Past academic experience
- 2014-2016, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Industrial Engineering, Istanbul Sehir University, Turkey
- 2010-2014, Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Istanbul Sehir University, Turkey
- 2002-2007, Instructor, Research/ Teaching Assistant, Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Johns Hopkins University, USA
- 1998-1999, Research/ Teaching Assistant, Department of Industrial Engineering, North Carolina State University, USA
- 1996, Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
- Statistical machine learning
- Data analytics
- Applied statistics
- Stochastic approximation
For more information about Dr. Vural Aksakalli’s research activity, please visit his personal website.
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Project activity in the last 5 years
- Co-Principal Investigator, "Optimal simultaneous obstacle neutralization and disambiguation", Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), 2016 – 2018.
- Principal Consultant, "Customer behavior prediction and revenue optimization in meta web search engines", MetGlobal Ltd., Istanbul, 2015 – 2016.
- Principal Consultant, "Mobile internet advertising analysis & optimization", Angelfish LLC, Istanbul, 2014 – 2016.
- Principal Investigator, "Graph theoretic modelling of ship navigation and utility optimization of anchorages", TUBITAK, 2013 - 2016.
- Principal Investigator, "Iterative algorithms for Markov decision processes", TUBITAK, 2011 - 2013.
- Principal Consultant, "Predicting traffic load in Istanbul highways", Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, 2011 – 2013.
Lecturer of analytics
- Supervise postgraduate research students
- Teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses
- Ph.D. Applied Mathematics and Statistics, 2007, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Supervisor: Prof. Donniell E. Fishkind, Co-supervisor: Prof. Carey E. Priebe
- M.Sc. Applied Mathematics and Statistics, 2004, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
- M.Sc., Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, 1999, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
Supervisor: Prof. Yahya Fathi
- B.Sc., Mathematics, 1996, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
- 2007-2010, Senior Consultant, Lityx LLC, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
- 2001-2002, Optimization Software Engineer, JDA Software, Washington, D.C., USA
- 2000-2001, Operations Research Analyst, JDA Software, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
- January 1997-December 1997, Researcher, National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptography, Istanbul, Turkey.
- Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
- Harabor, D.,Grastien, A.,Oz, D.,Aksakalli, V. (2016). Optimal any-angle pathfinding in practice In: Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 56, 89 - 118
- Aksakalli, V.,Malekipirbazari, M. (2016). Feature selection via binary simultaneous perturbation stochastic approximation In: Pattern Recognition Letters, 75, 41 - 47
- Aksakalli, V.,Furkan Sahin, O.,Ari, I. (2016). An AO* based exact algorithm for the Canadian traveler problem In: INFORMS Journal on Computing, 28, 96 - 111
- Yildirim, S.,Aksakalli, V.,Fuat Alkaya, A. (2016). Disambiguation points sampling heuristic for the stochastic obstacle scene problem In: Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8-10 March 2016
- Oz, D.,Aksakalli, V.,Fuat Alkaya, A.,Volkan Aydogdu, Y. (2015). An anchorage planning strategy with safety and utilization considerations In: Computers and Operations Research, 62, 12 - 22
- Malekipirbazari, M.,Aksakalli, V. (2015). Risk assessment in social lending via random forests In: Expert Systems with Applications, 42, 4621 - 4631
- Fuat Alkaya, A.,Aksakalli, V.,Priebe, C. (2015). A penalty search algorithm for the obstacle neutralization problem In: Computers and Operations Research, 53, 165 - 175
- Malekipirbazari, M.,Aksakalli, V.,Volkan Aydogdu, Y. (2015). A Temporal Analysis of Vessel Type Traffic in Istanbul Strait Anchorages In: Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3-5 March 2015
- Malekipirbazari, M.,Oz, D.,Aksakalli, V.,Fuat Alkaya, A.,Volkan Aydogdu, Y. (2015). Capacity planning in non-uniform depth anchorages In: Intelligent Decision Technologies, Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland
- Aksakalli, V.,Ari, I. (2014). Penalty-based algorithms for the stochastic obstacle scene problem In: INFORMS Journal on Computing, 26, 370 - 384
Machine learning, Stochastic optimization, Applied probability and statistics