Yaşar University | Curriculum Vitae

Assoc.Prof. (PhD) Banu Yetkin Ekren

Faculty of Engineering / Dept. of Industrial Engineering

Short CV

Banu Yetkin Ekren got her B.S. and M.Sc. degrees from the Dept. of Industrial Engineering at Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir/Turkey, in the year of 2001 and from the Dept. of Industrial Engineering at Pamukkale University in Denizli/Turkey in the year of 2004, respectively. Between 2000-2002, she worked as a production planning engineer at a company in Denizli, Turkey. She started her academic life at Pamukkale University in the year of 2002 as a research assistant in the Dept. of Industrial Engineering. In 2009, she completed her Ph.D. study in the Department of Industrial Engineering at University of Louisville, KY, USA in two years. Her Ph.D. dissertation awareded with the best Ph.D. dissertation award in the Department of Industrial Engineering at University of Louisville, KY, USA in 2009. Dr. Ekren also completed a one-year postdoctoral research in the period of May 2011 – May 2012 for a funded contract project with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) at University of Louisville, USA. DLA is the Department of Defenses largest logistics combat support agency providing worldwide logistics to the military services as well as several civilian agencies and foreign countries. She developed a simulation model of DLA’s largest warehouse located in New Cumberland, PA to improve its performance. Between 2012-2016, she worked as an Assistant Prof. in the Dept. of Industrial Engineering at Izmir University of Economics. Currently, she is working as an Assoc. Prof. in the Dept. of Industrial Engineering at Yasar University. Her research areas include design of automated storage and retrieval systems, automated warehousing, logistics, simulation, optimization in simulation, supply chain, stochastic modelling.

  • Email banu.ekren@yasar.edu.tr  
  • Phone 0232-570 8230  

Education

Phd

/ University of Louisville
Endüstri Mühendisliği
Thesis Name: DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS VIA QUEUING NETWORK AND SIMULATION MODELS (2009)
Thesis Advisor: Sunderesh S. Heragu
2008 - 2009

Master

ENDÜSTRİ MÜHENDİSLİĞİ (YL) (TEZLİ) / PAMUKKALE ÜNİVERSİTESİ
FEN BİLİMLERİ ENSTİTÜSÜ/ENDÜSTRİ MÜHENDİSLİĞİ (YL) (TEZLİ)/
Thesis Name: EVSEL KATI ATIK TOPLAMA ARAÇLARININ ROTALANMASI: DENİZLİ İLİNDE BİR PİLOT ÇALIŞMA (2004)
Thesis Advisor: AŞKINER GÜNGÖR
2002 - 2004

Bachelor

ENDÜSTRİ MÜHENDİSLİĞİ BÖLÜMÜ / DOKUZ EYLÜL ÜNİVERSİTESİ
MÜHENDİSLİK FAKÜLTESİ/ENDÜSTRİ MÜHENDİSLİĞİ BÖLÜMÜ/ENDÜSTRİ MÜHENDİSLİĞİ PR./
Thesis Name: Bir Tekstil Fabrikasında İş Etüdleri Çalışması (0)
Thesis Advisor: AHMET SEDAT ŞARMAN
1994 - 2001

Academic Titles

Assoc.Prof.

YAŞAR ÜNİVERSİTESİ / ENDÜSTRİ MÜHENDİSLİĞİ BÖLÜMÜ
2016 -

Asst.Prof.Dr.

İZMİR EKONOMİ ÜNİVERSİTESİ / ENDÜSTRİ MÜHENDİSLİĞİ BÖLÜMÜ
2012 - 2016

Research Assistant

University of Louisville / Industrial Engineering
2009 - 2011

Research Assistant

University of Louisville / Industrial Engineering
2008 - 2009

Research Assistant

PAMUKKALE ÜNİVERSİTESİ / ENDÜSTRİ MÜHENDİSLİĞİ BÖLÜMÜ
2002 - 2012

Thesis Superviser

Master Thesis
TUNA ÖZBEK Capaciated Warehouse Location Problem for a Fish Feed Company in Mugla Yaşar Üniversitesi 2019
TUNA ÖZBEK Capacitated Warehouse Location Problem for a Fish Feed Company in Mugla Yaşar Üniversitesi 2019
TUBA AKCAN İşletmelerin Endüstri 4.0'A Hazırlık ve Olgunluk Seviyelerinin İncelenmesi Pamukkale Üniversitesi 2019
Tuna Özbek Warehouse Location Problem for a Company in Mugla
Merve Avcı Predicting Yearly Greenhouse Gas Emission in Turkey
Melis Küçükyaşar Agent-based Simulation Modelling for Design of a Smart SBS/RS
Güray Kılınç A Reinforcement Learning Algorithm for an s,S Inventory Problem
Damla İzmirli Lateral Transshipment Policy for Inventory Management of a Supply Chain Network
PhD Thesis

