Professional Activities
Invited Lectures, Presentations & Seminars Conference Presentations
Conference Committee Member & Session Organizer Visiting Professor
Proposal Reviewer/ Panel Member Journal & Conference Referee

Invited Lectures, Presentations & Seminars

  1. "Robust Search/Protection Games", (with A. Yolmeh, A. Garnaev, Z. Duan, and V. Poor), presented at the Lorentz Centre Workshop on Search Games: Theory and Algorithms, Leiden, Netherlands, June 27 - July 1, 2016.

  2. "Game Theory and Its Applications to Security", (with A. Yolmeh, A. Garnaev, Z. Duan, and V. Poor), Tutorial presentation, ISERC-IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2016, Anaheim, CA, May 21-24, 2016.

  3. "Incomplete Information Protection Games", (with A. Yolmeh) presented at the Games and Decisions in Reliability and Risk Workshop-SAMSI, Durham, NC, May 16-20, 2016.

  4. "Game Theoretic Analysis of Secret and Reliable Communication", (with A. Garnaev and H. V. Poor) presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, November 1-4, 2015.

  5. "Network Protection Games", (with A. Garnaev and H. V. Poor) presented at the 27th European Conference on Operational Research, Glasgow, England, July 12-15, 2015.

  6. "Game Theoretic Analysis of Reliable Communication", (with A. Garnaev and H. V. Poor) invited talk at the 4th Symposium on Games and Decisions in Reliability and Risk, Istanbul, Turkey, June 17-19, 2015erence on Operational Research, Glasgow, England, July 12-15, 2015.

  7. "On the Optimality of the Newsvendor Problem with Isoelastic Demand and Mean-Variance Considerations", at the ISERC-IIE Annual Conference and Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, May 31-June 3, 2015.

  8. "A Mean-Variance Analysis of The Price-Setting Newsvendor Problem", (with J. Rubio-Herrero and A. Jaskiewicz) presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, November 9-12, 2014.

  9. "Queues in Random Environment and Their Applications",IBM Yorktown Heights, NY, Oct. 16, 2014.

  10. "Price-Setting Newsvendor Problem", (with J. Rubio-Herrero and A. Jaskiewicz) invited talk at the ISERC-IIE Annual Conference and Expo in Montreal, Canada, May 31-June 3, 2014.

  11. "Infrastructure Network Protection", (with Z. Duan*, A. Garnaev and H. V. Poor), invited talk at the Decision Sciences and Statistics Department, George Washington University, Washington D. C., Feb. 28, 2014.

  12. "Modeling Traffic Interrupted by Incidents and Incident Management", (with Z. Duan*) School of Reliability and Systems Engineering, Beihang University, China, August 18-26, 2013.

  13. "Network Protection", (with Z. Duan*, H. V. Poor and A. Garnaev), 2nd Rutgers Applied Probability Conference, MSIS Department, Rutgers Business School, Dec. 7-8, 2013.

  14. "Securing Infrastructures via Stochastic Games", (with Z. Duan*), Syracuse University, Nov. 11, 2011.

  15. "Health Care Needs Planning for Extreme Heat Events", (with S. Ghorbani and P. Kazemian) presented at the INFORMS Conference in Austin, Texas, November 2010.

  16. "Emergency Shelter Location and Allocation during Extreme Heat Events", (with S. Ghorbani) presented at the INFORMS Conference in Austin, Texas, November 2010.

  17. "Stochastic Models of Traffic Flow Interrupted by Incidents", (with Z. Duan) presented at the IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Symposium on Transportation Systems, Sept. 2009.

  18. "Modeling Nonrecurrent Congestion", presented at the INFORMS Conference in Washington D.C., October 2008.

  19. "Multiserver queues in random environment", presented at the INFORMS Conference in Washington D.C., October 2008.

  20. "Traffic Flow Models and Incident Management", presented at the INFORMS Conference in Pittsburgh, November 2006.

  21. "M/M/C Queues with Markov Modulated Service Processes", (with Z. Duan) Valuetools-First International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools, Pisa , October, 2006.

  22. "Queues with Markov Modulated Service", presented at the Dept of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at SUNY-Stony Brook, March 2006.

