Emre Alper YILDIRIM

Lecturer in Operational Research

School of Mathematics

The University of Edinburgh

Current PhD Students

  1. Yuzhou Qiu, PhD in Optimization and Operational Research, The University of Edinburgh, August 2024 (expected). Thesis Title: TBD.
  2. Simay Tekgul, PhD in Optimization and Operational Research, The University of Edinburgh, August 2025 (expected). Thesis Title: TBD.

Former PhD Students

  1. Yakup Gorkem Gokmen, PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Koc University, December 2019. Thesis Title: On Outer Approximations of Copositive Formulations of Various Nonconvex Optimization Problems.
  2. Nermin Elif Kurt Sahin, PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Koc University, June 2019. Thesis Title: Market Clearing Models in European Day Ahead Electricity Markets. (Co-advised with Prof. Lerzan Ormeci, Koc University)
  3. Gizem Sagol, PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Koc University, August 2016. Thesis Title: On Polyhedral Approximations of Copositive Formulations of Certain Quadratic Optimization Problems.
  4. Xiaofei Fan-Orzechowski, PhD in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Stony Brook University, December 2005. Thesis Title: Applications of Lovasz’s Theta and Lagrangian Functions to Certain Deterministic and Stochastic Optimization Problems. (Co-advised with Prof. Eugene Feinberg, Stony Brook University; Recipient of the 2006 Woo Jong Kim Dissertation Award at Stony Brook University)
  5. Elizabeth John, PhD in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Stony Brook University, August 2005. Thesis Title: Implementation of Warm-Start Strategies in Interior-Point Methods for Linear Programming.

Former Master's Students (2-Year Programme with Thesis)

  1. Muge Yalcinkaya, MS in Industrial Engineering, Koc University, July 2019. Thesis Title: An Adaptive Large Neighborhood Search Algorithm for the Carrier-Vehicle Traveling Salesman Problem. (Co-advised with Prof. Gunes Erdogan, University of Bath)
  2. Ozge Soyogul, MS in Industrial Engineering, Koc University, February 2016. Thesis Title: A Simulation-Optimization Approach to the Storage Location Assignment Problem.
  3. Ali Hassanzadeh Kalshani, MS in Industrial Engineering, Koc University, July 2015. Thesis Title: Optimization Based Heuristics for the Graph Partitioning Problem.
  4. Ali Yesilcimen, MS in Industrial Engineering, Koc University, February 2015. Thesis Title: Alternative Optimization Models for Reviewer Allocation in Peer Review Systems.
  5. Senem Sancar, MS in Industrial Engineering, Koc University, July 2014. Thesis Title: Simultaneous Berth Allocation and Crane Assignment Problem. (Co-advised with Prof. Deniz Ozdemir, Yasar University)
  6. Onur Uzunlar, MS in Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, July 2011. Thesis Title: Joint Routing, Gateway Selection, Scheduling and Power Management Optimization in Wireless Mesh Networks. (Co-advised with Prof. Kagan Gokbayrak, Bilkent University)
  7. Selva Selfun, MS in Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, July 2011. Thesis Title: Outer Approximation Algorithms for the Congested p-Median Problem. (Co-advised with Prof. Hande Yaman, Bilkent University)
  8. Ahmed Burak Pac, MS in Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, September 2010. Thesis Title: Row Generation Techniques for Approximate Solution of Linear Programming Problems.
  9. Esra Koca, MS in Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, July 2010. Thesis Title: A Two-Stage Solution Approach to Spare Parts Distribution under a Special Cost Structure.
  10. Utku Guruscu, MS in Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, July 2010. Thesis Title: Implementation of a Specialized Algorithm for Clustering Using Minimum Enclosing Balls.

Co-Authors

  1. S. Damla Ahipasaoglu, University of Southampton
  2. Immanuel M. Bomze, University of Vienna
  3. Gunes Erdogan, University of Bath
  4. Xiaofei Fan-Orzechowski
  5. Kagan Gokbayrak, Hacettepe University
  6. Y. Gorkem Gokmen
  7. Stefan Gollowitzer
  8. Jacek Gondzio, University of Edinburgh
  9. Elizabeth John
  10. Refail Kasimbeyli, Eskisehir Technical University
  11. Mustafa Kilic
  12. Esra Koca, Sabanci University
  13. Piyush Kumar, Florida State University
  14. Emre Mengi, Koc University
  15. Joseph S. B. Mitchell, Stony Brook University
  16. Gizem Sagol, Eindhoven University of Technology
  17. Michael J. Todd, Cornell University (emeritus)
  18. Stephen J. Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  19. Ali Yesilcimen