Dr. Özgür Araz joined the College of Business from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at The University of Texas at Austin, where he also taught Operations Management as a lecturer in the McCombs School of Business.
His research interests include systems modeling and simulation, business analytics, healthcare operations management, public health and heuristic optimization. His research had been supported by NIH, VA hospitals, HDR Company, Boys Town, Nebraska Medicine and University of Nebraska.
Araz’s published research includes “Point-of-dispensing location and capacity optimization via a decision support system” in Production and Operations Management , “Simulation Modeling for Pandemic Decision Making: A Case Study with Bi-criteria Analysis on School Closures” in Decision Support Systems and "Cross training workers with imperfect training schemes" in Production and Operations Management.