My research mainly focuses on optimization problems in network optimization and interdiction that have applications in homeland security and supply chain analyses. In my recent research, I have focused on the applications of bilevel programming, how to effectively (re)formulate, and apply cutting-plane/decomposition algorithms. Another aspect of my research interests is to apply heuristic approaches to large-scale optimization problems.

Accepted Papers

N. O. Baycik, T. C. Sharkey, C.E. Rainwater. “Interdicting Layered Physical and Information Flow Networks.” Forthcoming in IISE Transactions.

Submitted Papers

N. O. Baycik, T. C. Sharkey, C.E. Rainwater. “A Markov Decision Process Model for Balancing Surveillance and Arrests in Law Enforcement Efforts against Illegal Drug Trafficking.” Under Revision with Socio-Economic Planning Sciences.

N. O. Baycik, K. M. Sullivan. “Robust Location of Hidden Interdictions on a Shortest Path Network.” Under Revision with IISE Transactions.

Working Papers

N. O. Baycik, T. C. Sharkey. “Analyzing the damage on interdependent critical infrastructures given the outage reports from the customers.” In Progress.

Research Interests

  • Integer Programming
  • Network Optimization and Interdiction
  • Large-Scale Optimization
  • Bilevel Programming