Özgün Elçi

PhD Student
Carnegie Mellon University
Tepper School of Business
Operations Research

elci [at] cmu [dot] edu


Research Interests

I am broadly interested in decision making under uncertainty. My current research focuses on
      — exact decomposition-based hybrid optimization methods,
      — large scale stochastic integer programming,
      — dynamic optimization under uncertainty,
      — applications in humanitarian logistics and energy-merchant operations.

Biography

I am a second-year PhD student in the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. I work with Nicola Secomandi on merchant operations of commodity and energy conversion assets. I also work with John Hooker on logic-based Benders decomposition. Previously, I studied at the Industrial Engineering Program of Sabancı University. My advisors were Nilay Noyan and Kerem Bülbül. I was affiliated with Smart Mobility and Logistics Lab, and I worked on chance-constrained optimization models for humanitarian relief network design.

Publications

  1. Elci, O., Noyan, N., and Bulbul, K., 2018. Chance-Constrained Stochastic Programming under Variable Reliability Levels with an Application to Humanitarian Relief Network Design, Computers and Operations Research, 96, 91-107.
  2. Elci, O. and Noyan, N., 2018. A Chance-Constrained Two-Stage Stochastic Programming Model for Humanitarian Relief Network Design, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 108, 55-83.

Conference Presentations

A Logic-Based Benders Decomposition Algorithm for Two-Stage Stochastic Planning and Scheduling Problem.
Joint work with John Hooker.
      — International Conference on Stochastic Programming, Trondheim, 2019.
      — INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, 2019.

Chance-Constrained Stochastic Programming under Variable Reliability Levels with an Application to Humanitarian Relief Network Design.
Joint work with Nilay Noyan and Kerem Bulbul.
      — INFORMS Annual Meeting, Nashville, 2016.

A Chance-Constrained Two-Stage Stochastic Programming Model for Humanitarian Relief Network Design.
Joint work with Nilay Noyan.
      — 37th National Congress on Operations Research and Industrial Engineering (YAEM 2017), Istanbul, 2017.
      — Third Place in YinzOR 2018 Poster Competition, Pittsburgh, 2018.

Summer Schools - PhD Workshops

PhD Tutorials, International Conference on Stochastic Programming, Buzios, 2016.
The 14th Summer School of the Association for Constraint Programming, Jackson, 2018.
PhD Tutorials, International Conference on Stochastic Programming, Trondheim, 2019.

Service

Referee - Transportation Research Part E.
Treasurer - CMU INFORMS Student Chapter, 2018.
Co-Chair - YinzOR 2018 Conference.
Co-Chair - YinzOR 2019 Conference.

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