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“Most companies have a lot of data and it is critical for them to know how to use it. My work is on developing mathematical models to integrate real-world data with operational decision making.”

Research profile

Alp Akcay is an assistant professor in the Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control (OPAC) group at Eindhoven University of Technology.  His research interests include statistical decision making under uncertainty, simulation design and analysis, and approximate dynamic programming with applications in manufacturing, maintenance, and supply chain management. He is a core-team member of the smart maintenance and manufacturing research program at Data Science Center Eindhoven.

Academic background

Alp Akcay received his PhD in Operations Management from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University (2013). The title of his PhD dissertation is “Statistical Estimation Problems in Inventory Control.” Dr. Akcay holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering from Sabanci University (2008) and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Boğaziçi University (2006). Prior to joining TU Eindhoven, dr. Akcay has worked as an assistant professor at Bilkent University (2013-2015).

Affiliated with

Member of INFORMS, MSOM (Manufacturing and Service Operations) Society, and I-SIM (Informs Simulation Society).

Partners in (semi-)industry

Philips Consumer Lifestyle, Philips Healthcare, Nexperia, Validaide, OrangeGames.

Education/Academic qualification

Carnegie Mellon University

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Projects

Research Output

Machine tools with hidden defects: optimal usage for maximum lifetime value

Akcay, A., Topan, E. & Van Houtum, G., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : IISE Transactions.

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Open Access
  • Remaining useful lifetime prediction via deep domain adaptation

    da Costa, P. R. D. O., Akçay, A., Zhang, Y. & Kaymak, U., 1 Mar 2020, In : Reliability Engineering and System Safety. 195, 13 p., 106682.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    57 Downloads (Pure)

    The benefits of state aggregation with extreme-point weighting for assemble-to-order systems

    Nadar, E., Akcay, A., Akan, M. & Scheller-Wolf, A., 1 Jul 2018, In : Operations Research. 66, 4, p. 1040-1057 18 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Input uncertainty in stochastic simulations in the presence of dependent discrete input variables

    Akcay, A. & Biller, B., 2 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Simulation. 12, 4, p. 295-306 12 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    Improved inventory targets in the presence of limited historical demand data

    Akcay, A., Biller, B. & Tayur, S., 18 Feb 2011, In : Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 13, 3, p. 297-309 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    21 Citations (Scopus)
    17 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    2019 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2019)

    Alp Akçay (Member of programme committee)
    May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

    Research trends in smart maintenance: Data, models, and decisions.

    Alp Akçay (Keynote speaker)
    21 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

    2018 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2018

    Alp Akçay (Member of programme committee)
    May 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

    2017 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2017)

    Alp E. Akçay (Member of programme committee)
    May 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

    Courses

    Manufacturing Technology

    1/09/16 → …

    Course

    Student theses

    A data-driven decision support model for planned maintenance reduction in healthcare

    Author: van Lohuizen, T., 30 Nov 2018

    Supervisor: Akcay, A. (Supervisor 1) & van Jaarsveld, W. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A data driven inventory decision model for the early life cycle of product offerings in an e-tail environment

    Author: van Bussel, J., 31 Aug 2017

    Supervisor: Akçay, A. (Supervisor 1), Mutlu, N. (Supervisor 2) & van Jaarsveld, W. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A framework and implementation - data-driven maintenance modeling

    Author: Wassenaar, J., 27 Sep 2019

    Supervisor: Akcay, A. (Supervisor 1) & Dijkman, R. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A matheuristic for scheduling automated guided vehicles in a multi-tenant setting

    Author: Singh, N., 30 Aug 2019

    Supervisor: Akcay, A. (Supervisor 1), Dang, Q. (Supervisor 2) & Adan, I. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Ambient temperature prediction of pharmaceutical air freight

    Author: Terpstra, B., 28 Feb 2019

    Supervisor: Zhang, Y. (Supervisor 1) & Akcay, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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