Publications

7.1 Published or Accepted to be Published in International Journals Covered by (SCI & SCI-E & SSCI & AHCI)
YETKİN EKREN BANU A simulation-based experimental design for SBS/RS warehouse design by considering energy related performance metrics Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 98(), 101991-0. (SCI-Expanded) 2020
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Akpunar Anıl,Sari Zaki,Lerher Tone A tool for time, variance and energy related performance estimations in a shuttle-based storage and retrieval system Applied Mathematical Modelling, 63(), 109-127. (SSCI) 2018
Borovinek Matej,YETKİN EKREN BANU,Burinskiene Aurelija,Lerher Tone Multi objective optimisation model of shuttle based storage and retrieval system Transport, 32(2), 120-137. (SCI-Expanded) 2017
YETKİN EKREN BANU Graph based solution for performance evaluation of shuttle based storage and retrieval system International Journal of Production Research, 55(21), 6516-6526. (SCI) 2017
Lerher Tone,YETKİN EKREN BANU,Sari Zaki,Rosi Bojan Method for Evaluating the Throughput Performance of Shuttle Based Storage and Retrieval Systems Tehnicki Vjesnik – Technical Gazette, 23(3), 715-723. (SCI-Expanded) 2016
Lerher Tone,YETKİN EKREN BANU,Sari Zaki,Rosi Bojan Simulation Analysis of Shuttle Based Storage and Retrieval Systems International Journal of Simulation Modelling, 14(1), 48-59. (SCI-Expanded) 2015
YETKİN EKREN BANU,ÖRNEK MUSTAFA ARSLAN Determining Optimum s S Levels of Floor Stock Items in a Paint Production Environment Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 57(), 133-141. (SCI) 2015
Lerher Tone,YETKİN EKREN BANU,Dukic Goran,Bojan Rosi Travel time model for shutte based storage and retrieval systems International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 78(9-12), 1705-1725. (SCI-Expanded) 2015
Banu Y Ekren, Sunderesh S Heragu, Ananth Krishnamurthy, Charles J Malmborg Matrix geometric solution for semi open queuing network model of autonomous vehicle storage and retrieval system Computers & Industrial Engineering, 68(), 78-86. (SCI) 2014
Banu Y EKren, Sunderesh S Heragu, Ananth Krishnamurthy, Charles J Malmborg An approximate solution for semi open queuing network model of autonomous vehicle storage and retrieval system IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 10(), 205-215. (SCI) 2013
Banu Y Ekren, SUnderesh S Heragu Performance comparison of two material handling systems AVS RS and AS RS International Journal of Production Research, 50(), 4061-4074. (SCI) 2012
YETKİN EKREN BANU Performance Evaluation of AVS RS Under Various Design Scenarios A Case Study International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technolog, 55(), 1253-1261. (SCI-Expanded) 2011
Orhan Ekren, Banu Y Ekren Experimental design and regression analysis for performance of a chiller system Isı Bilimi ve Tekniği Dergisi-Journal of Thermal Science and Technology, 31(), 59-66. (SCI-Expanded) 2011
Banu Y Ekren, Sunderesh S Heragu Simulation based performance analysis of autonomous vehicle storage and retrieval system Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory, 19(), 1640-1650. (SCI-Expanded) 2011
Banu Y Ekren, Sunderesh S Heragu Approximate analysis of load dependent general queuing networks with low service time variability European Journal of Operational Research, 205(), 381-389. (SCI) 2010
Orhan Ekren, Banu Y Ekren Size optimization of a PV Wind hybrid energy conversion system with battery storage using simulated annealing Applied Energy, 87(), 592-598. (SCI) 2010
Banu Y Ekren, Sunderesh S Heragu Simulation based regression analysis for the rack configuration of an autonomous vehicle storage and retrieval system International Journal of Production Research, 48(), 6257-6274. (SCI) 2010
Banu Y Ekren, Sunderesh S Heragu, Ananth Krishnamurthy, Charles J Malmborg Simulation based experimental design to identify factors affecting performance of AVS RS Computers & Industrial Engineering, 58(), 175-185. (SCI) 2010
Banu Y Ekren, Orhan Ekren Simulation based size optimization of a PV Wind hybrid energy conversion system with battery storage under various load and auxiliary energy conditions Applied Energy, 86(), 1387-1394. (SCI) 2009
Orhan Ekren, Banu Y Ekren, Barış Özerdem Break even analysis and size optimization of a PV Wind hybrid energy conversion system with battery storage a case study Applied Energy, 86(), 1043-1054. (SCI) 2009
Banu Y Ekren, Arslan Ornek A simulation based experimental design to analyze factors affecting production flow time Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory, 16(), 278-293. (SCI-Expanded) 2008
Orhan Ekren, Banu Y Ekren Size optimization of a PV Wind hybrid energy conversion system with battery storage using response surface methodology Applied Energy, 16(), 1086-1101. (SCI) 2008
7.2 Published or accepted to be published in International journals covered by other indexes
