Esma Gel

Gel, EsmaAssociate Professor Esma Gel received her M.S. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1995 and 1999, respectively. Since joining the Fulton School, 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.
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Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Northwestern University, 1999
M.S., Industrial Engineering, Northwestern University, 1995
B.S., Industrial Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 1994

Research interests

Applied probability, stochastic processes, queuing theory, stochastic modeling and control of manufacturing systems

Key activities

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Flexible Services and Manufacturing