Canan Gunes Corlu

Assistant Professor Dr. Canan Gunes CorluAssistant Professor of Administrative Sciences; Faculty Coordinator for Applied Business Analytics Programs

PhD, MS, Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University
BS, Koc University

Dr. Corlu’s main research interest lies in the area of the design and analysis of large-scale stochastic simulations with applications to operations management. She is also interested in the application of Operations Management and Operations Research techniques to the problems that arise in the non-profit sector. She has published in a variety of journals including the two leading journals of the field, Operations Research and Surveys in Operations Research and Management Science. She has presented her work internationally and serves as a reviewer for the journals Annals of Operations Research and Mathematics of Operations Research. Prior to joining MET, Corlu was a faculty member at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, where she taught courses in simulation, quality assurance and reliability, and service systems. At MET, she teaches courses in operations management, supply chain management, and enterprise risk analytics.

  • Methodology: computer simulation, simulation optimization, uncertainty modeling, applied statistics
  • Applications: inventory management, finance

  • MET AD 605 – Operations Management—Business Process Fundamentals
  • MET AD 616 – Enterprise Risk Analytics
  • MET AD 680 – Global Supply Chains

Publications

Biller, B., C. G. Corlu, and S. Tayur. “Demand fulfillment probability in a multi-item inventory system with limited historical data.” Forthcoming, IISE Transactions (2017).

Akcay, A., and C. G. Corlu. “Simulation of inventory systems with unknown input models: A data-driven approach.” Forthcoming, International Journal of Production Research (2017): DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2017.1343503.

Corlu, C. G., M. Meterelliyoz, and M. Tinic. “Empirical distributions of daily equity index returns: A comparison.” Expert Systems with Applications 54 (2016): 170–192.

Corlu, C. G., and M. Meterelliyoz. “Estimating the parameters of the Generalized Lambda Distribution: Which method performs best?” Forthcoming, Communications in Statistics—Simulation and Computation 45 , no. 7 (2016): DOI: 10.1080/03610918.2014.901355.

Corlu, C. G., and A. Corlu. “Modeling exchange rate returns: Which flexible distribution to use?” Quantitative Finance 15, no. 11 (2015): 1851–1864.

Biller, B., and C. G. Corlu. “Copula-based multivariate input modeling.” Surveys in Operations Research and Management Science (incorporated into Computers & Operations Research) 17, no. 2 (2012): 69–84.

Biller, B., and C. G. Corlu. “Accounting for parameter uncertainty in large-scale stochastic simulations with correlated inputs.” Operations Research 59, no. 3 (2011): 661–673.

Refereed Conference Articles

Biller, B., O. Dulgeroglu, M. Hartig, R.J. Olson, P. Sandvik, G. Trant, and C. G. Corlu. “Semiconductor manufacturing simulation design and analysis with limited data.” Accepted for publication in Proceedings of the 2017 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Biller, B., S. Biller, C. G. Corlu, and O. Dulgeroglu. “The role of learning on industrial simulation design and analysis.” Forthcoming in Proceedings of the 2017 Winter Simulation Conference. IEEE Press, Piscataway, N.J., 2017.

Corlu, C. G., B. Biller, and S. Tayur. “Demand fulfillment probability under parameter uncertainty.” In Proceedings of the 2016 Winter Simulation ConferenceIEEE Press, Piscataway, N.J., 2016.

Corlu, C. G., and B. Biller. “Subset selection for simulations accounting for input uncertainty.” In Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation ConferenceIEEE Press, Piscataway, N.J., 2015.

Biller, B., A. Akcay, C. G. Corlu, and S. Tayur. “A simulation-based support tool for data-driven decision making: Operational testing for dependence modeling.” In Proceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference. IEEE Press, Piscataway, N.J., 2014.

Biller, B., A. Akcay, C. G. Corlu, and S. Tayur. “A new decision support tool for data driven inventory control: Operational testing in uncertainty modeling.” In Proceedings of the 2014 Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Conference. INFORMS Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Conference, Seattle, Wash., 2014.

