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Persoonlijk profiel


“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.

Opleiding / Academische kwalificatie

Carnegie Mellon University

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Random variables Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Stochastic systems Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Stochastic Simulation Rekenkunde
Distribution functions Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Probability distributions Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Uncertainty Rekenkunde
Engineers Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Planning Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen

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Projecten 2017 2019

Data Analytics for Trade Lane Risk Assessments and Control (DARA)

Jansen, R., Jansen, R., Akçay, A., Akçay, A., Benckhuijsen - Mertens, P., Zhang, Y. & Faghih Roohi, S.


Project: Onderzoek direct

Onderzoeksoutput 2011 2019

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, blz. 1040-1057 18 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Order systems
Cost functions
1 Citaat (Scopus)

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

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

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Stochastic Simulation
Correlation Matrix
Credible Interval
2 Citaties (Scopus)

Simulation of inventory systems with unknown input models: a data-driven approach

Akcay, A. & Corlu, C. G., 2017, In : International Journal of Production Research. 55, 19, blz. 5826-5840

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Inventory systems
Random variables
Probability distributions
Distribution functions
24 Citaties (Scopus)

Analyzing the solutions of DEA through information visualization and data mining techniques: SmartDEA framework

Akcay, A., Ertek, G. & Buyukozkan, G., jul 2012, In : Expert Systems with Applications. 39, 9, blz. 7763-7775

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

20 Citaties (Scopus)

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, blz. 297-309 14 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Activiteiten 2018 2018

  • 1 Genodigd spreker

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

Alp E. Akçay (Spreker)
21 nov 2018

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerProfessioneel


Manufacturing Technology

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

Auteur: van Lohuizen, T., 30 nov 2018

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


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

Auteur: van Bussel, J., 31 aug 2017

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Ambient temperature prediction of pharmaceutical air freight

Auteur: Terpstra, B., 28 feb 2019

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


A step-by-step approach to predictive maintenance

Auteur: Singer, W., 31 mei 2019

Begeleider: Flapper, S. D. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Akcay, A. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master