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Esma Gel

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Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 8809
Biography

Associate Professor Esme Gel received her master's and doctoral degrees from Northwestern University in 1995 and 1999, respectively. Since joining the School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Gel has been teaching graduate and undergraduate-level courses in the area of operations research and production systems. Her research focuses on the use of applied probability techniques for modeling, design and control of production systems and supply chains, with particular emphasis on workforce engineering. Her work has been published in leading journals and funded by the National Science Foundation, as well as industrial partners such as Intel, IBM and Infineon. Gel is a member of INFORMS, IIE and ASEE.

Education
  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, Northwestern University 1999
  • M.S. Industrial Engineering, Northwestern University 1995
  • B.S. Industrial Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey 1994
Publications
  • John Fowler, Pornsarun Wirojanagud, Esma Gel. Heuristics for Workforce Planning with Worker Differences. European Journal of Operational Research (2008).
  • Aytekin Gel, Srikanth Pannala, Madhava Syamlal, Thomas O'Brien, Esma Gel. Comparison of Frameworks for Next Generation Multiphase Flow Solver, MFIX: A Group Decision-Making Exercise. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (2007).
  • Brett Duarte, John Fowler, Kraig Knutson, Esma Gel, Dan Shunk. A Compact Abstraction of Manufacturing Nodes in a Supply Network. International Journal of Simulation and Process Modellin (2007).
  • Cem Vardar, Esma Gel, John Fowler. A Framework for Evaluating Remote Diagnostics Investment Decisions for Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers. European Journal of Operational Research (2007).
  • Esma Gel, Wallace Hopp, Mark Van Oyen. Hierarchical cross-training in Work-In-Process-Constrained Environments. IIE Transactions (2007).
  • Hans Armbruster, Esma Gel, Junko Murakami. Bucket brigades with worker learning. European Journal of Operational Research (2007).
  • Pornsarun Wirojanagud, Esma Gel, John Fowler, Robert Cardy. Modeling Inherent Worker Differences for Workforce Planning. International Journal of Production Research (2007).
  • Marquis, J., Fowler, John, Gel, Esma, Korhonen, P., Wallenius, J. Interactive Evolutionary Multicriteria Scheduling. (2007).
  • Abdelaziz Berrado, Norma Hubele, Esma Gel. An empirical investigation into the distribution of flatness measurements. Quality Engineering (2006).
  • Bosun Kim, Esma Gel, John Fowler, William Carlyle, Jykri Wallenius. Evaluation of Nondominated Solution Sets for K-Objective Optimization Problems: An Exact Method and Approximations. European Journal of Operational Research (2006).
  • Hans Armbruster, Esma Gel. Bucket brigades revisited: Are they always effective?. European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR) (2006).
  • B Kim, J Fowler, S Horng, W Carlyle, Esma Gel. Evaluating aposteriori solution techniques for bi-criteria parallel machine scheduling problems. Journal of Scheduling (2005).
  • George Karady, Gerald Heydt, Esma Gel, Norma Hubele. The utilization of Micromechanical Devices in a Power Circuit Breaker. Electric Power Component and Systems (2005).
  • N Ye, Esma Gel, X Li, T Farley, Y Lai. Web server QoS models: applying scheduling rules from production planning. Computers and Operations Research (2005).
  • Norma Hubele, Abdelaziz Berrado, Esma Gel. A Wald Test for Comparing Multiple Capability Indices. Journal of Quality Technology (2005).
  • Vardar, C, Gel, Esma, Fowler, J. Using transient simulations to improve field service systems for semiconductor manufacturing. (2005).
  • Wirojanagud, P, Fowler, J, Gel, Esma. Workforce Planning in Semiconductor Manufacturing. (2005).
  • Callarman, T,Fowler, J W,Gel, Esma Senturk,Pfund, M,Shunk, D. Creating a research agenda framework for semiconductor supply network integration. Evolution of Supply Chain Management : Symbiosis of Adaptive Value Networks and ICT (2004).
Research Activity
