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Pinar Keskinocak, Ph.D.

William W. George Chair, ADVANCE Professor

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Pinar Keskinocak

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Email: Campus Phone: 404-894-2325
Fax: 404-894-2301
Office Location: Groseclose 0205, Room 408

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Pinar Keskinocak is the William W. George Chair in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering and an ADVANCE Professor for the College of Engineering.  She is also the associate director of research for the Health Systems Institute, and the co-director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems at Georgia Tech.

Dr. Keskinocak's research focuses on the applications of operations research and management science with societal impact, particularly health and humanitarian applications, supply chain management, and logistics/transportation. Her recent work has addressed infectious disease modeling, evaluating intervention strategies, and resource allocation; catch-up scheduling for vaccinations; hospital operations management; disaster preparedness and response (e.g., prepositioning inventory); debris management; centralized and decentralized price and lead time decisions.

She has worked on projects with companies, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and healthcare providers, including American Red Cross, CARE, CDC, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Intel Corporation. She currently serves as a department editor for Operations Research (Policy Modeling and Public Sector area) and associate editor for Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. Previously she served as INFORMS Vice President of Membership and Professional Recognition, is the co-founder and past-president of INFORMS Section on Public Programs, Service, and Needs, and the president of the INFORMS Health Applications Society.

Honors & Awards

  • Moving Spirit Award for outstanding volunteers who have been "moving spirits" in their chapters or subdivisions, INFORMS 2005
  • CETL (Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning )/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award February
  • Women in Engineering Excellence Teaching Faculty Award March 2005
  • Operations Research Meritorius Service Award 2002
  • Career Award, National Science Foundation 2001
  • Best teaching case award for "Managing Operations in the Time-shared Jet Business", INFORMS Nov 2000
  • Best workshop paper award for "Decision Support for Managing and Electronic Supply Chain", Workshop on Agents in E-commerce, The First Asia-Pacific Conference of Intelligent Agent Technology Dec 1999
  • Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice 1998
  • Honorable mention, George Nicholson Student Paper Competition, INFORMS March 1998
  • Doctoral Fellowship, William Larimer Mellon Foundation Sept 1992 - Aug 1997
  • Undergraduate fellowship, Bilkent University Sept 1987-June 1991


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