Mustafa Akan

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Associate 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: 
  • New Functional Characterizations and Optimal Structural Results for Assemble-to-Order M-Systems
    Operations Research, Forthcoming.
    (with: Emre Nadar, Alan Scheller-Wolf)

  • Dynamic Pricing of Remanufacturable Products Under Demand Substitution: A Product Life Cycle Model
    Annals of Operations Research 211(1), December 2013; 1-25.
    (with: B. Ata, R. Savaskan-Ebert)

  • 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 60(6), November 2012; 1505-1519.
    (with: B. Ata, T. Lennon-Olsen)

  • A Broader View of Designing the Liver Allocation System
    Operations Research 60(4), July 2012; 757-770.
    (with: O. Alagoz, B. Ata, F. Erenay, A. Said)

  • Genotype Guided Therapeutic Dosing Of Warfarin In Geriatric Patients
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology 59(13), 2012; E1696.

  • Asymmetric Information and Economies of Scale in Service Contracting
    Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 13(1), Winter 2011; 58-72.
    (with: B. Ata, M. Lariviere)

  • 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)

  • Optimizing Liver Allocation Policy
    Hepatology 50(4 (Suppl)), 2009; 647A-648A.
    (with: O. Alagoz, B. Ata, F. Erenay, A. Said)

Working Papers: 
  • NSF CAREER Award - 2014
  • Gerald L. Thompson Teaching Award in the B.S. Business Administration Program - 2014
  • Lave-Weil Prize - 2013
  • Best Paper Award, College of Healthcare Operations Management, POMS - 2012
  • 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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