Oguzhan Alagoz

Associate Professor

3242 Mechanical Engineering Building
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 890-0399
Fax: (608) 262-8454
alagoz@engr.wisc.edu


Education

  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 1997.
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2000.
  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004.

Education

  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 1997.
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2000.
  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004.

Research Interests

operations research, stochastic optimization, medical decision making, completely and partially observable Markov decision processes, simulation, scheduling, health-care applications, health-technology assessment

Awards, Honors and Societies

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2009
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Outstanding Young IE in Education Award, 2011
  • INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) best paper competition, 2nd place, 2008
  • INFORMS George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention, 2005
  • INFORMS Service Science Section Best Paper Award, 2009
  • Granted full financial support for the B.S. program of the Industrial Engineering Department of Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 1993-1997
  • Outstanding Research Assistant in the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh (2004)
  • Participant of the 2003 INFORMS Doctoral Colloquium, 2004 Institute for Industrial Engineers (IIE) Doctoral Colloquium, Young Researcher Roundtable, INFORMS Conference on O.R. Practice, 2006
  • Supervised research of Jagpreet Chhatwal who won the 2008 Best Student Paper Award of the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS, 2008 Best Student Paper Award of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society of INFORMS, and INFORMS 2007 Best Poster Award
  • Supervised Jagpreet Chhatwal\'s dissertation that received INFORMS George B. Dantzig Dissertation 2nd place Award, 2009
  • Supervised research of Turgay Ayer who won the 2009 Lee B. Lusted student prize of the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) Annual Meeting, 2011 Finalist for INFORMS Decision Analysis Society Student Paper Competition, winner of 2011 Doing Good with Good OR Student Competition, 2011 2nd best Student Paper Award of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society of INFORMS.
  • Supervised research of Mehmet Ayvaci who won the 2012 Best Student Paper Award of the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS, and honorable mention award in 2012 INFORMS Doing Good with Good OR Student Competition.
  • Paul Carbone Prize for Best Poster in Cancer Control during 2nd Annual UW Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center (UWCCC) Research Retreat in 2008
  • Blue Ribbon Abstract Award from Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Annual Conference in 2013
  • Associate Editor for Operations Research, IIE Transactions, Medical Decision Making , IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering

Publications

  1. O. Alagoz and M. Azizoglu (2003) “Rescheduling of Identical Parallel Machines under Machine Eligibility Constraints,” European Journal of Operational Research, 149(3), p. 523-532.
  2. O. Alagoz, L. M. Maillart, A. J. Schaefer and M. S. Roberts (2004), “The Optimal Timing of Living-Donor Liver Transplantation,” Management Science, 50(10), p.1420-1430.
  3. S. M. Shechter, C. L. Bryce, O. Alagoz, J. E. Kreke, J. E. Stahl, A. J. Schaefer, D. C. Angus and M. S. Roberts (2005), “A Clinically Based Discrete-Event Simulation of End-Stage Liver Disease and the Organ Allocation Process,” Medical Decision Making , 25(2), p. 199-209.
  4. M. Azizoglu and O. Alagoz (2005), “Parallel Machine Rescheduling with Machine Disruptions,” IIE Transactions, 37(12), p.1113-1118.
  5. O. Alagoz, C. L. Bryce, S.M. Shechter, A. J. Schaefer, C. C. Chang, D. C. Angus and M. S. Roberts (2005), “Incorporating Biological Natural History in Simulation Models: Empirical Estimates of the Progression of End-stage Liver Disease,” Medical Decision Making, 25(6), p. 620-632.
  6. O. Alagoz, L. M. Maillart, A. J. Schaefer and M. S. Roberts (2007), “Determining the Acceptance of Cadaveric Livers Using an Implicit Model of the Waiting List,” Operations Research, 55(1), p. 24-36.
  7. O. Alagoz, L. M. Maillart, A. J. Schaefer and M. S. Roberts (2007), “Choosing among Living-Donor and Cadaveric Livers,” Management Science, 53(11), p.1702-1715.
  8. B. Sandikci, L. M. Maillart, A. J. Schaefer, O. Alagoz, and M. S. Roberts (2008), “Estimating the Patient\'s Price of Privacy in Liver Transplantation,” Operations Research, 56(6), p.1393 -1410.
  9. O. Alagoz, B. A. Norman and A. E. Smith (2008), “Determining Aisle Structures for Facility Designs Using a Hierarchy of Algorithms,” IIE Transactions, 40(11), p.1019-1031.
  10. E. S. Burnside, J. Davis, J. Chhatwal*, O. Alagoz, M. J. Lindstrom, B. M. Geller, B. Littenberg, C. E. Kahn, K. A. Shaffer, and C. D. Page (2009), “Probabilistic Computer Model Developed from Clinical Data in the National Mammography Database Format to Classify Mammographic Findings,” Radiology , 251(3), p.663-672.
  11. J. Chhatwal*, O. Alagoz, M. J. Lindstrom, C. E. Kahn, K. A. Shaffer and E. S. Burnside (2009), “A Logistic Regression Model Based on the National Mammography Database Format to Aid Breast Cancer Diagnosis,” American Journal of Roentgenology , 192(4), p.1117-1127.
    • this paper was covered extensively in media (more than 70 websites and news sites as of April 9, 2009 including popular sites and newspapers such as news.yahoo.com, Los Angeles Mirror, United Press International [UPI], etc.), see for example

