Faculty Member, PhD

İrem Otay

+90 212 311 7986

Santralistanbul / E3 219


  • 2018-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, College of Engineering, University of California Davis (UC Davis)
  • 2015, PhD., Management Engineering, İstanbul Technical University
  • 2009, MBA, Bahçeşehir University
  • 2006, BS., Industrial Engineering, Yildiz Technical University


  • IE343 Quality Control and Management
  • IE483 Inventory Management and Control
  • IE100 Introduction to Industrial Engineering
  • IE352 System Thinking

Areas of Interest

  • Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Making
  • Fuzzy Multi-Objective Mathematical Programming 
  • Supply Chain, Reverse Logistics 
  • Humanitarian Logistics

Rewards and Achievements

Best Paper Award:

Cevik Onar, S., Oztayşi, B., Kahraman, C., Otay, I. "Engineering economic analysis of solar energy investments using Spherical fuzzy sets", The 14th International FLINS Conference on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, August 18-21, 2020 Cologne-Germany.

Other Information

Funded Research Projects:

09.2015-03.2017 - An Integrated System Design for Improving Reverse Logistics Processes of Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Funded by TUBITAK 1005 National New Ideas and Products Research Support Program, Researcher.

10.2017-02.2020 - Development of Incentive Programs to Foster Sustainable Freight Operations and the Use of Zero and Near-Zero Emission Vehicles in Last-Mile Distribution. Funded by the U.S. DOT and the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST), Senior Researcher from 2018 to 2020.

Organizing Committee Member:

  • The 6th Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems (INFUS) Conference, Istanbul Technical University, 16th-18th July 2024, Çanakkale.
  • The 5th Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems (INFUS) Conference, Istanbul Technical University, 22nd-24th August, 2023, Istanbul.
  • The 4th Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems (INFUS) Conference, Istanbul Technical University, 19th-21st July, 2022, Izmir.
  • The 3rd Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems (INFUS) Conference, Istanbul Technical University, 24th-26th August, 2021
  • The 2nd Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems (INFUS) Conference, Istanbul Technical University, 21st-23rd July , 2020
  • The 16th Symposium on Production Research, Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Management, Istanbul, 12th -14th October, 2016.
  • The 1st Project Management Conference with International Participation (UKPYK), Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Management, Istanbul, 19th - 20th September, 2014.

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