N. Onur Bakır is an associate professor of Industrial Engineering at Altınbaş University. His research interests include decision making under uncertainty, probabilistic modeling, homeland security, and economics of information. He received a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2004. He holds an M.S. degree in Economics from Texas A&M and a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent as well. Prior to joining Altınbaş University, he was a visiting faculty at Bilkent University, and held assistant as well as associate professor positions at TOBB University of Economics and Technology. He also worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Homeland Security where he conducted research on economics of border security and evaluation of alternatives to prevent illegal introduction of weapons into the United States. Dr. Bakır also taught courses at Texas A&M, USC, Bilkent, and TOBB ETU. Dr. Bakır´s research which focuses on value of information under risk aversion and resource allocation for homeland security has been published in numerous reputable journals. He serves regularly as a referee in operations research journals as well and is a member of INFORMS, Decision Analysis Society and Applied Probability Society.
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