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Arslan Bartu Simulation-based lateral transshipment policy optimization for s, S inventory control problem in a single-echelon supply chain network An International Journal of Optimization and Control: Theories Applications, 10(1), 9-16. Scopus 0
7.3 Published in CPCI-S or CPCI-SSH indexed conference proceedings International
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Avcı Merve A Regression Analysis for Predicting Yearly Greenhouse Gas Emission in Turkey 5th International Researchers, Statisticians and Young Statisticians Congress 2019
Arslan Bartu,Erdin Özlem,Dağıstanlıoğlu Deniz G,Bolel Ozan,Çağlar Su,YETKİN EKREN BANU,YURTSEVEN CANSU An Open Vehicle Routing Problem for Daily Shipment Plan of a Local Bedding Company in Turkey International Symposium for Production Research 2019
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Akpunar Anıl,Lerher Tone A Performance Calculator for Shuttle-based Storage and Retrieval System Design 15th International Material Handling Research Colloquium 2018
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Akpunar Anıl,MULLAOĞLU GİZEM Inventory Control Models towards Physical Internet: Lateral Transshipment Policy Determination by Simulation 5th International Physical Internet Conference 2018
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Akpunar Anıl,Sari Zaki,Lerher Tone A Queuing Network Approach for Performance Estimation of Shuttle Based Storage and Retrieval System Design The 22nd International Conference on Material Handling, Constructions and Logistics 2017
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Akpunar Anıl,Sari Zaki,Lerher Tone Analytical Models for Mean Estimations of Travel Time and Energy Consumption per Transaction in a Shuttle-based Storage and Retrieval System The 22nd International Symposium on Logistics 2017
Akpunar Anıl,YETKİN EKREN BANU,Lerher Tone Energy Efficient Design of Autonomous Vehicle Based Storage and Retrieval System 13th International Conference on Logistics & Sustainable Transport 2016
YETKİN EKREN BANU Graph based Solution for Performance Evaluation of Shuttle Based Storage and Retrieval System International XIII. Logistics and Supply Chain Congress 2015
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Sari Zaki,Lerher Tone A Design of Experiment for Performance Evaluation af SBS RS International XIII. Logistics and Supply Chain Congress 2015
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Sari Zaki,Lerher Tone Warehouse Design under Class based Storage Policy of Shuttle based Storage and Retrieval System 2015 IFAC Symposium on Information Control in Manufacturing (INCOM 2015) 2015
Şerbetçioğlu Cemre,Arı Ergun,YETKİN EKREN BANU,ÖZPEYNİRCİ SELİN A Scheduling Optimization Study in an Assembly Line of a company in Turkey 44th International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering and 9th International Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing and Service System 2014
Sari Zaki,Ghomri Latefa,YETKİN EKREN BANU,Lerher Tone Experimental Validation of Travel Time Models For Shuttle Based Automated Storage and Retrieval System International Material Handling Research Colloquium 2014 2014
YETKİN EKREN BANU Determining Optimum Review Policy for Floor Stock Items in a Paint Production Environment International XI. Logistics and Supply Chain Congress 2013
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Dalgıç Burcu,ÖRNEK MUSTAFA ARSLAN,Gencer Efdal Determining Optimum s S Levels of Floor Stock Items in a Paint Production Environment IIE 2013 Conference 2013
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Evans Gerald W,Heragu Sunderesh,Usher John S Simulation Based Performance Improvement of a Defense Logistics Warehouse International Material Handling Research Colloquium 2012
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Evans Gerald W,Heragu Sunderesh,Usher John S Simulation Based Performance Improvement Study for a Defense Logistics Agency Warehouse International Conference on Value Chain Sustainability 2012
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Evans Gerald W,Heragu Sunderesh S,Usher John S An OptQuest Optimization of a Defense Logistics Agency Warehouse A Case Study Informs Annual Meeting 2012
Tuzkaya Umut R,YETKİN EKREN BANU,Heragu Sunderesh S Logistics Network Design For Emergency Response An Application For Kentucky International Conference on Value Chain Sustainability 2011
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Heragu Sunderesh S Simulation Based Performance Evaluation of AVS RS Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing 21st International Conference 2011
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Heragu Sunderesh S Simulation Based Performance Comparison of AVS RS and AS RS IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2011 2011
