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  • TRIPOD project in the news Link

  • Talk at Research Speed Dating Day, March 10, 2017 Link

  • EPFL, Conference on Transportation Systems Link

  • New Book Chapter Link

  • New project awarded Link

  • Paper published online in Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies Link

  • MIT - News in Brief
    Innovative public transportation system research by Moshe Ben-Akiva

  • MIT - Postdoc seminar
    Featured Postdoc (Seminar speaker): Dr. Bilge Atasoy

  • Education

    PhD. in Operations Research / Transportation (2009-2013) TRANSP-OR , EPFL , Switzerland
    Integrated supply-demand models for the optimization of flexible transportation systems
    Supervisors: Prof. Michel Bierlaire, Dr. Matteo Salani
    Committee members: Prof. Cynthia Barnhart , Prof. François Soumis , Prof. François Maréchal , Prof. Philippe Thalmann (president)

    BSc. (2002-2007) and MSc. (2007-2009) in Bogazici University Industrial Engineering , Istanbul, TURKEY
    MSc. Thesis: A deterministic demand inventory model with advance supply information
    Supervisor: Prof. Refik Gullu

    Visiting PhD. student (February 2013 - March 2013) in Operations Research / Transportation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Supervisor: Prof. Cynthia Barnhart

    Awards and Distinctions

    Best Ph.D. Thesis Award - Swiss Operations Research Society (SVOR/ASRO) prize for an outstanding theoretical or applied Ph.D. Thesis in the field of Operations Research among the theses finalized between 2012-2014.

    Best Poster Runner Up Award at the 26th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society held at Athens, Greece on 20 - 24 July, 2008.

    Graduated with high honor M.Sc. (3.92/4.00) and B.Sc. (3.71/4.00) degrees.

    Scholarship from TUBITAK (The scientific and technological research council of Turkey) during Master studies.

    Scholarship from Bogazici University during bachelor studies.

    Ranked 5th in the national university entrance exam in Turkey among 1.5 million participants.

    Research activities at MIT (research prior to MIT is listed below)

    Research projects

    Accepted / Published Journal Papers

    Atasoy, B. , Ikeda, T., Song, X. and Ben-Akiva, M. E. (2015) The Concept and Impact Analysis of a Flexible Mobility on Demand System. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies , 56, 373-392.

    Atasoy, B. , Ikeda, T. and Ben-Akiva, M. E. (2015) Optimizing a Flexible Mobility on Demand System. Transportation Research Record (TRR) , No. 2536, 76-85.

    Book Chapters

    Atasoy, B. , Ikeda, T. and Ben-Akiva, M. E. (2016), An Innovative Concept for Paratransit: Flexible Mobility on Demand, in Corinne Mulley , John D. Nelson (ed.) Paratransit: Shaping the Flexible Transport Future (Transport and Sustainability, Volume 8) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.357 - 375

    Submitted Papers / Papers Under Review

    Becker, F., Danaf, M., Song, X., Atasoy, B. , and Ben-Akiva, M.E. (2017). Bayesian estimator of logit mixture models with inter- and intra-consumer heterogeneity. submitted to Transportation Research Part B: Methodological

    Danaf, M., Becker, F., Song, X., Atasoy, B. , and Ben-Akiva, M.E. (2017). Personalized recommendations using discrete choice models with inter-and intra-consumer heterogeneity. submitted to Journal of Choice Modeling

    Gupta, S., Seshadri, R., Atasoy, B. , Prakash, A. A., Pereira, F., Tan, G. and Ben-Akiva, M.E. Real-Time Predictive Control Strategy Optimization submitted to IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Transactions

    Working Papers

    Song, X., Becker, F., Danaf, M., Atasoy, B. and Ben-Akiva, M. Enhancement of Hierarchical Bayes Procedure for Logit Mixture, working paper, to be submitted to Marketing Letters

    Atasoy, B. , Sharif Azadeh, S., Maknoon, Y., Bierlaire, M. and Ben-Akiva, M. E. A choice-based integrated assortment optimization and dynamic pricing for a Flexible Mobility on Demand system. working paper, to be submitted to Transportation Science

    Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

    Danaf, M., Becker, F., Song, X., Atasoy, B. ß and Ben-Akiva, M. E. (2017) Personalized Recommendations using Discrete Choice Models with Inter-and Intra-Consumer Heterogeneity. International Choice Modeling Conference (ICMC) 2017

    Song, X., Atasoy, B. and Ben-Akiva, M. E. Smart Mobility through Personalized Menu Optimization. Accepted for presentation at the TRB 96th Annual Meeting.