Corlu, C. G., and B. Biller. “A subset selection procedure under input parameter uncertainty.” In Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation ConferenceIEEE Press, Piscataway, N.J., 2013.

Biller, B., C. G. Corlu, and S. Tayur. “Managing multi-item inventory under demand parameter uncertainty.” In Proceedings of the 2013 Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Conference. INFORMS Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Conference, Fontainebleau, France, 2013.

Biller, B., and C. Gunes. “Capturing parameter uncertainty in simulations with correlated inputs.” In Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference. IIEEE Press, Piscataway, N.J., 2010.

Biller, B., and C. Gunes. “Tutorial: Introduction to simulation input modeling.” In Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference. IEEE Press, Piscataway, N.J., 2010.

Gunes, C., W-J van Hoeve, and S. Tayur. “Vehicle routing for food rescue programs: A comparison of different approaches.” In Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Integration of AI and OR Techniques in Constraint Programming for Combinatorial Optimization Problems (CPAIOR), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6140 (Springer 2010): 287–291.

Biller, B., and C. Gunes. “Accounting for multivariate input uncertainty in large-scale stochastic simulations.” In Proceedings of the 2009 Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Conference. INFORMS Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Conference, Boston, Mass., 2009.

Invited Seminars

“Development of a new graduate program in supply chain management” (joint work with E. Sonmez, J. Maleyeff, and V. Zlatev). Boston University Metropolitan College, Fall 2016 Research Colloquium Series, 2016.

“Preparatory hands-on laboratories as prerequisites and skills test centers for selected graduate programs and courses” (joint work with V. Zlatev, C. Corlu, I. Vodenska, and MET ETI Group). Boston University Metropolitan College, Fall 2016 Research Colloquium Series, 2016.

“A new decision support tool for data driven inventory control” (joint work with B. Biller, A. Akcay, and S. Tayur). Boston University Metropolitan College, 2015.

“Quantification of demand parameter uncertainty in inventory simulations” (joint work with B. Biller). Boston University Metropolitan College, Middle East Technical University, UMASS Lowell, 2012.

“Capturing parameter uncertainty in simulations with correlated inputs” (join work with B. Biller). Bilkent University, 2011.

“A Bayesian model for representing parameter uncertainty in simulations with correlated inputs” (joint work with B. Biller). Koc University, 2009.

Conference Presentations

“Simulation of inventory systems with unknown input models” (joint work with A. Akcay). Accepted for presentation at INFORMS Annual Meeting, Houston, Tex., 2017.

“Analytics for service-estimation in inventory systems with unknown input models” (joint work with A. Akcay). The International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics (ISBIS) Conference, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., 2017 (poster presentation).

“Demand fulfillment probability under parameter uncertainty” (joint work with B. Biller and S. Tayur). Winter Simulation Conference, Washington, D.C., 2016 (invited talk given by B. Biller).

“Subset selection for simulations accounting for input uncertainty” (joint work with B. Biller). Winter Simulation Conference, Huntington Beach, Calif., 2015 (invited talk).

“Comparing simulated system designs under input parameter uncertainty” (joint work with B. Biller). INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Calif., 2014.

“On the price of correlation parameter uncertainty in simulation optimization” (joint work with B. Biller and A. Akcay). INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Calif., 2014.

“Demand fulfillment probability under parameter uncertainty” (joint work with B. Biller and S. Tayur). INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Calif., 2014 (invited talk).

“A simulation-based support tool for data-driven decision making: Operational testing for dependence modeling” (joint work with B. Biller, A. Akcay, and S. Tayur). Winter Simulation Conference, Savannah, Ga., 2014.

“A new decision support tool for data driven inventory control: Operational testing in uncertainty modeling” (joint work with B. Biller, A. Akcay, and S. Tayur). MSOM Conference, Seattle, Wash., 2014.

“Accounting for parameter uncertainty in subset selection for simulation” (joint work with B. Biller). INFORMS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minn., 2013.

“A subset selection procedure under input parameter uncertainty” (joint work with B. Biller). Winter Simulation Conference, Washington, D.C., 2013 (invited talk).