  23. "Queues with Markov-Modulated Service Rates", presented at the INFORMS Conference in San Francisco, November 2005.

  24. "Probabilistic Programming Models for Dispatching and Resource Allocation in TIM", (with W. Xiao, C. Iyigün and K. Ozbay) presented at the INFORMS Conference in San Francisco, November 2005.

  25. "Queues with Markov-Modulated Service Rates", presented at the IE Dept. at Lehigh University Sept. 2004.

  26. "Stochastic Decomposition in M/M/∞ Queues with Markov-Modulated Service Rates", (with W. Xiao) presented at RUTCOR, April 2004.

  27. "Inventory Control under Substitutable Demand", (with M. Avsar), IERC, May 10, 2004.

  28. "Integrating PID Controllers into SPC Applications",(with T. Nugent) presented at the INFORMS Conference in Philadelphia, November 1999.

  29. "Undiscounted Two-Person Zero-Sum Stochastic Games",(with Z. M. Avsar) presented at the INFORMS Conference in Philadelphia, November 1999.

  30. "Two-Person Zero-Sum Stochastic Games",presented at the Industrial Engineering Department at Bogazici University, Turkey , July 1998.

  31. "Look-Back Policies for Production/Inventory Systems", (with Tayfur Altiok) presented at INFORMS Israel, June-July, 1998.

  32. "Semi-Markov Decision Processes: Nonstandard Criteria", Proceedings IEEE Regional NY/NJ Control Conference, August 1994.

  33. "Load Sharing Processors with Failures", (with T. Altiok, C. Vu Duy) Proceedings IEEE Regional NY/NJ Control Conference, August 1994.

  34. "Control of Manufacturing Processes", Advanced Queueing Seminar, RUTCOR, May, 1994.

  35. "Control of a Batch Server Serving a Number of Closed Queues", (with S. Ruan and M. Jafari) IIE 3rd Research Conference, Atlanta , May 1994.

  36. "The Correspondence between the Stochastic Game and the Deterministic Generalized Game", ORSA-TIMS Joint National Meeting, Phoenix , October 1993.

  37. "Applications of Markov Decision Processes to Production Systems", ORSA-TIMS Joint National Meeting, Phoenix , October 1993.

  38. "Semi-Markov Decision Processes: Nonstandard Criteria", ORSA-TIMS Joint National Meeting, Phoenix , October 1993.

  39. "Markov Decision Processes", Rutgers University , WINLAB Seminar Series, 1990.

  40. "Sample-Path Approach to Time-Average Markov Decision Processes", Bell Communications Research Seminar Series, Morristown , New Jersey , December 1989.

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Conference Presentations

  1. "Column Generation Approach for Patrolling Games", (with A. Yolmeh) presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, October 22-25, 2017.

  2. "Inspecting railways for defects: a game theory approach", (with P. Gerum) presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, October 22-25, 2017.

  3. "Traffic Density Analytical Model Validation And Applications", (with P. Gerum and M. R. Figueroa) presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, November 13-16, 2016.

  4. "Route Optimization: A Risk Averse Shortest Path Problem", (with M. R. Figueroa) presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, November 13-16, 2016.

  5. "Unimodality in price-dependent newsvendor problems with mean-variance trade-offs", (with J. Rubio-Herrero) presented at the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2016, Anaheim, CA, May 21-24, 2016.

  6. "Traffic Volume and Travel Time Variability under Random Interruptions", (with M. Figueroa) presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, November 1-4, 2015.

  7. "Analysis of the Unimodality of the Newsvendor Problem with Mean-Variance Tradeoff", (with J. Rubio-Herrero) presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, November 1-4, 2015.

  8. "The Newsvendor Problem with Price-Dependent, Isoelastic Demand: Optimality and Risk Considerations", (with J. Rubio-Herrero) presented at the 22nd International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, Pittsburgh, PA, July 12-17 2015.

  9. "inSecurity Gaming Environment to Validate Stochastic Counter Terrorism Models", (with R. Anderson and S. Sugrim) presented at the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds 2015.

  10. "Infrastructure Security via game theory", (with Z. Duan) presented at the INFORMS Conference in Austin, Texas, November 2010.

