Esra Karasakal, Prof. Dr.

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IE 211-130
Administrative Position:
Department Chair

Education Background

  • B.S., METU, 1994
  • M.S., Lancaster University, 1995
  • Ph.D., METU, 2000

Short Bio

Dr. Esra Karasakal is a professor of Industrial Engineering at METU. After receiving her M.S. degree from Lancaster University in 1995, Dr. Karasakal worked as a research asistant in Industrial Engineering Department of METU, where she received her Ph.D. degree in 2000. She worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in University of Ottawa, on leave from METU for a year.

Research Topics

  • Multicriteria decision making: Support vector machines, Data envelopment analysis, Interactive approaches
  • Facility location
  • Defense modelling
  • Artificial neural networks
  • Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization

Areas of Expertise

  • Multicriteria decision making
  • Decision analysis
  • Mathematical modelling, optimization and its applications
  • Heuristic search