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Ergun Named Franz Edelman Laureate

MIE Professor Ozlem Ergun is part of the UN World Food Programme team who won the INFORMS 2021 Franz Edelman Award for their project on “Towards Zero Hunger with Analytics.” She was also named a Franz Edelman Laureate for authoring the Edelman finalist paper in INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics. Laureates are recognized for their significant contribution to work that is selected as representative of the best applications of analytical decision making in the world.

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PhD Spotlight: Rozhin Doroudi, PhD’20 – Industrial Engineering

Advised by Ozlem Ergun, Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering While pursuing her PhD in Industrial Engineering, Rozhin Doroudi leveraged artificial intelligence techniques to understand behavior of human decision makers in a pharmaceutical supply chain and how these behaviors drive drug shortages. She modeled a pharmaceutical supply chain with boundedly rational artificial decision makers capable […]

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Evaluating the Security of the Medical Product Supply Chain

MIE Professor Ozlem Ergun will serve on a committee for the “Security of America’s Medical Product Supply Chain” established by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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Improving Medical Staffing in Long Term Care During Pandemic

MIE Professor Ozlem Ergun was awarded a $101K NSF RAPID grant for “Collecting Supply, Demand, and Matching Data for Assigning Medical Staff to Long Term Care Facilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

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Matching COVID Care Workers with Open Massachusetts Jobs

Professor Ozlem Ergun, mechanical and industrial engineering, and her team, in collaboration with the state of Massachusetts, created a matching optimization algorithm and on online portal called COVID-19 Long Term Care Facility Staffing Team. The portal coordinates the intake of job applicants’ information and matches it automatically to an ever-changing list of facility staffing needs.

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Researchers Receive $100K NSF RAPID Grant for Drug Supply Chain Shortages

MIE Assistant Professor Jacqueline Griffin, ECE Professor David Kaeli, MIE Professor Ozlem Ergun, and affiliate faculty Stacy Marsella & Casper Harteveld were awarded a $100K NSF RAPID grant for “Rapid Monitoring and Assessment of Critical Pharmaceutical Supply Chains.” The work will be done in collaboration with the Department of Pharmacy at MGH and OrbitalRx.

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In Short Supply

MIE Professor Ozlem Ergun discusses the systemic causes of shortages and what kind of solutions are worth studying in Tradeoff’s podcast episode “In Short Supply”.

Kritika Singh, founder and director of Northeastern University Global Health Initiative, speaks during the Global Health in a Changing World conference

Addressing the Global Concerns of Human Health

Kritika Singh, BioE’20, is the founder and director of the Northeastern University Global Health Initiative student group and organized the recent Global Health in a Changing World: People, Planet, and Technology conference.

Students Win 2nd Place in Doing Good with Good OR Competition

Congratulations to MS in Data Analytics Engineering student Keziban Rukiye and PhD in Industrial Engineering student Weijia Jing who won 2nd place in the Doing Good with Good OR student paper competition at the annual INFORMS meeting for this paper “Enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of food aid supply chains: an economic optimization model for USAID food for peace program’s operations in Ethiopia”


INFORMS Receives Student Chapter Award

The Northeastern University INFORMS student group has been selected as a winner of the 2019 INFORMS Student Chapter Annual Award at the Magna cum laude level.

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Ergun and Kane to Work on $1.2M NSF Grant for Algorithmic Workplace

Law Associate Professor Hilary Robinson, MIE Professor Ozlem Ergun, CEE Assistant Professor Michael Kane, CSSH Professor Steven Vallas, and Juliet Schor from Boston College were awarded a $1.2M NSF grant for creating an “Understanding the Algorithmic Workplace: A Multi-Method Study for Comprehensive Optimization of Platforms”.

INFORMS Receives 2018 Student Chapter Award

For the second year in a row, and the third since the club’s formation, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) at Northeastern was one of the schools awarded the Student Chapter Cum Laude Award. The club, which had 72 members in 2016, has grown to 273 graduate students who are pursuing […]

Creating an Optimal Sharing Economy

Professors Ozlem Ergun (MIE), Haris Koutsopoulos (CEE), and Jennie Stephens (CSSH/Affiliated CEE) were awarded a $99K NSF grant for a “Planning Grant: Engineering Research Center for Sharing economy – Humans, Automation, Resilience and Engineering: SHARE”.

