Carnegie Mellon University

Fatma Kılınç-Karzan

Fatma Kılınç-Karzan

Associate Professor of Operations Research

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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

  • 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)
  • INFORMS - 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

  • Undergraduate Business Administration Educational Affairs Committee, Committee Member (2014 - )
  • CMU INFORMS Student Chapter, Student Org Advisor (Professional Org) (2013 - )
  • Operations Research Faculty Recruiting Committee, Committee Member (2017 - 2018)
  • 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)
  • "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

  • Committee Member, INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) Prize (March 2018 -)
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics (February 2018 -)
  • Committee Member, INFORMS Optimization Society Young Researchers Prize (January 2018 -)
  • Mini-symposium Co-chair, International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP) 2018 (2017 - 2018)
  • Session Chair, International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP) 2018 (2017 - 2018)
  • Mini-symposium Organizer, SIAM Conference on Optimization (2016 - 2017)
  • Workshop Organizer, Mixed Integer Programming (MIP) Workshop 2017 (April 2016 - August 2017)
  • Session Chair, MOPTA (2016 - 2016)
  • Panelist, National Science Foundation (NSF) (2016 - 2016)
  • Committee Member, INFORMS Optimization Society Meeting, Program Committee (2015 - 2016)
  • Session Chair, INFORMS Optimization Society Meeting (2015 - 2016)
  • Session Chair, INFORMS Annual Meeting (2012 - 2016)
  • Committee Member, Mixed Integer Programming (MIP) Workshop 2016, Program Committee (April 2015 - August 2016)
  • Session Chair, International Conference on Continuous Optimization (ICCOPT) (2015 - August 2016)
  • Committee Member, INFORMS Optimization Society Best Student Paper Prize (2015 - November 2015)
  • Session Chair, International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP) 2015 (2014 - 2015)
  • Committee Member, Local Organizing Committee for the International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP) 2015, Publicity Chair (2012 - August 2015)
  • Co-Chairperson, International Symposium on Mathematical Programming 2015 , Cluster Co-chair (Conic Programming) (July 2014 - July 2015)
  • Panelist, National Science Foundation (NSF) (2014 - 2014)
  • Session Chair, INFORMS Optimization Society Meeting (2013 - 2014)
  • Session Chair, MOPTA (2012 - 2014)
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer, FONDECYT National Research Funding Competition of Chile (2011)