Tugce Martagan Received Honorable Mention in the INFORMS George B. Dantzig Dissertation Prize
December 7, 2016
Dr. Tugce Martagan’s doctoral dissertation ‘Stochastic Models to Optimize Biomanufacturing Operations’ received the Honorable Mention in the 2016 George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award. The award has been established by INFORMS to encourage academic research that is innovative and relevant to practice, and is given for the best dissertation in the field of operations research and management sciences. The awards were presented in a special ceremony during the 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Nashville, USA.
Tugce received her PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015. Her dissertation was conducted in collaboration with Aldevron (a biomanufacturing firm at the University Research Park, Wisconsin), and focuses on developing stochastic optimization models to reduce costs and lead times in biomanufacturing operations. The work provides mathematical models and tools to quantify financial risks and optimize manufacturing decisions based on specific client requirements.