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 Associate Professor of Operations Management at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. His thesis received the Best Dissertation Award of the Aviation Applications Section of INFORMS in 2008. He held the Xerox Faculty Chair in 2009 and served as the Operations Management and Manufacturing Ph. D. program coordinator in 2009-2011. He is the co-recipient of the 2009 INFORMS Best Paper in Service Science, POMS 2012 Healthcare Best Paper awards, and the 2013 Lave-Weil Prize. Dr. Akan won the Gerald L. Thompson Teaching Award in 2014 at Carnegie Mellon University. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2014. His research interests include pricing and revenue management, mechanism design, liver allocation, matching markets, stochastic modeling, queueing theory, manufacturing and service operations management, and healthcare delivery systems.

PUBLICATIONS

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WORKING PAPERS

  • Improving Child Welfare Outcomes via Market Design
    More Fair By Design: Economic Design Responses To Inequality

    (author(s): Onur Kesten, Mustafa Akan) Oxford University Press

  • When Are Agents Partners?

    (author(s): Mustafa Akan, J Poblete)

  • Budget Procedures for NPO Funding

    (author(s): Mustafa Akan, S Boranbay) Production and Operations Management

  • Better Intermediation in Two-Sided Markets

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AWARDS AND HONORS

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) - CAREER Award (2014)
  • Carnegie Mellon University - Gerald L. Thompson Teaching Award (2014)
  • Tepper School of Business - Lave-Weil Prize (2013)
  • College of Healthcare Operations Management, POMS - Best Paper Award (2012)
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UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Undergraduate Business Operations Management Concentration, Faculty Advisor (2015 - )
  • Undergraduate Business Academic Actions Committee (BAAAC), Committee Member (2015 - )
  • Undergraduate Business Administration Educational Affairs Committee (BAEAC), Committee Member (2015 - )
  • Undergraduate Business Program - Consulting Club, Faculty Advisor (2013 - )
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PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Pennsylvania’s Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN), Contributed lectures and algorithms on game theory and matchings to help with optimal adoption placement., Advising, research partnership (2010 - )
  • 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)
    2017 Section: W
    2014 Section: A, A
  • SUPPLY CHAIN MGMT (70471)
    2017 Section: W
  • Operations Management (70371)
    2016 Section: A, B
  • Optimization (45860)
    2016 Mini 1 Section: E
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