Ergun to Speak on NAE Panel

MIE Professor Ozlem Ergun was invited to talk in a panel at the National Academies of Engineering workshop on "Medical Product Shortages during Disasters: Opportunities to Predict, Prevent, and Respond" sponsored by ASPR (HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response) on September 5-6, 2018.

INFORMS Receives 2018 Student Chapter Award

For the second year in a row, and the third since the club’s formation, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) at Northeastern was one of the schools awarded the Student Chapter Cum Laude Award.

Ergun Selected for National Committee on Building Adaptable and Resilient Supply Chains

MIE Professor Ozlem Ergun has been appointed to a national committee tasked with capturing key lessons about supply and distribution networks under strain during Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Source: Global Resilience Institute Northeastern University Professor and Global Resilience Institute (GRI) Faculty Affiliate Dr. Özlem Ergun has been appointed to a committee tasked with capturing […]

Faculty and Staff Awards 2018

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2017-2018 academic school year.

Northeastern Professor Creates New Way to Help Cities Recover from Disasters

MIE Professor Ozlem Ergun’s research was featured on the cover of the Metro Boston article “Northeastern professor creates new way to help cities recover from disasters”.

Prioritizing Relief Efforts After a Disaster

MIE Professor Ozlem Ergun has developed a new decision support tool that can analyze data inputted after a disaster and provide immediate recommendations for prioritizing relief efforts. Source: News @ Northeastern When an earthquake shakes a city, roads often become littered with piles of debris. These blockages make rescue and relief operations tricky. Now, Ozlem […]

MIE Students and Faculty Shine at INFORMS 2017

Congratulations to the several MIE faculty and students that were recognized at the INFORMS 2017 Annual Meeting.

The road to recovery for Puerto Rico

MIE Professor Ozlem Ergun was one of five experts to weigh in on Axios’s article “The road to recovery for Puerto Rico” for her expertise in Short-term relief, long-term resilience.

Rebuilding in the Modern World

CSSH/CEE Professor Matthias Ruth and MIE Professor Ozlem Ergun suggest how Puerto Rico can rebuild their electricity infrastructure to better handle future hurricane and storm seasons.

IE Student's research presented in the 9th Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference

Industrial Engineering students Alyssa Caganda, BS'19 & Tina Rezvanian, PhD'18 had their work with Professor Ozlem Ergun presented at the Conference on Health & Humanitarian Logistics.

$500K CRISP Grant for Improved Resiliency

MIE assistant professor Jacqueline Griffin, ECE professor David Kaeli, CAMD assistant professor Casper Harteveld, MIE professor Ozlem Ergun, and CCIS professor Stacy Marsella were awarded a $500K NSF CRISP grant to develop a “Multi-agent Modeling Framework for Mitigating Distributed Disruptions in Critical Supply Chains”. Abstract Source: NSF This Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes […]

Fixing Electronic Waste Regulations

MIE Associate Professor Ozlem Ergun was featured in the Huffington Post for her research on "3 Ways to Fix E-Waste Regulations".

Ergun's Paper Featured in Editor's Cut

MIE Associate Professor Ozlem Ergun's paper on "The Post-Disaster Debris Clearance Problem Under Incomplete Information" was on the featured list of the INFORMS Editor's Cut.

Ergun Awarded $161K NSF Grant

MIE Associate Professor Ozlem Ergun was awarded a $161K NSF grant to work with Georgia Tech to determine the optimum balance of resource allocation between uncertainty and learning.

Message from MIE Chair

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Ergun featured in Boston Herald

MIE Associate Professor Ozlem Ergun was featured in the Boston Herald for her hospital models to address disasters.  

FY16 TIER 1 Award Recipients

18 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY16 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 11 different projects representing over $400K dollars of investment in research.

Snow Removal Problems

MIE Associate Professor Ozlem Ergun was interviewed by WGBH concerning the removal of the large amount of snow that has fallen over Boston in the past month.

Ergun Added to INFORMS Board of Directors

MIE Associate Professor Ozlem Ergun was selected as Vice President of Membership and Professional Recognition for the INFORMS Board of Directors for 2012 – 2015.