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ESRA BüYüKTAHTAKιN - FACULTY PROFILE

EB  Esra Büyüktahtakιn Toy

   Assistant Professor
   Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Department
   Wichita State University

   Office: EB 120C
   Phone: 316-978-5915
   Fax: 316-978-3742
   E-mail: esra.b@wichita.edu

   Address:
   Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Department
   1845 N Fairmount, Wichita, KS, 67260-0035

 

Esra Büyüktahtakιn Toy is an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Wichita State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Wichita State University, Dr. Büyüktahtakιn Toy worked as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona.

She received her PhD in industrial engineering and operations research in 2009 from the University of Florida. She has MS degrees in management science in 2007 from Lehigh University and industrial engineering in 2005 from Bilkent University. She received her BS in industrial engineering in 2002 from Fatih University, Turkey.

Her research interests include the development of optimization approaches, in particular integer and dynamic programming with applications to invasive species control, biofuel production, supply chain management and logistics, production planning, and asset management.

Recent News

  • Research paper with PhD student Halil Cobuloglu on “Food vs Biofuel: An Optimization Approach to the Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Land-Use Competition and Environmental Impacts”, has been accepted for publication in Applied Energy (impact factor: 5.261), in November 2014
  • Congratulations to student Ning Liu for receiving the Dora Wallace Hodgson Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award on September 22, 2014.
  • Congratulations to student Halil Cobuloglu for passing his oral Doctoral Proposal examination successfully on September 4, 2014.
  • Congratulations to student Emmanuel Des-Bordes for receiveing the best paper award for his study "Optimal Replacement Strategies for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT) Scanning Machines with Energy Concerns", at the International Conference on Agriculture, Environment and Biological Sciences (ICFAE’14) on June 5, 2014.
  • Congratulations to student Halil Cobuloglu for receiving the WSU outstanding doctoral student award on May, 2014.
  • Congratulations to student Ning Liu for passing his oral Master Defense examination successfully on November 18, 2013.
  • Dr. Büyüktahtakιn Toy has been elected as INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) Vice President/President-elect, May 2013.
  • Congratulations to PhD student Halil Cobuloglu, who received the second place in the Best Oral Presentation competition in Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) Symposium at Wichita State University, May 2013.
  • Congratulations to student Rajesh Kumar Narasimhan for passing his oral Master Defense examination successfully on May 2, 2013.
  • Congratulations to students Rajesh Narasimhan, Halil Cobuloglu and Tanner Lampe, who recieved the first place in the IIE Professional Chapter Best Graduate Project Competition in Engineering Open House at WSU for their project titled as "Controlling the Invasion of Sericea Lespedeza with Limited Budgets: Insights from an Optimization Model", April, 2013.
  • Congratulations to PhD student Halil Cobuloglu, who received the first place in the IME Best Graduate Project Competition and the second place in the IIE Professional Chapter Best Graduate Project Competition in Engineering Open House at WSU for his project titled as "A Mixed-Integer Optimization Model for the Economic and Environmental Analysis of Biomass Production", April, 2013.
  • Dr. Büyüktahtakιn Toy received the NSF EPSCoR First Award for the project titled "Navigating the Fine Line between Economic and Environmental Impacts of Biofuel Production", 2012-2013.