    http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2009/04/06/Model-helps-diagnose-breast-cancer/UPI-47521239063375/

  12. J. Zhuang, V. Bier, and O. Alagoz (2010), “Modeling Secrecy and Deception in a Multiple-period Attacker-Defender Signaling Game,” European Journal of Operational Research, 203(2), p.409-418.
  13. T. Ayer*, J. Chhatwal*, O. Alagoz, E.S. Burnside, and C.E. Kahn (2010), “Informatics in Radiology: Comparison of Logistic Regression and Artificial Neural Network Models in Breast Cancer Risk Estimation,” Radiographics, 30(1), p.13-22.
  14. T. Ayer*, O. Alagoz, J. Chhatwal*, J. Shavlik, E.S. Burnside, and C.E. Kahn (2010), “Breast Cancer Risk Estimation with Artificial Neural Networks Revisited: Discrimination and Calibration,” Cancer, 116(14), p.3310-3321.
    • winner of SMDM 2009 Lee B. Lusted Student Prize
  15. S. M. Shechter, O. Alagoz, and M. S. Roberts (2010), “Irreversible Treatment Decisions under Consideration of the Research and Development Pipeline for New Therapies,” IIE Transactions, 42(9), p.632-642.
  16. T. Ayer*, M. Ayvaci*, Z.X. Liu*, O. Alagoz, and E. S. Burnside (2010), \"Computer-aided diagnostic models in breast cancer screening,\" Imaging in Medicine, 2(3), p.313-323.
    • invited paper
  17. O. Alagoz, H. E. Hsu, M. S. Roberts, and A. J. Schaefer (2010), “Markov decision processes: A tool for sequential decision making under uncertainty,” Medical Decision Making, 30(4), p.474-483.
  18. J. Chhatwal*, O. Alagoz, and E. S. Burnside (2010), “Optimal Policies for Biopsy Decision-Making Based on Mammography Findings and Demographic Factors,” Operations Research, 58(6), p.1577-1591.
    • 2nd place award of 2008 INFORMS JFIG paper competition
    • winner of 2008 Best Student Paper Award of the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS
    • winner of 2008 Best Student Paper Award of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society of INFORMS
    • winner of INFORMS 2007 Annual Meeting Best Poster Award
  19. F. S. Erenay*, O. Alagoz, R. Banerjee, R. Cima (2011), “Estimating the Unknown Parameters of the Natural History of Metachronous Colorectal Cancer Using Discrete-Event Simulation,” Medical Decision Making, 31(4), p. 611-625.
  20. B.T. Denton, O. Alagoz, A. Holder, E. K. Lee (2011), \"Medical Decision Making: open research challenges,\" IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, 1(3), p.161-167.
  21. T. Ayer*, O. Alagoz, and N. K. Stout (2012), “A POMDP Approach to Personalize Mammography Screening Decisions,” Operations Research (In press), published online: 12 June 2012, doi:10.1287/opre.1110.1019.
    • winner of INFORMS 2009 Annual Meeting Best Poster Award
    • winner of INFORMS 2011 Doing Good with Good OR Student Competition,
    • finalist for INFORMS 2011 Decision Analysis Society Best Paper Competition
    • 2nd place award for 2011 INFORMS MSOM Best Student Paper Competition
  22. M. Ayvaci*, O. Alagoz, and E. S. Burnside (2012), “The Effect of Budgetary Restrictions on Breast Cancer Diagnostic Decisions,” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 14(4), p.600-617, published online: 13 April 2012, doi:10.1287/msom.1110.0371.
    • winner of 2012 Best Student Paper Award of the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS
    • finalist for INFORMS 2012 Doing Good with Good OR Student Competition
