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Emre Kirac, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering Management,
College of Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3816
Email: kirac@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta Annex 4

Biography

I joined the Department of Engineering at the University of Houston - Clear Lake in August 2016. Prior to joining the University of Houston - Clear Lake, I received a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas. I earned a Master's degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Colorado State University - Pueblo and a Bachelor's degree in Textile Engineering from Uludag University, Turkey.

My primary research interests include the application of operations research techniques to model and solve large-scale logistics planning problems arising in the humanitarian and supply chain sectors. I am also interested in applying simulation techniques to complex systems such as healthcare and scheduling problems.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Arkansas, August 2016
  • M.S.I.S.E., Colorado State University – Pueblo, December 2011
  • B.S.T.E., Uludag University, June 2008




Research Projects

  • Large-scale logistic planning problems arising in the humanitarian and supply chain sectors
  • Vehicle routing problems
  • Engineering optimization
  • Heuristics
  • Modeling and simulation


Awards and Accomplishments

  • University of Arkansas INEG Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2016)
  • University of Arkansas INEG Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (2016)
  • University of Arkansas INEG Graduate Student Research Award (2014)
  • Second place winner at the INFORMS Interactive Session Poster Competition (2014)