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Tulay VarolTulay Varol

Ph.D. Student in Management Science


Office: SOM 028


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M.S. Industrial Engineering, Istanbul Technical

University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010

B.S. Mathematical Engineering, Yildiz Technical

University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2007


Research/Teaching Interests:

Retail Operations Management

Deterministic Models

Optimization-based Heuristic Approaches

Supply Chain Management




Maximizing impulse buying via optimized store-wide shelf space allocation, with A. Ghoniem and B. Maddah, in preparation.

Shelf space allocation for product visibility maximization using column generation, with A. Ghoniem, in preparation.

Bin packing with location/allocation considerations, with A. Ghoniem, in preparation.


Impulse purchase maximization via layout-based shelf space allocation (with A. Ghoniem and B. Maddah), POMS Conference, Denver, Colorado, May 3-6, 2013.

Honors and Awards:

Distinctive Graduate, Yıldız Technical University (2007)
Turkish American Women Scholarship Fund (2006)
Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) fellowship (2007-2009)

Professional and Academic Memberships:

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)