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ISE Faculty Awarded Grant by Sustainable and Resilient Economy Program

A Sustainable and Resilient Economy (SRE) Seed Grant has recently been awarded on Energy and Water Infrastructure Planning Under Extreme Events. This collaborative grant is together with Principal Investigator Dr. Guzin Bayraksan, Dr. Antonio Conejo and Dr. Ramteen Sioshansi (ISE) and two colleagues from the Glenn College of Public affairs, Dr. Noah Dormady and Dr. Robert Glenblum. The project will study design and operation of energy and water infrastructures under disasters by using a novel integrated approach to infrastructure planning and utilizing both operations research and behavioral/experimental approaches. The project will support a student and create a proof of concept that will enable federally funded grant proposals.

G├╝zin Bayraksan is an associate professor in the Integrated Systems Engineering Department at the Ohio State University. Prior to joining OSU, she was a member of the Systems and Industrial Engineering Department and the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Applied Mathematics at the University of Arizona. She received her Ph.D. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Bosphorus (Bogazici) University in Istanbul, Turkey. Her research interests are in stochastic optimization, particularly Monte Carlo sampling-based and data-driven methods for stochastic programming with applications in water resources management. She is the recipient of 2012 NSF CAREER award, 2012 Five Star Faculty Award (UA), and the 2008 INFORMS best case study award. She served as an elected member (2010-2016) and treasurer (2013-2016) of the Committee on Stochastic Programming (COSP) and is currently serving as past-president of the INFORMS Forum on Women in Operations Research and Management Science (WORMS) and on the editorial board of IIE Transactions.

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