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Bayram Yildirim

Ph. D., University of Florida

Phone: (316) 978-3426
Fax: (316) 978-3742

Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
1845 N Fairmount, Wichita, KS, 67260-0035

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Research Areas:

Sustainable Engineering, Energy Efficient Scheduling, Generation Expansion Planning, Operations Research, MultiCriteria Decision Making, Modeling and Optimization of Production and Service Systems, Pricing, and Supply Chain Management.

Journal Papers:

  1. Sener, A.*, Barut, M., Avcilar, M., Oztekin, A. and Yildirim, M.B., “The Role of Information Usage in a Retail Supply Chain: A Causal Data Mining and Analytical Modeling Approach,” Submitted to Journal of Business Research, Accepted January 3, 2019
  2. Al Rubaiee, S.* and Yildirim, M. B., “An Energy-Aware Multiobjective Ant Colony Algorithm to Minimize Total Completion Time and Energy Cost on a Preemptive Single-Machine,” submitted to Computers & Industrial Engineering, Accepted for publication on December 6, 2018
  3. Cinar, S.*, Al Rubaei, S.* and Yildirim, M. B., “Asset Management Strategies for Wind Turbines: Keeping or Retrofitting Existing Wind Turbines?,” accepted for publication in International Journal of Operations Research,  June 18,  2018
  4. Al Rubaiee, S.*, Cinar, S.* and Yildirim, M. B.,  “An Energy-Aware Multiobjective Optimization Framework to Minimize Total Tardiness and Energy Cost on a Non-Preemptive Single-Machine,” Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management,  5/31/2018
  5. Topuz, K.*, Zengul, F.,  Dag, A.,  Almehmi, A., and Yildirim, M. B.,  “Predicting Graft Survival among Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Bayesian Decision Support Model,” Decision Support Systems, Accepted for Publication, December 2017
  6. Topuz, K.*, Uner, H. Oztekin, A. and Yildirim, M. B., “Predicting Pediatrics Clinic No-Shows: A Decision Analytic Framework Using Elastic Net and Bayesian Belief Network,” Accepted for publication, Annals of Operations Research, Accepted for publication, March 2017
  7. Ghazi-Nezami, F., Yildirim, M. B. and Crema, G. G.*,  2016, “Comparing Three Instructional Modes for an Engineering Economy Course,” Journal Of Online Engineering Education, Vol. 7, No. 2, Article 1
  8. Ceciliano Meza, J., Lopez, J. A., Gomez, R. N., Moya, I. G., Perez, R. N., Martinez, F. P., ruiz, C. T., Sanches, A. S., Yildirim, M. B., 2015, “Power System Operator in Mexico Reveals Millions in Savings by Updating Its Short-Term Thermal Unit Commitment Model,” Interfaces, 2016.
  9. Barut, M., Yildirim, M. B. and Sridharan, V., 2015, “Effectiveness of Capacity Rationing Heuristics in Make to Order Environment,” Int. J. of Advanced Operations Management, Volume 7, Issue 2, DOI:, Accepted July 2015.
  10. Mirzaei,S., Krishnan, K. and Yildirim, M. B., 2015, “Energy-Efficient Location-Routing Problem with Time Windows with Dynamic Demand,” Industrial and Systems Engineering Review, Vol 3, No 1, January 2015.
  11. Soltani, S. A., Esmaeili, M. A.*, Twomey, J., Overcash, M., and Yildirim, M.B., 2014, “Patient-Care and Downstream Energy Improvements for Hemodialysis Servics: Report of two Cases,”  Journal of Industrial Ecology, Volume 19, Issue 3, pages 504–513, June 2015.
  12. Yildirim, M.B. and Nezami, F.G.*, 2014, “Integrated Maintenance and Production Planning with Energy Consumption and Minimal Repair,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol 73, No:1-4, April 2014.
  13. Uner, H., Nezami, F.G.*, Yildirim, M. B., Dong, F., Wellner, J. and Bradham, D., 2013, “Visit Length in Pediatric Primary Care: Lessons from a Pilot Study,” Journal of Medical Practice Management, Volume: 28, No: 6, pp. 363-372.
  14. Nezami, F.G.* and Yildirim, M.B., 2013, “A Sustainability Approach for Selecting Maintenance Strategy,” International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, doi 10.1080/19397038.2013.765928
  15. Keskinturk, T.*, Yildirim, M. B. and Barut, M., 2012, “A Modified Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm for Load Balancing in Parallel Machines with Setups,” Computers and Operations Research, Vol 39, 6, pp. 1225-1235
  16. Yildirim, M. B. and Mouzon, G. C.*, 2011, “Single Machine Sustainable Production Planning to Minimize Total Energy Consumption and Total Completion Time using a Multiple Objective Genetic Algorithm,” IEEE Transactions On Engineering Management, (99), pp. 1 –13, ISSN 0018-9391. doi: 10.1109/TEM.2011.2171055.
