Industrial Engineering

Language: English

Course Description

This course will introduce basic industrial engineering concepts to the high school students. We will discuss the classification of production systems, basic optimization techniques and models. We then will examine probabilistic concepts showing the effects of randomness on production processes and bottlenecks. Classes will be interactive and some concepts will be illustrated through hands-on in-class exercises.

Ceyda Oğuz
Prof. Dr. - Engineering Faculty

Ceyda Oğuz is Professor of Industrial Engineering in College of Engineering at Koç University, İstanbul, Türkiye. Before joining Koç University, she was a faculty member in the School of Business at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, from 1993 to 2004. Prof. Oğuz conducts research in the areas of bioinformatics, logistics, and scheduling in manufacturing and computer systems, with an emphasis on sustainability. Her expertise includes algorithm design and system modeling as well as providing optimizing and/or approximate solutions to the complex systems by means of computational methods. Prof. Oğuz has participated in several research projects, which were funded by TUBITAK and jointly by the Hong Kong and the European governments, related to above fields. She has published in refereed journals such as Operations Research, Journal of Scheduling, Computers and Operations Research, and European Journal of Operational Research. Prof. Oğuz acts as the associate editor of Journal of Scheduling. She was a plenary speaker at “Yöneylem Araştırması ve Endüstri Mühendisliği (YA/EM) 42. Ulusal Kongresi” in 2023 and was a keynote speaker on “Computational Biology and Operations Research” at EURO XXV – 25th European Conference on Operational Research in 2012. She took part in founding the “EURO Working Group on the Operational Research in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Medicine” (EURO-CBBM) and acts as the secretary and the treasurer of the group since 2006.