Mustafa  Akan

Associate Professor of Operations Management

PHONE

412-268-8403

OFFICE

POS - Posner Hall - Room 381C

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Operations Management

EDUCATION

Northwestern University - Ph D (Managerial Economics and Strategy) - 2008
Bilkent University - BS (Industrial Engineering) - 2004

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Revenue Management, Health Care Management, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management

BIOGRAPHY

Mustafa Akan is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Akan's research involves revenue management, the economics of health care management, and manufacturing and service operations management. He collaborated with Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange (PAE). Prof. Akan's thesis received the Best Dissertation Award of the Aviation Applications Section of INFORMS in 2008. He is the co-recipient of the 2009 INFORMS Best Paper in Service Science and POMS 2012 Healthcare Best Paper awards.

PUBLICATIONS

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WORKING PAPERS

  • Child adoption: A theory of dynamic matching

    (author(s): Mustafa Akan, Onur Kesten, V. Slaugh, U. Unver)

  • Designing, Scheduling, and Pricing Differentiated Services under Quality-Speed Tradeoffs

    (author(s): S Doroudi, Mustafa Akan, M Harchol-Balter, P Afeche)

  • A Novel Aggregation Method for Large Scale Assemble-to-Order Systems

    (author(s): Emre Nadar, Alp Akcay, Mustafa Akan, Alan Scheller-Wolf)

  • Imaging Room and Beyond: The Underlying Economics Behind Physicians’ Test Ordering Behavior in Outpatient Services

    (author(s): T Dai, Mustafa Akan, S Tayur) Manufacturing & Service Operations Management

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AWARDS AND HONORS

  • College of Healthcare Operations Management, POMS - Best Paper Award (2012)
  • Carnegie Mellon University - Berkman Faculty Development Grant (2010)
  • Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon - Xerox Jr Faculty Chair (2009)
  • INFORMS - Best Paper Award of the Services Science Section (2009)
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UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Undergraduate Curriculum Review Committee, Committee Member, To review the curricula of the Tepper Undergraduate Programs (both economics and business administration). To determine any curricular changes in the programs necessary to provide higher quality, more effective programs., (2013 - )
  • OMM Faculty Seminars, Organizer, (2012 - )
  • The William W. Cooper Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee, Committee Member, (2013 - 2013)
  • Tepper PhD Committee, Committee Member, Operations Management and Manufacturing, Oversight of PhD activities, Coordinating admissions and evaluations, Organizing summer paper presentations, , (2009 - 2011)
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PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Gerald McGinnis Cardiovascular Institute, AGH, Task Force Member, Courtesy Appointment, (2009 - 2010)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Member, American College of Cardiology (ACC) (2012 -)
  • Committee Member, POMS College of Supply Chain Management , Best Student Paper Competition (2011 - 2012)
  • Committee Member, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society, Student Paper Competition (2009 - 2011)
  • Track Organizer, Aviation Applications Track, INFORMS Annual Meeting (November 2008 - October 2009)

COURSES TAUGHT

  • OPERATIONS MGMT (70371)
    2014 Section: A, A
  • QUALTY MGMT PRDCVTY (70474)
    2014 Section: A, A
  • SERVICE OPER MGMT (70476)
    2014 Section: A
  • POM Seminar in Revenue Management (47763)
    2013 Mini 3 Section: A
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