“Comparison of fitting methods for the generalized lambda distribution” (joint work with M. Meterelliyoz). EURO-INFORMS Conference, Rome, Italy, 2013 (talk given by M. Meterelliyoz).

“Managing multi-item inventory under demand parameter uncertainty” (joint work with B. Biller). MSOM Conference, Fontainebleau, France, 2013 (talk given by B. Biller).

“Food Banks can improve their operations with OR tools” (joint work with W.-J. van Hoeve and S. Tayur). INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Ariz., 2012 (invited talk).

“Comparison of fitting methods for the generalized lambda distribution” (joint work with M. Meterelliyoz). International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012 (talk given by M. Meterelliyoz).

“Representing demand parameter uncertainty in inventory simulations” (joint work with B. Biller). INFORMS Annual Meeting, Chapel Hill, N.C., 2011.

“Capturing multivariate parameter uncertainty in stochastic simulations” (joint work with B. Biller). Winter Simulation Conference, Baltimore, Md., 2010.

“Tutorial: Introduction to simulation input modeling” (joint work with B. Biller). Winter Simulation Conference, Baltimore, Md., 2010 (talk given by B. Biller).

“A Bayesian model for the accurate simulation of multi-product inventory systems” (joint work with B. Biller). YAEM Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010.

“Improving the design and analysis of multi-product inventory systems” (joint work with B. Biller). POMS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 2010.

“Vehicle routing for food rescue programs” (joint work with W.-J. van Hoeve and S. Tayur). Humanitarian Logistics Conference, Atlanta, Ga., 2010 (poster presentation).

“Food banks can improve their operations with OR tools: A pilot study on Pittsburgh food bank” (joint work with W.-J. van Hoeve and S. Tayur). INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, Calif., 2009 (invited talk).

“Accounting for multivariate parameter uncertainty in multi-product inventory simulations” (joint work with B. Biller). INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, Calif., 2009 (invited talk).

“A Bayesian model for sampling correlated inputs” (joint work with B. Biller). INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, Calif., 2009.

“Accounting for multivariate parameter uncertainty in large-scale stochastic simulations” (joint work with B. Biller). Winter Simulation Conference, Austin, Tex., 2009 (poster presentation).

“A Bayesian model for representing parameter uncertainty in simulations with correlated inputs” (joint work with B. Biller). Winter Simulation Conference, Austin, Tex., 2009 (poster presentation).

“An Analysis of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank” (joint work with W.-J. van Hoeve and S. Tayur). Humanitarian Logistics Conference, Atlanta, Ga., 2009 (poster presentation).

“A Bayesian model for sampling NORTA-J parameters” (joint work with B. Biller). CORS/INFORMS Conference, Toronto, Canada, 2009 (invited talk).

“Representing multivariate demand uncertainty in multi-product inventory simulations” (joint work with B. Biller), MSOM Conference, Boston, Mass., 2009.

“A Bayesian model for simulations with correlated inputs” (joint work with B. Biller). INFORMS Applied Probability Society Conference, Ithaca, N.Y., 2009.

“Accounting for multivariate parameter uncertainty in large-scale simulations” (joint work with B. Biller). INFORMS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 2008 (invited talk).

Grants

Principle Investigator, “Comparison of fitting methods for the generalized lambda distribution and development of improved fitting methods.” Funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey-ARDEB 1002, November 2011–2012 (8000YTL).

“How much data are needed: Estimation of inventory service levels with limited historical demand data.” Funded by the Scientific Research Society Sigma Xi, Grants-in-Aid-of-Research Program, 2010 ($1000).

Honors and Awards

Recipient of the Chadwick Fellowship Award, Metropolitan College, Boston University, 2017.

Recipient of Committee on Underrepresented Minorities and Women (CUMW) award of INFORMS Simulation Society, 2009.

Scholarship to attend Humanitarian Logistics Conferences, Atlanta, GA, 2009 and 2010.

Recipient of William Larimer Mellon Fellowship for doctoral studies at Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business, 2006-2010.

Recipient of Werner von Siemens Excellence Award for Science and Innovation, Koc University, in recognition of excellence in BS Industrial Engineering program, 2006.