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Heragu Sunderesh S Analytical and Simulation Models to Investigate the Performance of Autonomous Vehicle Storage and Retrieval Systems International Conference on Value Chain Sustainability 2010
EKREN ORHAN,YETKİN EKREN BANU Experimental Design and Regression Analysis for Performance of a Chiller System 5th International Ege Energy Symposium and Exhibition 2010
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Heragu Sunderesh S,Krishnamurthy Ananth,Malmborg Charles J Analytical Models for Automated Storage and Retrieval System IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2010 2010
Banu Y Ekren, Sunderesh S Heragu Simulation based regression analysis for rack configuration of autonomous vehicle storage and retrieval system Winter Simulation Conference 2009
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Heragu Sunderesh S Matrix geometric solution for semi open queuing network model of autonomous vehicle storage and retrieval system International Conference on Value Chain Sustainability 2009
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Heragu Sunderesh S Approximate analysis of load dependent generally distributed queuing networks with low service time variability International Conference on Value Chain Sustainability 2009
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Heragu Sunderesh S,Krishnamurthy Ananth,Malmborg Charles J Semi open queueing network approach for modeling AVS RS Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing19th International Conference 2009
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Heragu Sunderesh S,Krishnamurthy Ananth,Malmborg Charles J Simulation based experimental design to identify factors affecting performance of AVS RS IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2009 2009
Banu Y Ekren, Sunderesh S Heragu Simulation based optimization of multi location transshipment problem with capacitated transportation Winter Simulation Conference 2008
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Heragu Sunderesh S Simulation based optimization of s S policy for multi location inventory problem with capacitated transshipments Informs Annual Meeting 2008
YETKİN EKREN BANU,DEMİR LEYLA,ÖRNEK MUSTAFA ARSLAN Simulation based experimental design to identify factors for facility design International Conference on Modelling and Simulation 2006
7.4 Books & Book Chapters International
MULLAOĞLU GİZEM,ATAMAN GÖRKEM,YETKİN EKREN BANU,ATAMAN MUSTAFA GÖKALP Analytics, Operations, and Strategic Decision Making in the Public Sector ( - ) IGI-Global 2019
YETKİN EKREN BANU,ÖRNEK MUSTAFA ARSLAN Industrial Engineering Applications in Emerging Countries ( 67 - 69 ) CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group 2015
Zakerifar Mehdi,Biles William E,YETKİN EKREN BANU,Evans Gerald W,Heragu Sunderesh S Encyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization ( 2178 - 2189 ) IGI Global 2014
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Heragu Sunderesh S,Evans Gerald W,Biles William E Encyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization 5 Volumes ( 2159 - 2170 ) IGI Global 2014
YETKİN EKREN BANU,Evans Gerald W,Biles William E,Sunderesh S Heragu Encyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization ( 2171 - 2177 ) IGI Global 2014
Banu Y Ekren, Sunderes S Heragu Warehousing in the Global Supply Chain Advanced Models Tools and Applications for Storage Systems ( 285 - 339 ) Springer 2012
Heragu Sunderesh,YETKİN EKREN BANU Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science ( 1 - 11 ) Wiley 2011
Banu Y Ekren, Sunderesh S Heragu Knovel Engineering Cases Online Project ( - ) Knovel Engineering Cases Online Project 2011
Orhan Ekren, Banu Y Ekren Fundamental and Advanced Topics in Wind Power ( 379 - 398 ) INTECH Open Access Publisher 2011
Sunderesh S Heragu, Banu Y Ekren Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing ( 1 - 29 ) John Wiley & Sons 2009
7.6 Published Conference Proceedings National
YETKİN EKREN BANU,EKREN ORHAN Yanıt Yüzey Methodolojisi Kullanarak PV Rüzgar Enerji Sistemlerinin Boyut Optimizasyonu () Yöneylem Araştırması/Endüstri Mühendisliği XXVII. Ulusal Kongresi 2007
Heragu Sunderesh S,YETKİN EKREN BANU,ÖRNEK MUSTAFA ARSLAN Analysis of manufacturing systems via semi open queueing networks () Yöneylem Araştırması/Endüstri Mühendisliği XXVII. Ulusal Kongresi 2007
YETKİN EKREN BANU,ÖRNEK MUSTAFA ARSLAN,TÜRSEL ELİİYİ DENİZ Facility layout problems emerging trends solution procedures and research challenges () Yöneylem Araştırması / Endüstri Mühendisliği XXVI. Ulusal Kongresi 2007
YETKİN EKREN BANU,GÜNGÖR AŞKINER Katı Atık Yönetiminde Araç Rotalama Problemi Denizli Kuşpınar Mahallesi nde Bir Pilot Çalışma () Üretim Araştırmaları Sempozyumu 2004
YETKİN EKREN BANU,GÜNGÖR AŞKINER Katı Atık Toplama Araçlarının Rotalanması Denizli İlinde Bir Vaka Çalışması () Yöneylem Araştırmasi/Endüstri Mühendisliği XXIV. Ulusal Kongresi 2004

