Dr Hasan Turan

Research Associate
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Hasan H. Turan is a Research Associate at Capability Systems Centre, University of New South Wales (UNSW Canberra). Before joining UNSW Canberra, he worked as a post-doc research fellow at Qatar University, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department from 2015 to 2017. He obtained his Ph.D. and master’s degrees both in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and North Carolina State University, respectively.

Research Activities

Dr. Turan's research interests revolve around the development and application of data-driven optimization algorithms and simulation models arising in different domains including service and maintenance logistics, defense applications (fleet management, workforce, and resource planning), energy capacity expansion, and telecommunications networks. He is currently focused on the integration of machine learning (e.g., reinforcement learning), artificial intelligence, and computational intelligence techniques (e.g., genetic algorithms) with simulation models (discrete event and system dynamics) to solve complex decision-making problems. 

He has directed and participated in several projects in the mentioned areas supported by the Department of Defence, Qatar National Research Fund, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey and Balassi Institute. 

Professional Activities

Dr. Turan was the guest editor for at the Annals of Operations Research journal to organize a special issue on the recent advances in simulation-based optimization, and he is an editorial board member of the Journal of Business Analytics. He was the convener of the 3rd and 4th IEEE Systems Modeling Conference, and he organized several special sessions devoted to simulation-based optimization in international conferences. He has also served as a Committee Member for many leading international conferences on modeling and simulation, information technology, and management science. 

Teaching Activities

Dr. Turan has taught a total of 15 different courses at different university levels (bachelor and master) including students from different backgrounds. He is interested in teaching courses on data science and decision analytics, computer simulation modeling, operations research (including linear, integer, dynamic, and stochastic dynamic programming), optimization methods (including heuristics and meta-heuristics). 

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I am actively looking for potential Ph.D. students who have good programming skills along with a prior understanding of optimization and simulation modeling. Students with excellent programming and communication skills will be highly appreciable.

Ph.D. scholarships ($35,000 per year) are available for high-achieving students (with H1/High Distinction in UG and/or Masters by Research) in engineering, mathematics, or relevant sciences under my supervision. If you are interested, contact me at h.turan@adfa.edu.au 

Future Ph.D. & Master by Research Students

Students who have good programming skills, along with a prior understanding of optimization and simulation modeling are encouraged to apply. Several types of scholarships are available; however, admission and scholarship applications are highly competitive. A self-assessment tool is available to get a general feel for your competitiveness. You need to meet the English language requirements. If you are eligible and interested in working on the listed Ph.D. projects below (or closely related) topics or keywords, please send me your CVacademic transcripts, the result of the self-assessment, and a research proposal (less than 10 pages). 

Your research proposal should highlight:

  • Research Motivation,
  • Research problems,
  • Research Objectives and Questions
  • Brief Review of the most relevant Literature,
  • Proposed Methodology and
  • Expected Outcome.

For more information, please refer to the following links on how and when to apply for a research degree. NB: You can seek my advice/help during the construction of your Research Proposal.

Possible Future Ph.D. Projects:

  • Simulation-optimization algorithms and applications
  • Integration of AI and machine learning techniques (e.g., deep learning) to simulation-optimization algorithms
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management (focus: spare part and maintenance logistics)
  • Multi-model simulation techniques (e.g., agent-based + systems dynamics) and their applications

Book Chapters

Turan H; Pokharel S; ElMekkawy T; Sleptchenko A; Al-Khatib M, 2019, 'An Efficient Heuristic for Pooled Repair Shop Designs', in Operations Research and Enterprise Systems 7th International Conference, ICORES 2018, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, January 24–26, 2018, Revised Selected Papers, Springer

Turan H; Unver U; Erbiyik H, 2018, 'An Integrated Fuzzy Multi-criteria Approach for Evaluation of Energy Resources: A Case Study of Turkey', in The Role of Exergy in Energy and the Environment, pp. 283 - 296, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89845-2_20

Turan H; Sleptchenko A; Kosanoglu F, 2018, 'A Genetic Algorithm for the Pooling-Inventory-Capacity Problem in Spare Part Supply Systems', in Optimization Problems and Their Applications, Springer, Cham, pp. 296 - 308, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93800-4_24

