Ilker Baybars

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Deputy Dean Emeritus
George Leland Bach Chair
Professor of Operations Management
Dean and CEO, Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar

  • Middle East Technical University - B.S. - 1969
  • Carnegie Mellon University - M.S. - 1972
  • Carnegie Mellon University - Ph.D. - 1979
Areas of Expertise:
  • Manufacturing & Operations Management
Teaching and Research Interests:
  • Production/operations management, operations research. Current research includes resource utilization in automated/robotic manufacturing systems (scheduling and production planning, bottleneck scheduling/line balancing), design of data/voice transmission networks (facility planning), routing, heuristic algorithms; technology-aided education.
Published Papers: 
  • A Heuristic Method for Facility Planning in Telecommunications Networks with Multiple Alternate Routes
    Naval Research Logistics 35.
    (with: R. Edahl)

  • A Two-Process Implicit Enumeration Algorithm for the Simple Assembly Line Balancing Problem
    European Journal of Operational Research 32.
    (with: M. Saltzman)

  • Expected Behavior Analysis of Line Balancing Heuristics
    Journal of Mathematics in Management 1.
    (with: A. Frieze)

  • A Survey of Exact Algorithms for the Simple Assembly Line Balancing Problem
    Management Science 32.

  • An Efficient Heuristic Method for the Simple Assembly Line Balancing Problem
    International Journal of Production Research 24.

  • Richard M. Cyert Leadership Award, Carnegie Mellon University - October 2012
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, GSIA - 1997
  • Emil Limbach Teaching Award for Excellence in the Classroom, SUPA - 1981
Editorial Boards:
  • Transactions of Operations Research, 1993-
  • (Springer Verlag, Bilkent Lecture Series), 1988 -
  • Carnegie Bosch Institute Governing Board (Pittsburgh, PA, 2011-
  • Vice President, ABEST21, (Tokyo, Japan), 2005-
  • Board of Directors, ABEST 32 (Tokyo, Japan), 2005-
  • Member, Advisory Board, Graduate School of International Management, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan, 2003-2007
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey), 1990-
  • State of New Jersey
  • United Nations
  • Numerous universities
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