Bahar Biller

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Associate Professor of Operations Management

Education:
  • Bilkent University - B.S. - 1996
  • Northwestern University - M.S. - 1998
  • Northwestern University - Ph.D. - 2002
Areas of Expertise:
  • Manufacturing & Operations Management
Teaching and Research Interests:
  • Design and analysis of stochastic system simulations; supply chain and risk management and data-driven inventory management.
Published Papers: 
  • Stochastic Input Model Selection
    Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, Forthcoming.
    (with: Alp Akcay)

  • Copula-Based Multivariate Input Modeling
    Surveys in Operations Research and Management Science 17(2), 2012; 69-84.
    (with: Canan Corlu)

  • Improved Inventory Targets in the Presence of Limited Historical Demand Data
    Manufacturing and Service Operations Management 13(3), 2011; 297-309.
    (with: Alp Akcay, Sridhar Tayur)

  • Accounting for Parameter Uncertainty in Large-Scale Stochastic Simulations with Correlated Inputs
    Operations Research 59(3), 2011; 661-673.
    (with: Canan Corlu)

  • Multivariate Input Modeling
    Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, 2010.

  • Copula-Based Multivariate Input Models for Stochastic Simulation
    Operations Research 57(4), 2009; 878-892.

  • Evaluation of the ARTAFIT Method for Fitting Time-Series Input Processes for Simulation
    Informs Journal of Computing 20(3), 2008; 485-498.
    (with: Barry Nelson)

  • Multivariate Input Processes
    Handbooks in Operations Research and Management Science: Simulation, 2006; 123-153.
    (with: Soumdayip Ghosh)

  • Fitting Time-Series Input Processes for Simulation
    Operations Research 53(3), 2005; 549-559.
    (with: Barry Nelson)

  • Modeling and Generating Multivariate Time-Series Input Processes Using a Vector Autoregressive Technique
    ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation 13(3), 2003; 1-27.
    (with: Barry Nelson)

  • On the Distribution of Throughput of Transfer Lines
    Journal of the Operations Research Society 51(10), 2000; 1170-1178.

Working Papers: 
Awards:
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, National Science Foundation - 2007
  • Anna Loomis McCandles Professorship - 2007-2010
  • Faculty Early Career Development Program Award, National Science Foundation - 2006-2010
  • Faculty Giving Chair, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University - 2006
  • Faculty Development Grant, Carnegie Bosch Institute - 2003
Other Professional Activities:
  • President, INFORMS Simulation Society 2012-Present
  • Vice President/President-Elect, INFORMS Simulation Society 2010-2012
  • Treasurer, INFORMS Simulation Society 2008-2010
  • Co-Editor, Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings, Washington, D.C. 2007
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