Assistant Professor, Management Science

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

Profile

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

  • 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

Education

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

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Gencosman, B.C., Begen, M.A., Ozmutlu, C., Yilmaz, I.O., (forthcoming), "Scheduling Methods for Efficient Stamping Operations at an Automotive Company", Production and Operations Management.
  • Babashov, V., Begen, M.A., Mangel, J., Zaric, G.S., (forthcoming), "Economic evaluation of brentuximab vedotin for persistent Hodgkin lymphoma", Current Oncology.
  • Ozturk, O., Begen, M.A., Zaric, G.S., (forthcoming), "A branch and bound algorithm for scheduling unit size jobs on parallel batching machines to minimize makespan", International Journal of Production Research.
  • Begen, M.A., Pun, H., Yan, X.H., 2016, "Supply and Demand Uncertainty Reduction Efforts and Cost Comparison", International Journal of Production Economics, October 180: 125 - 134.
  • Ozturk, O., Begen, M.A., Zaric, G.S., 2014, "A branch and bound based heuristic for makespan minimization of washing operations in hospital sterilization services", European Journal of Operational Research, November 239(1): 214 - 226.
  • Begen, M.A., Levi, R., Queyranne, M., 2012, "A sampling-based approach to appointment scheduling", Operations Research, May/June 60(3): 675 - 681.
  • Begen, M.A., Queyranne, M., 2011, "Appointment Scheduling with Discrete Random Durations", Mathematics of Operations Research, May 36(2): 240 - 257.
  • Santibanez, P., Begen, M.A., Atkins, D., 2007, "Surgical Block Scheduling in a System of Hospitals: An Application to Resource and Wait List Management in a BC Health Authority", Health Care Management Science, September 10(3): 269 - 282.
  • Begen, M.A., Puterman, M.L., 2003, "Development of a Catch Allocation Tool Design for Production Planning at JS McMillan Fisheries", INFOR, August 41(3): 235 - 244.

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

Experience

  • 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