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Mehmet A. Begen

Associate Professor, Management Science

Statistical & Actuarial Sciences
Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Mehmet A. Begen

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  • Management Consulting
  • Scheduling
  • Data Driven Approaches
  • Simulation
  • Analytics
  • Operations Research
  • Incentive Alignment
  • Healthcare Operations
  • Spreadsheets & VBA
  • Process & Flow Analysis
  • Project Management

Research Publications

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Professor Mehmet A. Begen is an industrial engineer, a management scientist and an associate in the Ivey Business School at the Western University. Besides Ivey, he is cross-appointed at the departments of Statistical & Actuarial Sciences and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the Western.

Mehmet's research interests are management science/analytics applications, data-driven approaches and in particular scheduling and operations management in healthcare. He has been a PI or co-PI for NSERC Discovery Grants, Cancer Care Ontario Research Grant, NSERC Undergraduate Student Awards and others. Mehmet’s research won a top prize in the “Optimize the Real World” competition hosted by FICO for solving real business problems with use of analytics, developing mathematical models with data and obtaining managerial insights.

He has PhD and MS degrees in management science from Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, and a BS degree in industrial engineering from Middle East Technical University in Turkey.

Mehmet is a Certified Analytics Professional (CAP), worked in management consulting before his PhD studies and is a recipient of CORS (Canadian Operational Research Society) Practice Prize and served as the president of CORS. He teaches courses on analytical modelling, financial analytics, analytics projects, big data tools and statistics.


  • Decision Making with Analytics, MBA, AMBA and HBA
  • Ivey Field Project, MMA
  • Art of Modelling, MSc, MMA
  • Business Statistics, MSc
  • Business Fundamentals (Analytics), MBA Direct
  • Applications of Stochastic Modeling, PhD
  • Quantitative Analysis, Preparatory Knowledge Program, MBA
  • End User Modeling (Spreadsheet Analytics and VBA), HBA
  • Healthcare Analytics (Health Sector), MBA
  • Best Practices: Competing with Analytics, MSc
  • Business Project, MSc
  • Financial Analytics, MBA and HBA


  • PhD, Management Science - Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
  • MSc, Management Science - Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
  • BSc, Industrial Engineering - Middle East Technical University

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Zacharias, C.; Liu, N.; Begen, M. A., 2024, "Dynamic Interday and Intraday Scheduling", Operations research, January 72(1): 317 - 335.
  • Begen, M. A.; Odegaard, F.; Sadeghi, J., (Forthcoming), "Intra-provincial benchmark analysis of COVID-19 in Canada", INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research: 1 - 42.
  • Begen, M. A.; Odegaard, F.; Sadeghi, J., (Forthcoming), "On aggregation of technical and revenue efficiency measures", Journal of Productivity Analysis
  • Lyons, J. S. F.; Begen, M. A.; Bell, P. C., 2023, "Surgery Scheduling and Perioperative Care: Smoothing and Visualizing Elective Surgery and Recovery Patient Flow", Analytics, August 2(3): 656 - 675.
  • Akioyamen, P.; Begen, M. A., 2023, "A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of OECD Member Countries’ Health Care Systems: Effects of Data Missingness and Geographically and Temporally Weighted Regression on Inference", International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, June 20(13): 6265 - 6265.
  • Dogan, S.; Okuyan, H. M.; Bal, T.; Çabalak, M.; Begen, M. A., 2023, "Relationship of thrombospondin-1 and thrombospondin-2 with hematological, biochemical and inflammatory markers in COVID-19 patients", Turkish Journal of Biochemistry-Turk Biyokimya Dergisi, June 48(4): 368 - 375.
  • Sadeghi, J.; Begen, M. A.; Ødegaard, F., 2023, "Refined bounds for the non-Archimedean ϵ in DEA", Computers & Operations Research, June 154: 106163 - .
  • Naderi, B.; Begen, M. A.; Zaric, G. S.; Roshanaei, V., 2023, "A Novel and Efficient Exact Technique for Integrated Staffing, Assignment, Routing, and Scheduling of Home Care Services Under Uncertainty", Omega-International Journal of Management Science, April 116: 102805 - 102805.
  • Naderi, B.; Begen, M. A.; Zaric, G. S.; Roshanaei, V., 2023, "A novel and efficient exact technique for integrated staffing, assignment, routing, and scheduling of home care services under uncertainty", Omega, April 116: 102805 - .
  • BAYAZIT, B.; UÇARKUS, G.; ÇAGLAR GENÇOSMAN, B.; Begen, M. A., 2022, "Meta-Heuristic Algorithms based on Integer Programming for Shelf Space Allocation Problems", The European Journal of Science and Technology, November (41): 100 - 117.
  • Okuyan, C. B.; Caglar, S.; Begen, M. A., 2022, "How does the COVID-19 pandemic influence educational and psychological health of nursing students in Turkey: What can be done to minimize adverse effects of the pandemic?", Technium Education and Humanities, September 2(4): 63 - 72.
  • Begen, M. A.; Okuyan, H. M., 2022, "LncRNAs in Osteoarthritis", Clinica Chimica Acta, July 532: 145 - 163.
  • Caglar Gencosman, B.; Begen, M. A., 2022, "Exact Optimization and Decomposition Approaches for Shelf Space Allocation", European Journal Of Operational Research, June 299(2): 432 - 447.
  • Naderi, B.; Begen, M. A.; Zaric, G. S., 2022, "Type-2 integrated process-planning and scheduling problem: Reformulation and solution algorithms", Computers and Operations Research, June 142
  • Begen, M. A.; Bayley, T.; Rodrigues, F. F.; Barrett, D., 2022, "Relative Efficiency of Radiation Treatment Centres: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis", Healthcare, June 10(6): 1033 - 1033.

For more publications please see our Research Database

Honours & Awards

  • Ivey Research Merit Award
  • Ivey Teaching Excellence Award
  • Dean’s Research Faculty Fellowship
  • Meritorious Reviewer Award (INFORMS Journal on Computing)
  • Eldon Gunn Service Award, Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS)
  • Ivey Bridge Award
  • Practice Prize, Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS)
  • CORS President
  • Winner of FICO’s “Optimize the Real World” contest, 2014
  • Certified Analytics Professional (CAP)

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