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Visiting Professor of Operations Management
Oguzhan Alagoz is currently a Visiting Professor of Operations at Kellogg School of Management and Proctor & Gamble Bascom Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a professor at the Department of Population Health Sciences and serves as the director of NIH-funded Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)-Simulation Center as well as the associated director for Wisconsin Institute for Healthcare Systems Engineering (WIHSE). He received his BS from Bilkent University in 1997, MS from Middle East Technical University in 2000, and PhD in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004. He worked as a visiting assistant professor of Operations at the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University between 2004 and 2005. His research interests include stochastic optimization, medical decision making, completely and partially observable Markov decision processes, simulation, risk-prediction modeling and health technology assessment. He serves on the editorial boards of Operations Research, IIE Transactions, and IIE Transactions on Healthcare Engineering and previously served on the editorial board of Medical Decision Making. He has received various awards including a CAREER award from National Science Foundation (NSF), outstanding young industrial engineer in education award from IIE, Dantzig Dissertation Honorable Mention Award from INFORMS, 2nd place award from INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group best paper competition, best paper award from INFORMS Service Science Section, best podium presentation award from ISPOR, and best poster award from UW Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center. He has been the principal investigator and co-investigator on grants more than $5 million funded by NSF and NIH.