Journal articles

Turan HH; Atmis M; Kosanoglu F; Elsawah S; Ryan MJ, 2020, 'A risk-averse simulation-based approach for a joint optimization of workforce capacity, spare part stocks and scheduling priorities in maintenance planning', Reliability Engineering and System Safety, vol. 204, pp. 107199 - 107199, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2020.107199

Turan HH; Sleptchenko A; Pokharel S; ElMekkawy TY, 2020, 'A sorting based efficient heuristic for pooled repair shop designs', Computers and Operations Research, vol. 117, pp. 104887 - 104887, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2020.104887

Turan HH; Elsawah S; Ryan MJ, 2020, 'A long-term fleet renewal problem under uncertainty: A simulation-based optimization approach', Expert Systems with Applications, vol. 145, pp. 113158 - 113158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2019.113158

Turan H; Kosanoglu F; Atmis M, 2020, 'A multi-skilled workforce optimization in maintenance logistics networks by multi-thread simulated annealing algorithms', International Journal of Production Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2020.1735665

Turan HH; Kasap N; Delen D; Savran H, 2019, 'Volume discount strategies for the provider selection problem in telecommunications under uncertainty', Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, vol. 37, pp. 2991 - 3015, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/JIFS-190085

Kasap N; Turan HH; Savran H; Tektas-Sivrikaya B; Delen D, 2018, 'Provider selection and task allocation in telecommunications with QoS degradation policy', Annals of Operations Research, vol. 263, pp. 311 - 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10479-016-2213-5

Turan H; Sleptchenko A; Pokharel S; ElMekkawy TY, 2018, 'A Clustering-Based Repair Shop Design for Repairable Spare Part Supply Systems', Computers and Industrial Engineering, vol. 125, pp. 232 - 244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2018.08.032

Sivrikaya BT; Cebi F; Turan HH; Kasap N; Delen D, 2017, 'A fuzzy long-term investment planning model for a GenCo in a hybrid electricity market considering climate change impacts', Information Systems Frontiers, vol. 19, pp. 975 - 991, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10796-016-9707-1

Turan HH, 2017, 'Stochastic fuzzy multi-objective backbone selection and capacity allocation problem under tax-band pricing policy with different fuzzy operators', Soft Computing, vol. 21, pp. 4085 - 4110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00500-016-2057-6

Kasap N; Sivrikaya BT; Turan HH; Delen D, 2017, 'A hybrid heuristic approach to provider selection and task allocation problem in telecommunications with varying QoS levels', International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, vol. 10, pp. 866 - 881, http://dx.doi.org/10.2991/ijcis.2017.10.1.58

Sleptchenko A; Turan H; Pokharel S; ElMekkawy T, 2017, 'Cross-Training Policies for Repair Shops with Spare Part Inventories', International Journal of Production Economics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2017.12.018

Turan HH; Kasap N; Delen D; Serarslan MN, 2016, 'Stochastic Capacity Acquisition and Allocation Model for Bandwidth Brokers under Fuzzy Volume Based Pricing Scheme', International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, vol. 9, pp. 227 - 244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/18756891.2016.1149998

Turan HH; Kasap N; Savran H, 2014, 'Using heuristic algorithms for capacity leasing and task allocation issues in telecommunication networks under fuzzy quality of service constraints', International Journal of Systems Science, vol. 45, pp. 307 - 324, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207721.2012.720298

Turan HH; Serarslan MN; Kasap N, 2014, 'A fuzzy stochastic model for telecommunications bandwidth brokers under probabilistic QoS measures', Applied Mathematical Modelling, vol. 38, pp. 12 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2013.05.057

Turan HH; Kasap N; Savran H, 2014, 'A bandwidth sourcing and task allocation model in telecommunications under stochastic QoS guarantees', Applied Soft Computing Journal, vol. 24, pp. 1112 - 1123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asoc.2014.08.014

Turan HH; Kasap N; Serarslan MN, 2013, 'Single period profit maximization problem for intermediaries in telecommunication networks under stochastic bandwidth demand', Journal of Multiple-Valued Logic and Soft Computing, vol. 21, pp. 287 - 315

