Melda Ormeci Matoglu

Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences
Paul College 360B
Melda Ormeci
Fields of Specialization

Operations research, mathematical modeling; supply chain management and logistics; stochastic control applications


Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2006
M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2001
B.S., Bogazici University, Industrial Engineering, 1999

Recent Research


Melda Ormeci Matoglu, John Vande Vate, Huizhu Wang. Solving The Drift Control Problem, Stochastic Systems, forthcoming.

Gunes Erdogan, Mohamed Haouari, Melda Ormeci Matoglu, O. Orsan Ozener. Solving a Large-Scale Crew Pairing Problem, Journal of Operational Research Society, 66: 1742–1754, 2015.

Melda Ormeci Matoglu, John H. Vande Vate. Drift Control with Changeover Costs, Operations Research, 59: 427-439, 2011.

Melda Ormeci, Jim Dai, John H. Vande Vate. Impulse Controlled Brownian Motion: Constrained Average Cost Case, Operations Research, 56: 618-629, 2008.


Melda Ormeci Matoglu, John H. Vande Vate. Build-To-Order Meets Global Sourcing: Planning Challenge for the Auto Industry. In Planning Production and Inventories in the Extended Enterprise: A State of the Art Handbook, Volume 2. Editors: K. Kempf, P. Keskinocak, and R. Uzsoy. New York: Springer. 231-248, 2011.


Melda Ormeci Matoglu, John H. Vande Vate. Managing Capacity with Drift Control. MSOM Annual Conference Proceedings, New York, 2012 (refereed).

Melda Ormeci Matoglu, John Vande Vate. Drift Managing Capacity by Drift Control [online].In Barnhart, C., Clausen, U., Lauther, U., Moehring, R. eds.: Models and Algorithms for Optimization in Logistics. Number 09261 in Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings, Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany (2009).

Melda Ormeci. Inventory Control in a Build-to-Order Environment. 2006 Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Conference Proceedings, Atlanta, 2006 (refereed).

Honors and Awards
  • Second Place in George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award (2006)
  • Selected for INFORMS Doctoral Colloquium, Atlanta 2003
  • Served in the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (2003-2005)
  • Received Fulbright Scholarship for my master’s degree (2000)
  • Graduated with High Honors from Bogazici University (1999)
  • Participated in TIMES (Tournament in Management and Engineering Skills), Germany, 1999, organized by ESTIEM (European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management)