IE-OPIM Joint Graduate Seminar: Ilker Birbil
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IE-OPIM Joint Graduate Seminar: Ilker Birbil (Sabancı University)

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time: 13:40 – 14:30
Location: FENS G035


Title: Nerds,Geeks and Reproducible Research



This a talk about data collection, analysis, recording and note taking. People around the world have created various open-source software that can significantly help us with these tasks. Thanks to all those efforts, we can now turn in shiny lab reports, document our hard work, and above all, conduct research that is certainly reproducible. I plan to show you some cool examples along with some use-cases of various tools. My main objective is to trick you so that you will, at least try some of these software. Of course, I will not miss the opportunity to tease other nerds, geeks and, "reproducible" research. 


Short Bio: İlker Birbil received his PhD degree from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA. He then worked for two years as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Netherlands. His research interests include large-scale optimization with particular emphasis on algorithm development. He is an associate editor of Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization (JIMO). He is also the cofounder of the website, where he writes mostly about his academic life in Turkey. Currently, he is working as a faculty member in Sabancı University, Istanbul, where he teaches various courses on mathematical programming.