  11. "Two-Stage Competitive Production Planning under Yield and Demand Uncertainty", (with S. Ghorbani) presented at the YAEM 2010 (30th Operations Research and Industrial Engineering National Meeting), Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, June 30-July 2, 2010.

  12. "Completion Time Analysis of M/G/∞ Queues with Two-Service Speeds", (with Z. Duan) presented at the Third Madrid Conference on Queueing Theory, Toledo, Spain, June 28-July 1, 2010.

  13. "Securing Infrastructures via Stochastic Games", (with Z. Duan) presented at The 14th International Symposium on Dynamic Games and Applications, Banff, Canada, June 19-24, 2010.

  14. "Algorithm for Emergency Shelter Location and Population Allocation during Extreme Heat Events", (with S. Ghorbani and P. Kazemian) presented at the DIMACS/CCICADA Workshop on Modeling and Mitigation of the Impacts of Extreme Weather Events to Human Health Risks, Piscataway, New Jersey, June 2010.

  15. "Emergency Shelter Location and Allocation in Extreme Weather Events- Heat Wave", (with S. Ghorbani and P. Kazemian) poster presentation at the 2010 Health and Humanitarian Logistics Workshop at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2010.

  16. "Evacuation Planning for Disaster Management", presented at the Climate and Mathematics Paper Session at the Spring 2009 Joint Mathematical Association of America-NJ GSUMC Meeting, March 29, Monmouth University, NJ.

  17. "Modeling Interrupted Traffic Flow", presented at the Meeting of the EURO Wirking Group on Stochastic Modellin 2008, June 23-25, Istanbul, Turkey.

  18. "Queues with Markov Modulated Service Rates", presented at the INFORMS Applied Probability Conference, Ottawa , July 2005.

  19. "Integrating PID Controllers into SPC Applications", (with T. Nugent* and K. Gürsoy) presented at the INFORMS Conference in Istanbul, July 2003.

  20. "M/M/C Queues under Batch Service Interruptions", (with W. Xiao, and K. Ozbay) presented at the INFORMS Conference in Istanbul, July 2003.

  21. "Undiscounted Two-Person Zero-Sum Communicating Stochastic Games", (with Z. M. Avsar) presented at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Phoenix , Arizona , December 1999.

  22. "Two-Person Zero-Sum Communicating Stochastic Games", (with Z. M. Avsar) presented at the National Conference on Operations Research, Turkey , June, 1998.

  23. "A Decomposition Approach for Undiscounted Two-Person Zero-Sum Stochastic Games", (with Z. M. Avsar) presented at the National Conference on Operations Research, Turkey , June, 1998.

  24. "Inventory Control under Substitutable Demand: A Stochastic Game Application", (with Z. M. Avsar) presented at the National Conference on Operations Research, Turkey , June, 1998.

  25. "Control Policies for Two-Stage, Pull-Type Production/Inventory Systems with Constrained Average Cost Criterion", (with H. Danhong) IIE 2nd Research Conference, Los Angeles , April 1993.

  26. "Look-Back Policies for Two-Stage, Pull-Type Production/Inventory Systems", (with T. Altiok and H. Danhong*) ORSA-TIMS Joint National Conference, San Francisco , November 1992.

  27. "Performance Analysis Using Minimax Algebra", (with M. Jafari) ORSA-TIMS Joint National Conference, New York , October 1989.

  28. "A Decomposition Algorithm for Multichain Stochastic Games", (with K. W. Ross) ORSA-TIMS Joint National Conference, Washington DC , April 1988.

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Conference Committee Member & Session Organizer

  1. Member of the Technical Program Committee for the Fifth International Conference on Advances in Vehicular Systems, Technologies and Applications (VEHICULAR 2016), Barcelona, Spain, November 13 - 17, 2016.

  2. Member of the Technical Program Committee for the Fourth International Conference on Advances in Vehicular Systems, Technologies and Applications (Vehicular 2015), St. Julians, Malta, October 11-16, 2015.

  3. Member of the Technical Program Committee for the Third International Conference on Advances in Vehicular Systems, Technologies and Applications, VEHICULAR 2014, June 22 - 26, 2014 - Seville, Spain.