8. Projects

Newton-Katip Çelebi Fund British Council

Uluslararası İkili İşbirliği Programları

Akıllı Bir Otomatik Araçlı Depolama Ve Çekme Sistem Tasarımı

Uluslararası İkili İşbirliği Programları

Bir Boya Fabrikası için Fiktif Depo Tasarımı için Bir yazılım

Özel Kuruluşlar

Mekik tabanlı Otomatik Depolama ve Taşıma Sistem için Bir Kuyruk Ağ Modeli

Uluslararası İkili İşbirliği Programları

Enerji Verimli Otomatik Araçlı Depo Sistem Tasarımı

TÜBİTAK PROJESİ

CONCEPTUALIZATION TOOLS FOR UNIT LOAD WAREHOUSE DESIGN BASED ON AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE TECHNOLOGYAUTONOMOUS VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY

ARAŞTIRMA PROJESİ

RFID Technology Center at the University of Louisville USA

DİĞER

10. Membership in Scientific and Professional Organizations

Makine Mühendisleri Odası (MMO)

2004 -

11. Awards

Başarılı Araştırmacı Ödülü

YAŞAR ÜNİVERSİTESİ / TÜRKİYE
2019

Başarılı Araştırmacı Ödülü

YAŞAR ÜNİVERSİTESİ / TÜRKİYE
2018

En İyi Doktora Tez Ödülü

University of Louisville / AMERİKA BİRLEŞİK DEVLETLERİ
2010

GLI Logistics Network Academic Award

GLI Logistics / AMERİKA BİRLEŞİK DEVLETLERİ
2008

American Society For Quality Scholarship Award

American Society For Quality Scholarship Award / AMERİKA BİRLEŞİK DEVLETLERİ
2008

Industrial Engineering Research Assistantship Scholarship

University of Louisville / AMERİKA BİRLEŞİK DEVLETLERİ
2007

12. Son Dört Yılda Verilen Lisans ve Lisansüstü Düzeydeki Dersler

TESİS VE MALZEME NAKİL TASARIMI (2017-2018)

Weekly Hour : 3

Sİmülasyon Modelleme (2017-2018)

Weekly Hour : 4

Optimizasyon III - Rassal Modeller (2017-2018)

Weekly Hour : 4

Deneysel Tasarım (2017-2018)

Weekly Hour : 3

Mühendislikte Olasılık (2016-2017)

Weekly Hour : 8

Dağıtım Merkezlerinin Tasarım ve Operasyonları (2016-2017)

Weekly Hour : 3

OPTİMİZASYON III-RASSAL MODELLER (2016-2017)

Weekly Hour : 12

Contact

Üniversite Cad. No: 37-39 Ağaçlı Yol
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