Turan HH; Kasap N; Tektas-Sivrikaya B, 2010, 'The Effects of Quality of Service Level reductions and penalty cost on Provider Selection and Task Allocation Model in Telecommunication Networks', International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanity Studies, vol. 2, pp. 45 - 54

Conference Papers

Jalalvand F; Turan H; El Sawah S; Ryan M, 2020, 'A multi-objective risk-averse workforce planning under uncertainty', Canberra, Australia, presented at IEEE SYMPOSIUM SERIES ON COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, Canberra, Australia, 01 December 2020 - 04 December 2020

Turan H; El Sawah S; Jalalvand F; Ryan M, 2020, 'Solving Strategic Military Workforce Planning Problems with Simulation-Optimization', Canberra, Australia, presented at IEEE SYMPOSIUM SERIES ON COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, Canberra, Australia, 01 December 2020 - 04 September 2020

Sallam K; Turan H; Chakrabortty R; El Sawah S; Ryan M, 2020, 'A Differential Evolution Algorithm for Military Workforce Planning Problems: A Simulation-Optimization Approach', in IEEE SYMPOSIUM SERIES ON COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, IEEE, Canberra, Australia, presented at 2020 IEEE SYMPOSIUM SERIES ON COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, Canberra, Australia, 01 December 2020 - 04 December 2020

Turan H; El Sawah S; Ryan M, 2019, 'Repair priorities in repairable spare part supply systems: a simulation-optimization approach', Canberra, ACT, Australia, presented at 23rd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 01 December 2019 - 06 December 2019

Turan HH; Elsawah S; Ryan MJ, 2019, 'Simulation-based analysis of military workforce planning strategies', in ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, ACM Press, pp. 68 - 75, presented at the 2019 International Conference, 24 May 2019 - 26 May 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3335550.3335568

Moallemi E; Turan H; El Sawah S; Ryan M, 2019, 'Comparing Implications of ‘Robustness’ and ‘Optimality’ for Decision Support under Uncertainty', in 29th Annual International INCOSE Symposium, Orlando, presented at 29th Annual International INCOSE Symposium, Orlando, 20 July 2019 - 25 July 2019

Moallemi EA; El Sawah S; Turan H; Ryan M, 2018, 'Multi-Objective Decision Making in Multi-Period Acquisition Planning Under Deep Uncertainty', in Proceedings of the 2018 Winter Simulation Conference, Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2018), Gothenburg, Sweden, pp. 1334 - 1345, presented at Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2018), Gothenburg, Sweden, 09 December 2018 - 12 December 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2018.8632316

Turan H; Kosanoglu F; Atmis M, 2018, 'A simulated annealing algorithm for integrated decisions on spare part inventories and cross-training policies in repairable inventory systems', in CIE48 Proceedings, 2-5 December 2018, The University of Auckland, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTERS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, Auckland, New Zealand, presented at INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTERS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, Auckland, New Zealand, 02 December 2018 - 05 December 2018

Turan H; Moallemi E; El Sawah S; Ryan M, 2018, 'A simulation-based optimisation for a military fleet-transition problem', in CIE48 Proceedings, 2-5 December 2018, The University of Auckland, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTERS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, Auckland, New Zealand, presented at INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTERS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, Auckland, New Zealand, 02 December 2018 - 05 December 2018

Turan H; Sleptchenko A; Kosanoglu F, 2018, 'A Genetic Algorithm for Pooling-Inventory-Capacity Problems in Spare Part Supply Systems', in Communications in Computer and Information Science, Omsk, Russia, pp. 296 - 308, presented at Optimization Problems and Their Applications (OPTA-2018), Omsk, Russia, 08 July 2018 - 16 July 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93800-4_24

Turan H; El sawah S; Moallemi E; Ryan M, 2018, 'Optimizing acquisition strategies for high-value assets via simulation-based genetic algorithm', in Systems Engineering / Test and Evaluation Conference, Engineers Australia, Sydney, pp. 301 - 310, presented at Systems Engineering / Test and Evaluation Conference (SETE2018), Sydney, 30 April 2018 - 02 May 2018, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=631352356148311;res=IELENG

