About

I received my B.S. in Industrial Engineering (June 2012), and in Computer Engineering (January 2012) at Çankaya University in Turkey. After graduation, I started working through M.S. in Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas, and completed my study in May 2014. My thesis, "Robust Network Interdiction with Invisible Interdiction Assets", includes a study of a shortest path network interdiction problem for which we developed a mathematical model and a solution approach based on a Design of Experiment study and a heuristic application. Since August 2014, I have been a PhD student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and my advisor is Dr. Thomas C. Sharkey. I am interested in analyzing problems in homeland security and defense applications including cyber-physical system security, interdependent systems, and resilient infrastructure from both deterministic and probabilistic perspectives. I use operations research and optimization tools such as network optimization and interdiction, decomposition methods, column generation technique, and heuristic approaches to model and solve these problems. My dissertation research develops a new reformulation technique to solve a Layered Network Interdiction Problem across interdependent networks. This approach is applied to how law enforcement efforts can be optimized against illegal drug trafficking activities, and cyber-based vulnerability analyses for supply chain and infrastructure networks.