  23. N.T. van Ravesteyn, D.L. Miglioretti, N.K. Stout, S.J. lee, C.B. Schechter, D.S.M. Buist, H. Huang, E.A.M. Heijnsdijk, A. Trentham-Dietz, O. Alagoz, A.M. Near, K. Kerlikowske, H.D. Nelson, J.S. Mandelblatt, H.J. de Koning (2012),\" What level of risk tips the balance of benefits and harms to favor screening mammography starting at age 40?\" Annals of Internal Medicine , 156(9):609-17.
  24. M. Akan, O. Alagoz, B. Ata, F. S. Erenay*, and A. Said (2012) (names are in alphabetical order), “A Broader View of Designing the Liver Allocation System,” Operations Research, 60(4), p. 757-770, published online: August 2, 2012, DOI:10.1287/opre.1120.1064.
    • winner of 2009 Best Paper Award of the Service Science Section of INFORMS (sponsored by IBM)
  25. U. Siebert, O. Alagoz, A.M. Bayoumi, B. Jahn, D.K. Owens, D.J. Cohen, K.M. Kuntz (2012), \"State-Transition Modeling: A Report of the ISPOR-SMDM Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force-3,\" Medical Decision Making, 32(5), p. 690-700 and Value in Health, 15(6), p. 812-20.
    • invited paper
  26. M. Ayvaci*, J. Shi*, O. Alagoz, and S. Lubner (2012), \"Cost-Effectiveness of Adjuvant FOLFOX and 5FU2/LV Chemotherapy for Patients with Stage II Colon Cancer,\" Medical Decision Making (In Press), published online: 11 January 2013, DOI: 10.1177/0272989X12470755.
  27. E. S. Burnside, J. Chhatwal*, and O. Alagoz (2012), \"What is the Optimal Threshold at which to Recommend Breast Biopsy?\" Plos One , 7(11): e48820. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048820
  28. N. Batina*, A. Trentham-Dietz, R. Gangnon, B. Sprague, M. Rosenberg, N.K. Stout, D. Fryback, and O. Alagoz (2013), \"Variation in Tumor Natural History Contributes to Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Stage at Diagnosis,\" Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 138(2): 519-528, published online: February 2013, DOI: 10.1007/s10549-013-2435-z.
  29. Y. Wu*, O. Alagoz, M. Ayvaci*, A. M. del Rio, D. Vanness, R. Woods, E.S. Burnside (2013),\"A Comprehensive Methodology for Determining the Most Informative Mammographic Features,\" Journal of Digital Imaging (In Press), published online: 16 March 2013, DOI: 10.1007/s10278-013-9588-5.
  30. O. Alagoz, J. Chhatwal*, and E. S. Burnside (2013), \"Optimal Policies for Reducing Unnecessary Follow-up Mammography Exams in Breast Cancer Diagnosis,” Decision Analysis, 10(3), p.200-224.                                                                                                                                      -   This paper was selected by Opus Medicus for a short course to educate physicians and is currently being used as a Continuing Medical Education course in their website (https://www.opusmedicus.com)
  31. J. Shi*, O. Alagoz,F. S. Erenay*, Q. Su (2014),\"A Survey of Optimization Models on Cancer Chemotherapy Treatment Planning,\" Annals of Operations Research, 221(1), p. 331-356, published online: 31 March 2011, DOI: 10. 1007/s10479-011-0869-4.
  32. F. S. Erenay*, O. Alagoz, and A. Said (2014), “Optimizing Colonoscopy Screening for Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Surveillance,” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 16(3), p.381-400                                                                          - winner of IIE 2009 Annual Meeting Best PhD Dissertation Scientific Poster Award
  33. S. Tunc*, O. Alagoz, E.B. Burnside (2014), “Opportunities for Operations Research in Medical Decision Making,” IEEE Intelligent Systems, 29(3), p. 59-62.
  34. -  invited paper