Turan H; Pokharel S; Sleptchenko A; ElMekkawy T; Al-Khatib M, 2018, 'A Pooling Strategy for Flexible Repair Shop Designs', in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (ICORES 2018), SCITEPRESS, Portugal, pp. 272 - 278, presented at 7th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (ICORES 2018),, Portugal, 24 January 2018 - 26 January 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.5220/0006632502720278

Al-Khatib M; Turan HH; Sleptchenko A, 2017, 'Optimal skill assignment with modular architecture in spare parts supply systems', in 2017 4th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications, ICIEA 2017, Nagoya, Japan, pp. 136 - 140, presented at 2017 4th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications (ICIEA), Nagoya, Japan, 21 April 2017 - 23 April 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IEA.2017.7939194

Sleptchenko A; Elmekkawy T; Turan HH; Pokharel S, 2017, 'Simulation based particle swarm optimization of cross-training policies in spare parts supply systems', in 9th International Conference on Advanced Computational Intelligence, ICACI 2017, Doha, Qatar, pp. 60 - 65, presented at 2017 Ninth International Conference on, Doha, Qatar, 04 February 2017 - 06 February 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICACI.2017.7974486

Turan HH; Erbiyik H; Unver U, 2017, 'Utilisation of Fuzzy MulticriteriaMethod for Selection of Energy Alternatives for Turkey', in Utilisation of Fuzzy MulticriteriaMethod for Selection of Energy Alternatives for Turkey, The 9th International Exergy, Energy and Environment Symposium (IEEES-9), Split, Croatia, pp. 407 - 414, presented at The 9th International Exergy, Energy and Environment Symposium (IEEES-9), Split, Croatia, 14 May 2017 - 17 May 2017

Turan HH; Al-Khatib M; Shaligram P; Sleptchenko A; El Mekkawy T, 2017, 'Cross-Training Design Strategies for Repair shops in Spare Part Supply Systems', in Cross-Training Design Strategies for Repair shops in Spare Part Supply Systems, The 48th Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference (DSI 2017), Washington D.C., USA, pp. 1 - 12, presented at The 48th Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference (DSI 2017), Washington D.C., USA, 18 November 2017 - 20 November 2017

Turan HH; Pokharel S; Sleptchenko A; Elmekkawy TY, 2016, 'Integrated Optimization for Stock Levels and Cross-Training Schemes with Simulation-Based Genetic Algorithm', in Proceedings - 2016 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, CSCI 2016, Las Vegas, NV, USA, pp. 1158 - 1163, presented at 2016 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI), Las Vegas, NV, USA, 15 December 2016 - 17 December 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CSCI.2016.0219

Turan HH; Unver U; Kara O; Beserli I, 2014, 'HORUS' a Decision Support Tool for Energy Efficiency Management', in HORUS' a Decision Support Tool for Energy Efficiency Management, Energy Technologies Conference (ENTECH'14), Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 419 - 428, presented at Energy Technologies Conference (ENTECH'14), Istanbul, Turkey, 22 December 2014 - 24 December 2014

Turan HH; Atmis M, 2014, 'A Stochastic Multi-objective Backbone Selection and Capacity Allocation Problem under Tax-band Pricing Policy', in A Stochastic Multi-objective Backbone Selection and Capacity Allocation Problem under Tax-band Pricing Policy, International Conference on Advanced Technology & Sciences (ICAT'14), Antalya, Turkey, pp. 627 - 632, presented at International Conference on Advanced Technology & Sciences (ICAT'14), Antalya, Turkey, 12 August 2014 - 15 August 2014

Turan HH; Kasap N; Savran H, 2014, 'A Hybrid Genetic Algorithm for Provider Selection and Task Allocation Problems in Telecommunications Networks', in A Hybrid Genetic Algorithm for Provider Selection and Task Allocation Problems in Telecommunications Networks, International Conference on Advanced Technology & Sciences (ICAT'14), Antalya, Turkey, pp. 610 - 615, presented at International Conference on Advanced Technology & Sciences (ICAT'14), Antalya, Turkey, 12 August 2014 - 15 August 2014

