Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering
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Research Group: Computational Optimization Lab (COOL)
Optimization; integer programming; stochastic programming; multiobjective integer programming; combinatorial optimization; applications of optimization.
Merve Bodur is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. She also held a Dean’s Spark Professorship in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (2018-2021). She is a faculty associate of University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute, Smart Freight Centre, and Centre for Healthcare Engineering at the University of Toronto. Currently, she is the INFORMS Optimization Society Vice Chair of Integer and Discrete Optimization. She obtained her Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison and did a postdoc at Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering and B.A. in Mathematics from Bogazici University, Turkey. Her research interests include stochastic programming, integer programming, multiobjective optimization and combinatorial optimization, with applications in a variety of areas such as scheduling, transportation, power systems, healthcare and telecommunications.