  4. Member of the Technical Program Committee for the Third International Conference on Advances in Vehicular Systems, Technologies and Applications, VEHICULAR 2014, June 22 - 26, 2014 - Seville, Spain.

  5. Workshop organizer, DIMACS Workshop on Risk-Averse Algorithmic Decision Making, (with A. Ruszczynski, D. Brown, A. Pekec and D. Subramanian) Rutgers University, May 9 - 11, 2011.

  6. Sponsored Session Organizer and Chair: “Planning for Extreme Weather Events I” INFORMS Conference, Austin, Texas, November 2010.

  7. Sponsored Session Organizer and Chair: “Planning for Extreme Weather Events II” INFORMS Conference, Austin, Texas, November 2010.

  8. Workshop organizer, DIMACS/CCICADA Workshop on Modeling and Mitigation of the Impacts of Extreme Weather Events to Human Health Risks, (with E. Boros and N. Fefferman) Rutgers University, June 3 - 4, 2010.

  9. Technical Program Committee Member for the 3nd Workshop on Network Control and Optimization (NetCOOP), Paris, France, 2009.

  10. Technical Program Committee Member for the 3rd.  International Conf. On Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools, Athens , Greece , October 2008.

  11. Technical Program Committee Member for the 2nd International Conf. On Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools, Nantes , France , October 2007.

  12. Technical Program Committee Member for the 1st International Conf. On Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools, Pisa , Italy , October 2006.

  13. Conference Program Committee Member: “Telecommunications,” IEEE Regional NY/NJ Control Conference, August 1994.

  14. Sponsored Session Organizer and Chair: “Modeling and Control of Recurrent and Nonrecurrent Congestion,” INFORMS Conference, Washington D.C., October 2008.

  15. Sponsored Session Organizer and Chair: “Queues in Random Environment,” INFORMS Conference, Washington D.C. , October 2008.

  16. Session Chair for two sessions: Queueing Systems I and Petri Nets: Theory and Application, at the 1st International Conf. On Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools, Pisa , Italy , October 2006.

  17. Session Organizer and Chair: “Stochastic Modeling and Control,” INFORMS, Washington DC , 1995.

  18. Session Chair: “Telecommunications,” IEEE Regional NY/NJ Control Conference, August 1994.

  19. Session Organizer and Chair: “Queueing,” IIE 3rd Research Conference, Atlanta , May 1994.


  20. Session Chair: “Statistical Process Control,” Conference on Computer Integrated Manufacturing in the Process Industries, New Brunswick , April 1994.
  21. Session Organizer and Chair: “Queueing Control Problems,” ORSA-TIMS National Meeting, Phoenix , October 1993.

  22. Session Organizer and Chair: “Broadband ISDN-Congestion Control,” ORSA-TIMS National Meeting, Chicago , November 1992.

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Visiting Professor

  1. Visiting Fellow: Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton, September – December, 2012.

  2. Visiting Professor: Department of Industrial Engineering, Bogazici University, İstanbul, Turkey, June-August, 2000 –05, 2007 – 09, 2011-12.

  3. Visiting Professor: Department of Industrial Engineering, Bogazici University, İstanbul, Turkey, June-August, 2000 –05, 2007 – 09, 2011-12.

  4. Participated in research and taught a course in Queueing Theory at Bogazici University , Istanbul , Turkey , Spring 1998. 

  5. Participated in research and taught a short course on Control Problems in Broadband Networks at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, June 1992.

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Proposal Reviewer/ Panel Member

  1. 1. NSF Panel Member, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2016, 2017.

  2. Reviewer for U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation, 2005.

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Journal & Conference Referee

Institute of Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (ICST) Transactions on Network Optimization and Control, International Journal of Operations Research amd Information Systems, IFAC Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, IEEE Proceedings Conference on Decision and Control, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, IEE Proc. On Control Theory and Applications, Information Processing Letter, INS-Information Science, Naval Research Logistics, Institute of Industrial Engineering Transactions, International Journal of Flexible Automation and Integrated Manufacturing, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Annals of Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Asian-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, Operations Research, Operations Research Letters, Mathematical Methods in Operations Research, Mathematics of Operations Research, Management Science, Queueing Systems, Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences, The Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery (JACM), Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory

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