Assistant Professor, Management Science

  • Assistant Professor, Statistical & Actuarial Sciences
  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics


Professor Mehmet Begen is an industrial engineer and a management scientist with research interests in operations research (OR) applications, healthcare operations management, scheduling, simulation and data-driven approaches.

Besides the Decision Making with Analytics and End User Modeling courses at Ivey, Mehmet has taught courses in optimization and spreadsheet programming in graduate levels at Sauder (UBC).

Mehmet worked in management consulting as a project manager before his Ph.D. studies. He is a Certified Analytics Professional (CAP).”


  • Teaching (HBA and MBA programs)
  • Decision Making with Analytics, HBA
  • End User Modeling (Spreadsheet Analytics and VBA), HBA
  • Business 9458, Healthcare Analytics (Health Sector), MBA
  • Preparatory Knowledge Program, Quantitative Analysis, MBA

Programs Taught

  • PhD


  • PhD, Management Science - UBC
  • MSc, Management Science - UBC
  • BSc, Industrial Engineering - METU

Selected Publications

Honours & Awards

  • Second prize for the Informs MSOM Student Paper Competition
  • Runner up for the Informs Computing Society Student Paper Competition
  • Honorable Mention for the CORS Student Paper Competition
  • Honorable Mention for Informs Bonder Scholarship
  • CORS Practice Prize
  • Informs Case Study Competition Finalist


  • Lecturer (MM, MBA and PhD Programs), Sauder School of Business, UBC
  • Project Manager and Associate Director, Research, Centre for Operations Excellence, Sauder School of Business, UBC
  • Graduate and Teaching Assistant, Sauder School of Business, UBC
  • Project Analyst, Centre for Operations Excellence, UBC