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Research Topic

Simulation-Optimization Methods for Resilient Airport Resource Management

Research Summary

My research focuses on developing a novel hybrid simulation-optimisation method in order to solve the three most critical airport resource management problems: airport check-in counter allocation, aircraft stand and gate allocation, and ground service equipment planning. Optimisation is the primary focus for these three problems while Simulation is integrated in a Metaheuristic framework to deal with the stochastic aspects of these problems, drawing upon methods such as Simheuristics. Moreover, Constraint Programming is used within the metaheuristic approach due to its efficiency in solving discrete combinatorial optimisation problems. 

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  • Teaching Assistant on the following courses:
    • Prescriptive Analytics with Mathematical Programming, Business Analytics with Simulation, Methods and Tools for Business Analytics, Business School, University of Edinburgh (2018–2019)
  • Current Secretary of the Doctoral Society, Business School, University of Edinburgh  (2018–2019)
  • Previously Lecturer in Modelling and Simulation, in the Aviation Academy of Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2015–2017)
  • MSc in Air Transport Management, in Coventry University, Coventry, UK (2013–2014)
  • BSc in Industrial Systems Engineering, in Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey (2009–2013)