Dr. Özgür Araz joined the College of Business from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at The University of Texas at Austin, where he also taught Operations Management as a lecturer in the McCombs School of Business.
His research interests include systems simulation and modeling, business analytics, healthcare operations management and public health policy. His research had been supported by NIH, VA hospitals, HDR Company, Boys Town, Nebraska Medicine and University of Nebraska.
Araz’s published research appeared in peer review journals including Production and Operations Management, Annals of Operations Research, Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Production Economics, IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, in addition to high impact medical and health care journals such as Emerging Infectious Diseases, Obesity, Medical Care, American Journal of Emergency Medicine, among many others. He is a member of INFORMS, POMS (Production and Operations Management Society), Decision Sciences Institute, System Dynamics Society and HIMSS (Healthcare Information Management Systems Society). He is an editorial advisory board member of the Transportation Research Part -E and also serves as guest editor and associate editor for Decision Sciences journal.