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 492Honors Directed Study
IEE 493Honors Thesis
IEE 534Supply Chain Modeling&Analysis
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 691Seminar
IEE 784Internship
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 470Stochastic Operations Research
IEE 492Honors Directed Study
IEE 493Honors Thesis
IEE 534Supply Chain Modeling&Analysis
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 784Internship
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 492Honors Directed Study
IEE 492Honors Directed Study
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 784Internship
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 492Honors Directed Study
IEE 493Honors Thesis
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 784Internship
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 492Honors Directed Study
IEE 492Honors Directed Study
IEE 574Appl Deterministic Oper Rsch
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 784Internship
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 492Honors Directed Study
IEE 493Honors Thesis
IEE 534Supply Chain Modeling&Analysis
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 784Internship
IEE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 492Honors Directed Study
IEE 574Appl Deterministic Oper Rsch
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 784Internship
IEE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 492Honors Directed Study
IEE 493Honors Thesis
IEE 534Supply Chain Modeling/Analysis
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 590Reading and Conference
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 784Internship
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Fowler, John, Gel, Esma, Köksalan, M., Korhonen, P., Marquis, J., Wallenius, J. Interactive Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization for Quasi-Concave Preference Functions. DSI (Nov 2007).
  • Fowler, John, Gel, Esma, Köksalan, , M., Korhonen, P., Marquis, J., Wallenius, J. Interactive Evolutionary Multicriteria Scheduling. INFORMS (Nov 2007).
  • Gel, Esma, Fowler, John, Wirojanagud, Pornsarun. Workforce planning models with individual worker differences. INFORMS (Nov 2007).
  • Gel, Esma, Bekki, O. Joint Price and Lead-Time Quotation in Make-to-Order Systems. INFORMS National Meeting, 2006, Pittsburgh, PA (Nov 2006).
  • Wallenius (Presenter), J, Gel, Esma, Fowler, J, Marquis, J, Koksalan, M, Korhonen, P. An Interactive Evolutionary Approach Based on Convex Preference Cones to Multiobjective Optimization. INFORMS National Meeting, 2006, Pittsburgh, PA (Nov 2006).
  • Bekki, O, Gel, Esma. Dynamic quotation of price and lead time in a make-to-order system. INFORMS Annual Meeting 2005, San Francisco (Nov 2005).
  • Gel, Esma, Armbruster, D, Murakami, J. Bucket brigades with worker learning. INFORMS Annual Meeting 2005, San Francisco (Nov 2005).
  • Gel, Esma, Hopp, W, Van Oyen, M. Hierarchical cross-training in WIP-constrained environments. INFORMS Annual Meeting 2005, San Francisco (Nov 2005).
Service
  • Journal of Flexible Services and Manufacturing, Associate Editor (2006 - Present)
  • Statewide Masters Program Committee, Member (2000 - Present)
  • Department Personnel Committee, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • Faculty Search Committee, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • National Science Foundation, Pre-Proposal Review Panel Member (2008 - 2008)
  • National Science Foundation, Proposal Review Panel Member (2007 - 2007)
  • Various Scholarly Journals, Referee (2005 - 2007)
  • INFORMS Annual Conference 2007, Co-chair, Workforce Flexibility Cluster (2006 - 2007)
  • Graduate Affairs Committee, Member (2006 - 2007)
  • Quality of Instruction Committee, Member (2005 - 2007)
  • Publicity and Seminars, Chair and Organizer (2004 - 2007)
  • INFORMS Annual Conference 2006, Pittsburgh, Organizer, Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium (2005 - 2006)
  • Graduate Affairs Committee, Chair (2005 - 2006)
  • INFORMS Annual Conference 2005, San Francisco, Co-chair, Workforce Flexibility Cluster (2004 - 2005)
  • INFORMS Annual Conference, San Francisco, Sponsored Sessions Chair (2004 - 2005)