Turgay Ayer

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Turgay Ayer is an George Family Foundation Assistant Professor in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. He is also the research director for medical decision-making in the Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems at Georgia Tech.

Dr. Ayer conducts research on stochastic modeling and optimization, with applications in predictive health, medical decision making, health care operations, and health policy. Together with his students, Dr. Ayer has received several awards for his work, including an NSF CAREER award, first place in the 2011 and 2015 INFORMS Doing Good with Good OR Student Paper Competition, finalist in the 2015 INFORMS George Nicholson Student Paper Competition, 2012 and 2014 Seth Bounder Foundation Research Award, and second place in the 2011 MSOM Student Paper Competition.

Dr. Ayer received a B.S. in industrial engineering from Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ‚Äč

He is a member of INFORMS and the Society for Medical Decision Making, and he currently serves as the president of the INFORMS Health Application Society.

Expertise:
  • Operations Research
  • Health and Humanitarian Logistics
  • Health Systems
  • Medical O.R. and Biostatistics
Career Award, National Science Foundation 2015
Seth Bonder Foundation Research Award 2012
First Prize, INFORMS Doing Good with Good OR Competition 2011
Second Prize, INFORMS MSOM Society Student Paper Competition 2011
Finalist in INFORMS Decision Analysis Society Student Paper Competition 2011
Recipient of the INFORMS Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Health Services 2010
Selected for the 2010 INFORMS Doctoral Colloquium 2010
Recipient of the Society of Medical Decision Making Lee B. Lusted Award 2009
Recipient of the INFORMS Interactive Session Award 2009
Outstanding Presentation Award in the Informatics Session of 2008 Annual Meeting of Radiological Society of North America (invited for publication in RadioGraphics) 2008
Paul Carbone Prize for Best Poster in Cancer Control during 2nd Annual UW Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center (UWCCC) Research Retreat 2008