Turan HH; Kasap N; Dursun D, 2013, 'A Fuzzy Capacity Acquisition and Allocation Model for Bandwidth Broker under Uncertainty', in A Fuzzy Capacity Acquisition and Allocation Model for Bandwidth Broker under Uncertainty, 3rd International Symposium on Computing in Science & Engineering (ISCSE 2013), Aydin, Turkey, pp. 73 - 78, presented at 3rd International Symposium on Computing in Science & Engineering (ISCSE 2013), Aydin, Turkey, 23 October 2013 - 25 October 2013

Turan HH; Kasap N, 2012, 'A heuristic approach for provider selection and task allocation model in telecommunication networks under stochastic QOS guaranties', in World Scientific Proc. Series on Computer Engineering and Information Science 7; Uncertainty Modeling in Knowledge Engineering and Decision Making - Proceedings of the 10th International FLINS Conf., pp. 1113 - 1118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814417747_0178

Turan HH; Sener N, 2012, 'A possibilistic mathematical programming approach for backbone selection and demand allocation problem in telecom networks', in World Scientific Proc. Series on Computer Engineering and Information Science 7; Uncertainty Modeling in Knowledge Engineering and Decision Making - Proceedings of the 10th International FLINS Conf., pp. 315 - 320, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814417747_0051

Turan HH; Kasap N; Savran H, 2011, 'Provider Selection and Task Allocation Problems under Fuzzy Quality of Service Constraints and Volume Discount Pricing Policy for Telecommunication Network', in Provider Selection and Task Allocation Problems under Fuzzy Quality of Service Constraints and Volume Discount Pricing Policy for Telecommunication Network, 2nd International Symposium on Computing in Science & Engineering (ISCSE 2011), Aydin, Turkey, pp. 518 - 524, presented at 2nd International Symposium on Computing in Science & Engineering (ISCSE 2011), Aydin, Turkey, 01 June 2011 - 04 June 2011

Cobuloglu HI; Gungor C; Turan HH; Erbiyik H; Tandiroglu K, 2010, 'An assessment of implementation of municipality supported research projects', in PICMET '10 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth, pp. 1691 - 1697

Cicek K; Turan HH; Topcu YI; Searslan MN, 2010, 'Risk-based preventive maintenance planning using Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) for marine engine systems', in 2010 2nd International Conference on Engineering System Management and Applications, ICESMA 2010

Cobuloglu HI; Turan HH; Gungor C; Tepecik A, 2010, 'An Evaluation of Municipality Investment Priorities by Fuzzy AHP(FAHP) Method', in An Evaluation of Municipality Investment Priorities by Fuzzy AHP(FAHP) Method, 1st International Symposium on Computing in Science & Engineering (ISCSE 2010), Aydin, Turkey, pp. 618 - 626, presented at 1st International Symposium on Computing in Science & Engineering (ISCSE 2010), Aydin, Turkey, 03 June 2010 - 05 June 2010

Bayraktar D; Cebi F; Turan HH, 2004, 'A Prototype Expert System Approach for Supplier Evaluation and Selection Process', in A Prototype Expert System Approach for Supplier Evaluation and Selection Process, 34th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, San Francisco, CA, USA, pp. 543 - 548, presented at 34th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, San Francisco, CA, USA, 14 November 2004 - 16 November 2004

Conference Posters

Turan HH; Sleptchenko A; Pokharel S; ElMekkawy T; Al-Khatib M, 2017, 'Optimal Cross -Training in Supply Systems for Repairable Spare Parts', Doha, Qatar, presented at Qatar University Annual Research Forum and Exhibition, Doha, Qatar, 24 April 2017 - 24 April 2017

Conference Presentations

Turan HH, 2016, 'Simulation Optimization of Stock Levels for Maintenance Logistics with Multi-Skill Parallel Servers', presented at Global Joint Conference on Industrial Engineering and Its Application Areas (GJCIE 2016), Istanbul, Turkey, 14 July 2016 - 16 July 2016

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