2024 Outstanding Industrial Engineer

Enver Yucesan Abud Dhabi Commerical Bank Chair International Management in Technology and Operations Management; INSEAD
Posing with Dr. Son after accepting award.


Enver Yucesan holds the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Chair in International Management in the Technology and Operations Management Area at INSEAD. He is an Industrial Engineer from Purdue University with a PhD in Operations Research from Cornell University. His research is at the interface of simulation, optimization, and statistics. More specifically, he focuses on complementing the modelling power of computer simulation with efficient analysis methodologies to study the dynamic behaviour of complex systems such as supply chains and social networks, which, in turn, enables robust design and effective management of these ecosystems.

More recently, he has been focusing on agricultural supply chains to address key challenges such as identification of robust parent seeds, farmer contracting, small holder management, and production and inventory planning under increasing volatility driven by population dynamics and climate change. Over the past three decades, he has also been actively serving the simulation community at large in various editorial and administrative positions; in recognition of his contributions, the INFORMS Simulation Society recently presented Enver with its Distinguished Service Award.

He is currently serving as one of the Department Editors in the Supply Chain & Logistics focused issue of IISE Transactions. He has recently been elected as a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS).

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