Pinar Keskinocak

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Pinar Keskinocak is the William W. George Chair and Professor in the Stewart School of Industrial Engineering, and co-founder and co-director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems. She also serves as the College of Engineering ADVANCE Professor. Previously, she worked at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. She received her Ph.D. in Operations Research from Carnegie Mellon University, and her M.S. and B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University.

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, Emory University, and Intel Corporation.

She currently serves as a department editor for Operations Research (Policy Modeling and Public Sector area), associate editor for Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and secretary of INFORMS. 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.

Expertise:
  • Health systems
  • Humantarian Systems
  • Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Optimization
Denning Award for Global Engagement, Georgia Tech, April 2016
INFORMS Fellow 2015
Women in Engineering Excellence Teaching Faculty Award (Georgia Institute of Technology) 2005
CETL (Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning)/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (Georgia Institute of Technology) 2005
Moving Spirit Award for outstanding volunteers, who have been “moving spirits” in their chapters or subdivisions, INFORMS 2005
Meritorious Service Award, Operations Research, 2002
NSF CAREER Award 2001