ISyE’s Turgay Ayer Promoted to Associate Professor

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Georgia Tech’s Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) announced that George Family Foundation Early Career Professor Turgay Ayer has been promoted to associate professor with tenure, effective August 15, 2018.

“Congratulations to Turgay on this career achievement,” said H. Milton and Carolyn J. Stewart School Chair and Professor Edwin Romeijn. “This promotion to associate professor reflects Turgay’s outstanding accomplishments in the area of health care analytics, including medical decision making, health care operations, and health policy.”

About Turgay Ayer

In addition to being the George Family Foundation Early Career Professor at ISyE, Ayer is the research director for medical decision-making in the Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems at Georgia Tech. Ayer also has a courtesy appointment at Emory Medical School.

Ayer serves as an associate editor for Operations Research, and he is a past president of the INFORMS Health Application Society. His research focuses on health care analytics, with applications in predictive health, medical decision making, health care operations, and health policy. His research papers have been published in top-tier engineering, management, and medical journals, and covered by popular media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, and NPR.

He has received several awards for his work, including an NSF CAREER Award (2015), the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) Lee Lusted Award (2009), first place in the MSOM Best Practice-based Research Competition (2017), and placed as a finalist in the 2017 INFORMS Franz Edelman Competition.

Ayer received a B.S. (2006) in industrial engineering from Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, and his M.S. and Ph.D. (2011) degrees in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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