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Esra Büyüktahtakιn Toy

Associate Professor of Operations Research
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology

  •    Ph.D., University of Florida, 2009
  •    M.S., Lehigh University, 2007
  •    M.S., Bilkent University, 2005

E-mail: esratoy@njit.edu

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Dr. Büyüktahtakιn Toy’s research interests focus on optimization, mixed-integer programming, and data analytics with non-traditional applications of OR in environment, sustainability, and health-care. Dr. Büyüktahtakιn Toy is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award co-funded by the ENG Environmental Sustainability program and the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences (Applied Mathematics, Computational Mathematics, and Mathematical Biology programs).

 

Recent News:

  • SODAL member and former Ph.D. student Xuecheng Yin defended his dissertation with great accomplishments and earned his doctoral degree on July 28, 2021. Xuecheng joined Yale School of Public Health as a postdoctoral research associate on August 1, 2021. Congratulations Dr. Xuecheng Yin! (8/18/2021).

 

  • SODAL member and former Ph.D. student Sabah Bushaj confidently passed his dissertation defense with great success on July 27, 2021. Sabah is joining SUNY Plattsburgh as a tenure track Assistant Professor of Data Analytics starting August 25, 2021. Congratulations Dr. Sabah Bushaj! (8/18/2021).

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • SODAL member and PhD candidate Xuecheng Yin won the first place at the 2021 Virtual Dana Knox Student Research Showcase by his presentation titled “A Data-Driven Stochastic Programming Epidemic Modeling Framework to Controlling the COVID-19” (4/23/2021).

 

  • Dr. Büyüktahtakιn Toy was invited to speak at the “CAREER Awardee Q&As - Reflections from Recent CAREER Awardees” panel in the 2021 NSF Engineering CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop virtually welcoming 800+ junior faculty from engineering schools nationwide (3/18/2021).

 

 

 

 

  • Congratulations to Xuecheng Yin, a doctoral student at SODAL, for successfully passing his doctoral proposal examination on April 30, 2020.

 

  • Congratulations to Sabah Bushaj, a doctoral student at SODAL, for successfully passing his doctoral proposal examination on April 23, 2020.

 

 

 

 

  • Congratulations to Dr. Sevilay Onal, a former postdoctoral research associate and SODAL member, who will be joining the University of Illinois Springfield as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems (8/12/2019)

 

 

 

  • Dr. Büyüktahtakιn Toy was invited to give a talk at the 2019 IISE Doctoral Colloquium at IISE Annual Conference, May 2019, Orlando, FL

 

 

  • SODAL receives funding from USDA Forest Service. Dr. Büyüktahtakιn Toy serves as the lead PI of the team with CO-PI Dr. Selina Cai and collaborator Dr. Robert Haight from the US Forest Service, for a $61K grant to develop

“A Principal-Agent Game Theoretical Model for Intervention Planning of Emerald Ash Borer in Public and Private Forests” (05/10/2019)

  • Journal article co-authored by former group member, Dr. Eyyub Kibis, and Dr. Büyüktahtakιn Toy has been accepted for publication by Mathematical Biosciences. The article titled  “Optimizing Multi-Modal Cancer Treatment under 3D Spatio-Temporal Tumor Growth” integrates the spread of cancer cells into a 3D spatio-temporal reaction-diffusion model of cancer growth while taking into account therapeutic (surgery, chemo-, and radio-therapy) effects to minimize the number of new cancer cells (10/25/2018).

 

 

  • SODAL receives funding from USDA Forest Service. Dr. Büyüktahtakιn Toy serves as the lead PI of the team with collaborator Dr. Robert Haight from the US Forest Service, for a $58K grant to address risk-averse resource allocation challenges to protect community forests from the threat of EAB. (07/01/2018)

 

 

 

  • Congratulations to Dr. Eyyub Kibis, a former PhD student and SODAL member, who has joined the Huether School of Business at the College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York, as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Business Analytics (8/16/2017).

 

 

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