Gürsel Süer, Ph. D.
Gürsel Süer is a professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Ohio University. He has obtained his B.S. in Industrial Engineering and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Wichita State University.
Currently, he serves as the manufacturing area editor of the Computers and Industrial Engineering Journal and is a member of the International Foundation for Production Research. He has co-chaired two Computers and Industrial Engineering conferences (1997-Puerto Rico, 2005-Istanbul). He also initiated group technology/cellular manufacturing conferences, which were held in 2000 in Puerto Rico, 2003 in Ohio, 2006 in the Netherlands, and 2009 in Japan. He has consulted various companies and carried out several funded projects.
Most of his research has been motivated by his experiences and observations in industrial settings. His main interests are applied scheduling, manufacturing system design, supply chain, vehicle routing, logistics, decision making, genetic algorithms and hybrid systems, applied optimization, intelligent systems with human component, and modeling competitive business strategies. He has offered workshops in intelligent manufacturing and logistics in various international conferences and gave keynote speeches. He has edited six conference proceedings and three special issues with different journals. He has published about 120 papers in journals, edited books, conference proceedings, and made more than 110 technical presentations.