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Industrial Engineering Doctoral Student Receives Prestigious IISE Fellowship

Haluk Damgacioglu, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Industrial Engineering and a research assistant in the Simulation and Optimization Research Laboratory, received the prestigious Gilbreth Memorial Fellowship by the Institute of Industrial and System Engineers (IISE).

The Gilbreth award is issued to a graduate student pursuing an advanced degree in industrial engineering (or a field of its equivalent) who was nominated by his or her department head.

“It is an honor and privilege to receive this award from the IISE,” said Damgacioglu. “This fellowship will be used to help fund my research on dynamic data-driven application systems with a focus on large-scale systems, including distributed smart grids and bioinformatics.”

Dr. Nurcin Celik, Damgacioglu’s adviser said, “It has been a real pleasure to work with him, and I look forward to many more years of collaboration. This award is not only an honor for Damgacioglu, but it is motivation for us all to see that the hard work and dedication of our students is recognized by our professional society.”

IISE is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity within the industry.

Damgacioglu is no stranger to accolades. In 2016, he received the University of Miami Graduate School Association’s Academic Excellence, Leadership and Service Award. Previously he won the best workshop paper award from the International Conference on Computational Science. He also has written nine journal papers, seven conference papers and eight conference presentations.

Damgacioglu holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering, as well as a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.

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