Melih Celik

Ph.D. Student
Georgia Institute of Technology

Melih Celik is a Ph.D. student in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, he received a B.S. degree (in 2007) and an M.S. degree (in 2009) in Industrial Engineering from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. He also holds an M.S. degree in Operations Research from Georgia Tech, which he received in 2012. His research interests include humanitarian applications of industrial engineering and operations research, online and stochastic network optimization, and warehouse logistics. He has been involved in a number of projects in the Center for Health & Humanitarian Logistics, including development of models models for management of debris clearance operations, development of a decision support tool for debris collection and disposal activities, modeling the network expansion for the donated breast milk supply chain in South Africa, and the Caribbean Hazard Assessment, Mitigation, and Preparedness (CHAMP) project. In collaboration with the World Food Programme, he is currently involved in the assessment of specialized nutritious food supply chains in various developing countries.