Banu Lokman is an assistant professor of the Industrial Engineering (IE) Department of Middle East Technical University (METU).

After she graduated from Ankara Science High School, she received her BS degree from the IE Department of METU in 2005. She completed a minor programme in Mathematics at the same university in addition to her major degree in IE. During 2005-2006, she worked for the Microelectronics, Guidance and Electro-Optics Division of ASELSAN as a planning engineer. She was a research assistant in the IE Department of METU from 2006 to 2011.  From March 2010 to June 2010, she was supported by Helsinki School of Economics of Aalto University and worked as a visiting researcher, on leave from METU. She received graduate study scholarship from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) during 2006-2011. She received her MS degree in 2007 and her PhD degree in 2011 from the IE department of METU with her studies on multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) supervised by Professor Murat Köksalan.  She joined TED University in 2012. From May 2012 to June 2013, she worked as a visiting researcher in School of Business of Aalto University, on leave from TED University. She has been a member of the faculty in IE Department of METU since September, 2014. She also serves as the secretary of the MCDM Society.

She published in scholarly journals and gave talks in international conferences. Her current research interests are under the umbrella of MCDM, in areas such as combinatorial optimization, evolutionary algorithms, and applications. Banu Lokman is married and has a son.

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, 2011

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Dissertation Title: Converging Preferred Regions in Multi-objective Combinatorial Optimization Problems

Advisor: Murat Köksalan


 

M.S. in Industrial Engineering, 2007

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Thesis Title: Approaches for Multi-objective Combinatorial Optimization Problems

Advisor: Murat Köksalan


 

B.S. in Industrial Engineering, 2005

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Minor Programme: Department of Mathematics