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Simge Küçükyavuz

Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences


2145 Sheridan Road
Room D237
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Ph.D. Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley, CA

​​​M.S. Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley, CA

B.S. Industrial Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Research Interests

Theoretical and Methodological Expertise: 

  • Mixed-Integer Programming
  • Large-Scale Optimization
  • Optimization under Uncertainty
  • Network Optimization

Application Interests: 

  • Infrastructure (e.g. power systems, computing)
  • Social networks
  • Statistical learning
  • Supply chain management
  • Humanitarian logistics

Selected Publications

  • L. Wei, A. Gomez and S. Küçükyavuz, Ideal Formulations for Constrained Convex Optimization Problems with Indicator Variables, forthcoming in Mathematical Programming, 2021.
  • F. Kilinc-Karzan, S. Küçükyavuz and D. Lee, Joint Chance-Constrained Programs and the Intersection of Mixing Sets through a Submodularity Lens, forthcoming in Mathematical Programming, 2021.
  • N. Ho-Nguyen, F. Kilinc-Karzan, S. Küçükyavuz and D. Lee, Distributionally Robust Chance-Constrained Programs with Right-Hand Side Uncertainty under Wasserstein Ambiguity, forthcoming in Mathematical Programming, 2021.
  • H. Manzour, S. Küçükyavuz, H. Wu and A. Shojaie, Integer Programming for Learning Directed Acyclic Graphs from Continuous Data, forthcoming in INFORMS Journal on Optimization, 3(1), 46-73, 2021.
  • M. Merakli and S. Küçükyavuz, Risk Aversion to Parameter Uncertainty in Markov Decision Processes with an Application to Slow-Onset Disaster Relief, IISE Transactions, 52(8), 811-831, 2020. 
  • N. Noyan, M. Merakli and S. Küçükyavuz, Two-stage Stochastic Programming under Multivariate Risk Constraints with an Application to Humanitarian Relief Network Design, forthcoming in Mathematical Programming, 2019.
  • H. Wu and S. Küçükyavuz, Probabilistic Partial Set Covering with an Oracle for Chance Constraints, SIAM Journal on Optimization, 29(1), 690-718, 2019. 
  • X. Liu, F. Kilinc-Karzan and S. Küçükyavuz, On Intersection of Two Mixing Sets with Applications to Joint Chance-Constrained Programs, Mathematical Programming, 175 (1–2), 29–68, 2019. 
  • H. Wu and S. Küçükyavuz, A Two-Stage Stochastic Programming Approach for Influence Maximization in Social Networks, Computational Optimization and Applications, 69(3), 563-595, 2018. 
  • A. Atamtürk, S. Küçükyavuz and B. Tezel, Path Cover and Path Pack Inequalities for the Capacitated Fixed-Charge Network Flow Problem, SIAM Journal on Optimization, 27(3), 1943-1976, 2017.
  • S. Küçükyavuz and N. Noyan, Cut Generation for Optimization Problems with Multivariate Risk Constraints, Mathematical Programming, 159(1), 165-199, 2016. 
  • P. Damci-Kurt, S. Küçükyavuz, D. Rajan and A. Atamtürk, A Polyhedral Study of Production Ramping, Mathematical Programming, 158(1), 175-205, 2016.
  • X. Liu, S. Küçükyavuz and J. Luedtke, Decomposition Algorithms for Two-Stage Chance-Constrained Programs, Mathematical Programming, 157(1), 219-243, 2016.