex Hull Functions
    Operations Research, Forthcoming.
    (with: B. Ata, T. Lennon-Olsen)

  • A Broader View of Designing the Liver Allocation System
    Minor Revision. Operations Research, May 2011.
    (with: O. Alagoz, B. Ata, F. Erenay, A. Said)

  • Bid-Price Controls for Continuous Time Network Revenue Management: Martingale Characterization of Optimal Bid Prices
    Mathematics of Operations Research 34(4), November, 2009; 912-936.
    (with: B. Ata)

  • Berkman Faculty Development Grant - 2010
  • Best Paper Award of the Service Science Section of INFORMS - 2009
  • Xerox Faculty Chair, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University - 2009
  • Received Best Dissertation Award of the Aviation Applications Section of INFORMS - 2008
  • Received Honorable Mention in the MSOM Student Paper Competition of INFORMS - 2008
  • Received Honorable Mention in the George E. Nicholson Student Paper Competition of INFORMS - 2006
  • Represented Northwestern University at the 2nd Nobel Laureates Meeting in Economic Sciences, Lindau, Germany - 2006
  • Ranked 1st in the Engineering School of Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey - 2004
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