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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Senay Solak

Department Chair & Professor

Operations & Information Management

Education

PhD Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
MS Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute Of Technology
BS Electrical Engineering, United States Naval Academy

Academic Appointments

Professor of Operations Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 9/2021-present
Associate Professor of Operations Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 9/2014-Present
Assistant Professor of Operations Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 9/2008-8/2014

Recent Honors / Awards

Best Publication Award in Environment and Sustainability, INFORMS Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment Section, 2017
Outstanding Paper Award in Air Transportation, INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society, 2016
Research Excellence Award, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2015
Outstanding Researcher Award, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2014
Best Paper Award in Computer and Information Systems, Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Annual Conference, 2014
Honorable Mention, INFORMS Section on Public Programs, Services and Needs (SPPSN) Best Paper Award, 2013
Best Paper Award in Operations Research and Management, 3rd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, 2012

Research Interests

Technology/R&D Portfolio Management
Nonprofit Operations including Healthcare
Airline and Airport Operations
Stochastic Modeling and Optimization

Teaching Interests

  • Stochastic Models
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Process Simulation

Selected Publications

P. Arora, W. Wei, S. Solak, “Improving Outcomes in Child Care Subsidy Voucher Programs under Regional Asymmetries,” Production and Operations Management, accepted (2021).

H. Chen, Z. Hu, S. Solak, “Improved Delivery Policies for Future Drone-based Delivery Systems,” European Journal of Operational Research, 294 (3), pp. 1181-1201 (2021).

S. Solak, Y. Zhuo, “Optimal Policies for Information Sharing in Information System Security,” European Journal of Operational Research, 284 (3), pp.  934–950 (2020).

S.  Solak, A.  Bayram, M.  Gumus, Y.  Zhuo, “Optimizing Foreclosed Housing Acquisition Portfolios in Societal Response to Foreclosures,” Operations Research, 67 (4), pp.  950–964 (2019).

S.  Solak, G.  Solveling, J-P.  Clarke, E.  Johnson, “Stochastic Runway Scheduling,” Transportation Science, 52 (4), pp.  739–1034 (2018).

S. Solak, H. Chen, “Optimal Metering Point Configurations for Optimized Profile Descent Based Arrival Operations at Airports”, Transportation Science, 52 (1), pp.  150–170 (2018).