Esma S. Gel is Cynthia Hardin Milligan Chair of Business and Professor at the Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Gel was a faculty member of Industrial Engineering at Arizona State University between 2000-2022.
Prof. Gel’s research focuses on the use of stochastic modeling and control techniques for the design, control and management of operations in various settings, with emphasis on manufacturing and service systems, business and logistics processes, health care systems and pandemic operations and reource management. Her work has been published in leading journals of her field as well as medical journals such as the British Medical Journal. Her work has been supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health (current R01 project) and National Science Foundation as well as her industrial partners (e.g., Intel, Mayo Clinic).
Prof. Gel holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Turkey, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University, obtained in 1995 and 1999, respectively.