Mehmet Ayvaci

Assistant Professor - Management
mehmet.ayvaci@utdallas.edu
972-883-4747
SOM3202
Tags: Information Systems

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Wisconsin at Madison - 2012
M.S. - Management Science & Engineering
Stanford University - 2005
B.S. - Industrial Engineering
Texas A&M University - 2003

Research Areas

Research Interests
  • Clinical Decision Making
  • Healthcare Information Systems
  • Healthcare Analytics
  • Markov Decision
  • Processes
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Therapeutic Optimization
  • Machine Learning
  • Bayesian Networks

Publications

"Predicting Invasive Breast Cancer versus DCIS in Dierent Age Groups" Ayvaci MUS, Alagoz O, Chhatwal J, del Rio AM, Sickles E, Nassif H, Kerlikowske K, Burnside ES under review at International Journal of Breast Cancer. under review - Publication
"Optimally Solving Markov Decision Processes with Total Expected Discounted Reward Function: Linear Programming Revisited" Alagoz O, Ayvaci MUS, Linderoth J T to be submitted. forthcoming - Publication
"Mutual Information Analysis Determines Most Informative Mammographic Features in Diagnosis of Breast Cancer" Wu Y, Vanness DJ, Alagoz O, Ayvaci MUS, Woods R, Burnside ES submitted to Journal of Digital Imaging forthcoming - Publication
"Cost-eectiveness of adjuvant FOLFOX and LV5FU2 chemotherapy for patients with stage II colon cancer" Ayvaci MUS, Shi J, Alagoz O, Lubner S Medical Decision Making, 2013, doi:10.1177/0272989X12470755. (Online First) 2013 - Publication
"Cost-eectiveness of adjuvant FOLFOX and LV5FU2 chemotherapy for patients with stage II colon cancer" Ayvaci MUS, Shi J, Alagoz O, Lubner S Medical Decision Making, 2013, doi:10.1177/0272989X12470755. (Online First) 2013 - Publication
"Cost-eectiveness of adjuvant FOLFOX and LV5FU2 chemotherapy for patients with stage II colon cancer" Ayvaci MUS, Shi J, Alagoz O, Lubner S in press Medical Decision Making, 2012. 2012 - Publication
"Uniformization in Markov Decision Processes" Alagoz O, Ayvaci MUS Encyclopedia for Operations Research and Management Science edited by James J. Cochran, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2011. (Book chapter) 2012 - Publication
"The Eect of Budgetary Restrictions on Breast Cancer Diagnostic Decisions" Ayvaci MUS, Alagoz O, Burnside ES Articles In Advance (in press) M&SOM : Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2012. 2012 - Publication
"Uncovering Age-Specic Invasive and DCIS Breast Cancer Rules Using Inductive Logic Programming" Nassif H, Page D, Ayvaci MUS, Shavlik J, and Burnside E S 1st ACM International Health Informatics Symposium (IHI'10), Arlington, VA, pp. 76-82, 2010.(Refereed conference paper ) 2010 - Publication
"Computer Aided Diagnostic Models in Breast Cancer Screening" Ayer T, Ayvaci MUS, Liu ZX, Alagoz O, Burnside ES Imaging in Medicine, 2(3) p. 313-23, 2010. 2010 - Publication

Additional Information

Honors and Awards
  • Awarded with the Best Student Paper Award given by the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS 2012
  • Awarded with Honorable Mention in Doing Good with Good OR Competition at INFORMS 2012
  • Awarded with a scholarship from the Richard S. and Harriet K. Fein Scholarship Fund through University of Wisconsin Foundation 2011
  • Won the 3rd Place in Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) Practice Prize Competition for the project titled Pulling It All Together: Asset Lifecycle Management" 2008
  • Awarded with University Graduate Fellowship (UGF) 2007-2008 E.D. McPhee Fellowship 2005-2007
  • Graduate Entrance Scholarship, Research Assistantship and PhD Tuition Award by Sauder School of Business at UBC 2005-2009
  • Nominated to Earl Rudder Outstanding Senior IE award by Industrial Engineering Department and to Craig Brown Outstanding Senior Engineer Award by Dwight Look College of Engineering 2003
  • Texas A&M University International Week - TSA I-Week Director, awarded for accomplishments in five dierent categories 2003 and in one category 2002
  • Led the team of nine that won the 1st place in TREC (Texas Regional Engineering Conference) 2002
  • Awarded with Demonstration of Energy Ecient Development (DEED) research Scholarship 2002
  • Awarded with Full Study-Abroad Scholarship for Higher Education by Turkish Ministry of Education to cover all the expenses based on outstanding achievement in National University Entrance Examination
  • Awarded with Full Scholarship for undergraduate education including tuition, boarding, and monthly stipend at Bilkent University 1999-2000
  • Ranked 189th among 1.5 million attendees in the Nationwide University Entrance Exam Turkey 1999