    Sharif Azadeh, S., Atasoy, B. , Ben-Akiva, M. E. and Bierlaire, M. (2016) A choice-based integrated assortment optimization and dynamic pricing for a flexible mobility on demand system. Proceedings of 9th Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis (TRISTAN) June 13-17, 2016.

    Wang, S., Atasoy, B. and Ben-Akiva, M. E. (2016) Real-time Toll Optimization based on Predicted Traffic Conditions. TRB 95th Annual Meeting.

    Gupta, S., Seshadri, R., Atasoy, B. , Pereira, F., Wang, S., Vu, V.-A., Tan, G., Dong, W., Lu, Y., Antoniou, C. and Ben-Akiva, M. E. (2016) Real-time Optimization of Network Control Strategies in DynaMIT2.0. TRB 95th Annual Meeting.

    Atasoy, B. , Ikeda, T. and Ben-Akiva, M. E. (2015) Optimized Travel Menus with a Flexible Mobility on Demand System. Accepted for presentation at CASPT 2015 , Rotterdam, The Netherlands, July 19-23, 2015

    Atasoy, B. , Ikeda, T. and Ben-Akiva, M. E. (2015) Optimizing a Flexible Mobility on Demand System. Presented at TRB Annual Meeting , Washington, D.C., January 11-15, 2015

    Atasoy, B. , Cox, N. C., Ikeda, T. and Ben-Akiva, M. E. (2014) Optimized Travel Options with a Flexible Mobility on Demand System. Presented at Shaping the New Future of Paratransit: An International Conference on Demand Responsive Transit , Monterey, California, October 29-31, 2014 pdf

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    Atasoy, B. , Ikeda, T. and Ben-Akiva, M. E. (2014) Optimizing the Menu of Travel Options for a Flexible Mobility on Demand System. Presented at INFORMS Annual Meeting , San Francisco, California, November 09-12, 2014 pdf

    Other Presentations

    Talk at Research Speed Dating Day, March 10, 2017 Link

    EPFL, Conference on Transportation Systems Link

    Atasoy, B. , Ikeda, T. and Ben-Akiva, M. E. (2015) Optimizing a Flexible mobility on demand. Presentation at Postdoc Seminar Series, MIT, Feb 11, 2015 link

    Atasoy, B. , Ikeda, T. and Ben-Akiva, M. E. (2014) Flexible mobility on demand (FMOD). Poster presentation at 2nd Annual Postdocs Share Their Science Event , MIT, May 12, 2014 pdf

    Research activities at EPFL - TRANSP-OR

    Papers in international journals
    Papers in conference proceedings
    Technical reports
    External seminars
    Research projects
    Reviewing

    Teaching activities at MIT

    Teaching fellow for 1.202 Demand Modeling (taught by Prof. M. E. Ben-Akiva) - Overall rating from students 5.9/7.0 in Spring 2014, 6.6/7/0 in Spring 2015 and 6.8/7/0 in Spring 2016

    Instructor for 1.202 Demand Modeling for Spring 2017 with a rating of 4.7/7 from students

    Guest lecturer for 1.200 Transportation Systems Analysis: Performance and Optimization (taught by Prof. A. Odoni and Prof. C. Osorio) - Fall 2014 - Gave lecture on Network Flow Models and Variations - Overall rating from students 6.0/7.0

    Computer lab leader and instructor for the short course Discrete Choice Analysis: Predicting Demand and Market Shares (taught by Prof. M. E. Ben-Akiva) - June 16-20, 2014 & June 15-19, 2015 & June 06-10, 2016 & June 12-16, 2017

    Teaching activities at EPFL - TRANSP-OR

    Courses

    Supervised projects

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