Carnegie Mellon University

Fatma Kılınç-Karzan

Fatma Kılınç-Karzan

Associate Professor of Operations Research; Frank A. and Helen E. Risch Faculty Development Chair

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  • TEP - Tepper Building - Room 4229
  • 412-268-9198
Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Education

  • Georgia Institute of Technology - Ph D (Industrial and Systems Engineering) - 2011
  • Middle East Technical University - MS (Industrial Engineering) - 2005
  • Middle East Technical University - BS (Industrial Engineering) - 2003

Research

Theory and algorithms for mathematical programming; Large-scale optimization and applications in machine learning, structured recovery, and statistics; Decision making under uncertainty; Operations research applications.

Publications

Working Papers

Awards and Honors

  • Frank A. and Helen E. Risch Faculty Development Chair, Tepper School of Business (2020-2021)
  • Advisor to the paper that was awarded a honorable mention in the 2018 INFORMS Optimization Society Best Student Paper Award Competition (2018)
  • Advisor to the paper that was a runner up in the 2017 INFORMS Computing Society Best Student Paper Award Competition (2017)
  • INFORMS - 2015 INFORMS Optimization Society Young Researcher Prize (2015)
  • National Science Foundation - NSF CAREER Award (2015)
  • INFORMS - 1st prize for 2014 INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Best Paper Award Competition (2014)
  • Advisor to the paper that was a finalist for the INFORMS Data Mining Best Student Paper Award Competition (2014)
  • Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University - BP Junior Faculty Chair (2014)
  • Carnegie Mellon University - Berkman Grant Awardee (2013)
  • INFORMS - 3rd Prize Winner in INFORMS Case Competition for the case "Redesigning Pittsburgh Port Authority’s Bus Transit System" (2013)
  • Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University - Faculty Giving Chair (2012)
  • CMU Eberly Center of Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation - Wimmer Faculty Fellow (2012)

University Service

  • Masters Educational Affairs Committee, Committee Member (2020 - )
  • CMU INFORMS Student Chapter, Student Org Advisor (Professional Org) (2013 - )
  • Women in Academia Panel organized by INFORMS CMU Chapter, Panelist (2020)
  • Tepper Committee on Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Committee Member (2019 - 2020)

  • Master's Academic Actions Committee, Committee Member (2018 - 2020)

  • CMU Department of Mathematics, Finance/Operations Research Faculty Recruiting Committee, Committee Member (2019 - 2020)

  • Women in Academia Panel organized by Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) CMU Chapter, Panelist (2019)

  • Balas Student Paper Award Committee, Committee Member (2019)

  • INFORMS CMU YinzOR Conference Poster Competition for PhD students, Judge at Poster Competition (2018)

  • Operations Research Faculty Recruiting Committee, Committee Member (2017 - 2018)
  • Undergraduate Business Administration Educational Affairs Committee, Committee Member (2014 - 2017 )
  • Women in Academia Tea Gathering organized by INFORMS CMU Chapter, Panelist (2017)

  • Tepper School Strategic Planning (Research) Committee, Committee Member (2016 - 2017)
  • Master's Academic Actions Committee, Committee Member (2016 - 2017)
  • Operations Research Faculty Recruiting Committee, Committee Member (2016 - 2017)
  • MBA Business Analytics Capstone Project at Industrial Scientific Corporation, Track Coordinator, MBA Business Analytics Capstone Project at Industrial Scientific Corporation (2015 - 2016)
  • MBA Business Analytics Capstone Project at PNC Center, Track Coordinator, MBA Business Analytics Capstone Project at PNC Center (2015 - 2016)
  • Operations Research Seminars, Organizer (2011 - 2015)

  • "Data Analytics to Improve Service and Expand the Market for Intercity Rail" Systems Project, Advisory Board Member for Systems Project at CMU Heinz School (2015 - 2015)
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Review Committee, Committee Member (2013 - 2014)
  • "Putting Intelligent Transportation Systems to Work in the New Fiscal Reality: Port Authority System Analysis and Market Plan" Systems Project, Advisory Board Member for Systems Project at CMU Heinz School (2013 - 2013)
  • MBA Business Analytics Capstone Project at United Oil Refining Company and Crossett Inc., Track Coordinator, MBA Business Analytics Capstone Project at United Oil Refining Company and Crossett Inc. (2012 - 2013)
  • Egon Balas Award (2013), Committee Member (2012 - 2013)
  • Thompson Dissertation Award (2012), Committee Member (2011 - 2012)

Consulting

  • National Science Foundation (2014 - 2016)
  • Industrial Scientific Corporation (January 2016 - May 2016)
  • PNC Bank (January 2016 - May 2016)
  • Crossett Inc. (January 2013 - June 2013)
  • United Refining Company (January 2013 - June 2013)
  • Virtual Radiologic (August 2012 - December 2012)

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor, Operations Research (2021 - )
  • Board of Directors, INFORMS Computing Society (2021 - )
  • Committee Chair, INFORMS George Nicholson Student Paper Competition (2021 - )
  • Editorial Review Board Member, MOS/SIAM Optimization Classics Book Series (2021 - )
  • Associate Editor, INFORMS Journal on Computing (2020 - )
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Continuous Optimization (ICCOPT) 2022 (2020 - )
  • Associate Editor, Optimization Methods and Software (2020 - )
  • Associate Editor, Optimization and Engineering (2020 - )
  • Member, MOS – Mathematical Optimization Society (previously named as MPS) (2007 - )
  • Member, INFORMS – Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (2006 - )
  • Member, SIAM – Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2006 - )
  • Member, EUROPT – The Continuous Optimization Working Group of EURO (2005 - )
  • Committee Member, INFORMS George Nicholson Student Paper Competition (2019 - 2020)
  • Committee Chair, INFORMS Optimization Society Best Student Paper Prize (2020)
  • Committee Member, INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) Prize (2019 - 2020)
  • Committee Member, INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Best Paper Prize (2019)
  • Program Committee Member, CRM-DIMACS Workshop on MINLP (2017 – 2019)
  • Committee Member, INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) Prize (2018 - 2019)
  • Co-Chairperson, INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Best Paper Prize (2018)
  • Committee Member, INFORMS Optimization Society Young Researchers Prize (2018)
  • Workshop Organizer, Mixed Integer Programming (MIP) Workshop 2017 (April 2016 - August 2017)
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer, National Science Foundation (NSF) (2016)
  • Committee Member, INFORMS Optimization Society Meeting, Program Committee (2015 - 2016)
  • Committee Member, Mixed Integer Programming (MIP) Workshop 2016, Program Committee (April 2015 - August 2016)
  • Committee Member, INFORMS Optimization Society Best Student Paper Prize (2015)
  • Committee Member, Publicity Chair, Local Organizing Committee for the International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP) 2015, (2012 - 2015)
  • Co-Chairperson, Cluster Co-chair (Conic Programming), International Symposium on Mathematical Programming 2015, (2014 - 2015)
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer, National Science Foundation (NSF) (2014)
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer, FONDECYT National Research Funding Competition of Chile (2011)
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Annals of Statistics
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Discrete Optimization
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Electronic Journal of Statistics
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, INFORMS Journal on Computing
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization (IPCO) Conference
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Management Science
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM)
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Mathematical Programming
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Mathematical Programming Computation
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Mathematics of Operations Research
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Conference
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Operations Research
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Optimization Letters
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Optimization Research Letters
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, SIAM Journal on Optimization
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science