  17. Khan, W.S.*, Asmatulu, R. and Yildirim, M.B., 2011, “Acoustical Properties of Electrospun Fibers for Aircraft Interior Noise Reduction,” Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 376–382
  18. Yildirim, M.B., Nezami, F.G.*, Masud, A.S.M. and Ceciliano Meza, J. L., 2011, “A Fuzzy Multicriteria Generation Expansion Planning Model, International Journal of Multi-criteria Decision Making,” Vol 1, Number 2, pp. 133-154
  19. Asmatulu, R., Khan, W.*, Nguyen, K.D.*, and Yildirim, M.B., 2010, “Synthesizing Magnetic Nanocomposite Fibers for Undergraduate Nanotechnology Laboratory,” International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 38/3, pp. 196-203
  20. Ceciliano Meza, J. L.*, Yildirim, M. B. and Masud, A. S. M., 2009, “A Multiobjective Evolutionary Programming Algorithm and its Applications to Power Generation Expansion Planning,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans, Vol.39, No. 5, 1086-1096 
  21. Mouzon, G.* and Yildirim, M. B., 2008, “A Framework to Minimize Total Energy Consumption and Total Tardiness on a Single Machine,” International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, Vol. 1, No:2, pp. 105-116.
  22. Helvaci, A. E. *, Cetinkaya, C. and Yildirim, M. B., 2008, “Using Rerouting to Improve Aggregate Based Resource Allocation,” Journal of Networks. Vol. 3, No. 6, pp 1-12.
  23. Duman, E., Yildirim, M. B. and Alkaya, A. F.[1], 2008, “Scheduling Continuous Aluminum Casting Lines,” International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 46, No: 20 pp. 5701-5718
  24. Cetinkaya, C. and Yildirim, M. B., 2008, “A Short-term Fair MAC Protocol for Wireless LANs,” AdHoc Networks, 6 (6): 860-877
  25. Mouzon, G.*, Yildirim, M. B. and Twomey, J., 2007, “Operational Methods for Minimization of Energy Consumption of Manufacturing Equipment,” International Journal of Production Research, Volume 45, Issue 18, pp. 4247 – 4271 
  26. Ceciliano Meza, J. L.*, Yildirim, M. B. and Masud, A. S. M., 2007, “A Model for the Multi-Period Multi-Objective Power Generation Expansion Problem,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp. 871- 878 
  27. Yildirim, M. B., Duman, E., Krishnan, K. and Senniappan. K.*, 2007, “Parallel Machine Scheduling with Load Balancing and Sequence Dependent Setups,” International Journal of Operations Research, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 42-49
  28. Yildirim, M. B., Duman, E., Duman, D. and Cetinkaya, C., 2007, “Allocation of Component Types to Machines in the Automated Assembly of Printed Circuit Boards,” Journal of Computers, Vol. 2, No. 7, pp. 11-19.
  29. Barut, M., Yildirim, M. B. and Kilic, K., 2006, “Designing a Global Multi-Disciplinary Classroom: A Learning Experience in Supply Chain Logistics Management,” International Journal of Engineering Education, Volume 22, No 5, pp. 1105-1114 
  30. Yildirim, M. B., Cakar, T., Doguc, U.* and Ceciliano Meza. J. C.*, 2006, “Machine Number, Priority Rule, and Due Date Determination in Flexible Manufacturing Systems Using Artificial Neural Networks,” Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 50, 1, pp. 185- 194 
  31. Yildirim, M. B., Duman, E. and Duman, D., 2006,  “Dispatching Rules for Allocation of Component Types to Machines in the Automated Assembly of Printed Circuit Boards,” Proceedings of ISCIS'06: The 21st International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey  which is published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 4263, pp. 55-64
  32. Duman E. and Yildirim, M. B., 2005, “Workload Balancing in Printed Circuit Board Assembly Shops,” Dogus University Journal, Vol. 6, 1, pp. 67-78
  33. Yildirim, M. B. and Hearn, D. W., 2005, “A First Best Toll Pricing Framework for Variable Demand Traffic Assignment Problems,” Transportation Research-B, Vol. 39, pp. 659-678
  34. Cakar, T., Yildirim, M. B. and Barut, M., 2005, “Neuro-Genetic Approach to Design and Planning of Manufacturing Cell,” International Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Vol. 16, No. 4-5, pp. 453-462 
  35. Akturk, S. and Yildirim, M. B., 1998 “A New Lower Bounding Scheme for the Total Weighted Tardiness Problem,” Computers and Operations Research, 25 (4), pp. 265–278
  36. Akturk, S. and Yildirim, M. B., 1999, “A New Dominance Rule for the Total Weighted Tardiness Problem,” Production Planning & Control, 10 (2), pp. 138–149
  37. Aksen, D., Aksu, M. Altinel, K. and Yildirim, M. B., 1995, “Scheduling Traffic Lights in a Capacitated Junction,” Turkish Industrial Engineering Journal, pp. 3-16

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