  35. N.K. Stout, S.J. Lee, C.B. Schechter, K. Kerlikowske, O. Alagoz, D. Berry, D.S.M. Buist, M. Cevik*, G. Chicholm, H.J. de Koning, H. Huang,  R.A. Hubbard, D.L. Miglioretti, M.F. Munsell, A. Trentham-Dietz, N.T. van Ravesteyn, A.N.A. Tosteson, J.S. Mandelblatt (2014), “Benefits, harms, and costs for breast cancer screening in the US following implementation of digital mammography,” Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 106(6): dju092, DOI: 10.1093/jnci/dju092.
  36. J. Codella*, N. Safdar, R. Heffernan, O. Alagoz (2014), \"An Agent-based Simulation Model for C. difficile Infection Control,\" Medical Decision Making (In press), published online August 11, 2014, DOI:10.1177/0272989X14545788.
  37. B.L. Sprague, N.K. Stout, C. Schechter, N.T. van Ravesteyn, M. Cevik*, O. Alagoz, C.I. Lee, J.J. van den Broek, D.L. Miglioretti, J.S. Mandelblatt, H.J. de Koning, K. Kerlikowske, C.D. Lehman, A.N. A. Tosteson (2014), “Potential impact of legislation mandating breast density notification: comparative effectiveness of supplemental ultrasound screening,” Annals of Internal Medicine (In press).
  38. W. Rogowski, K. Payne, P. Schnell-Inderst, A. Manca, U. Rochau, B. Jahn, O. Alagoz, R. Leidl, U. Siebert (2014), “Concepts of ‘personalization’ in personalized medicine: implications for economic evaluation,” Pharmacoeconomics (In press), published online September 24, 2014, DOI 10.1007/s40273-014-0211-5.
  39. M. Ayvaci*, O. Alagoz, J. Chhatwal*, A. Munoz del Rio, E.A. Sickles, H. Nassif, K. Kerlikowske, and E. S. Burnside (2014), “Predicting Invasive Breast Cancer versus DCIS in Different Age Groups,” BMC Cancer, 14 (584), pp.1-10, published online (open access) http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2407/14/584.
  40. D. Munoz, A.M. Near, N.T. van Ravesteyn, S.J. lee, C.B. Schechter, O. Alagoz, E. Burnside, D. Berry, Y. Chang, G. Chisholm, H.J. de Koning, M.A. Ergun*, E.A.M. Heijnsdijk, H. Huang, N.K. Stout, B. Sprague, A. Trentham-Dietz, J.S. Mandelblatt, S.K. Plevritis (2014), “Effects of Screening and Systemic Adjuvant Therapy on ER-Specific US Breast Cancer Mortality,” Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 106(11): dju289, DOI: 10.1093/jnci/dju289. 
  41. C.I. Lee, M. Cevik*, O. Alagoz, B.L. Sprague, A.N.A. Tosteson, D.L. Miglioretti, K. Kerlikowske, N.K. Stout, J.G. Jarvik, S.D. Ramsey, C.D. Lehman, (2014) “Cost-Effectiveness of Adjunct Digital Breast Tomosynthesis for Screening Women with Dense Breasts,” Radiology (In press), published online on October 28, 2014, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1148/radiol.14141237.                                                 - this paper was covered extensively in media, see for example TIME Magazine coverage at:       http://time.com/3543553/3d-mammograms-breast-cancer/
  42. T. Ayer*, O. Alagoz, N. K. Stout, and E.S. Burnside (2015), “Designing a New Breast Cancer Screening Program Considering Adherence,” Management Science (In press).
  43. R.E. Gangnon, B.L. Sprague, N.K. Stout, O. Alagoz, H. Weedon-Fekjar, T.R. Holford, A.Trentham-Dietz (2014), “The Contribution of Mammography Screening to Breast Cancer Incidence Trends in the United States: An Updated Age-period-cohort Model,” Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (In press).
  44. N.T. van Ravesteyn, N.K. Stout, C.B. Schechter, E.A.M. Heijnsdijk, O. Alagoz, A. Trentham-Dietz, J.S. Mandelblatt, H.J. de Koning (2014), “Benefits and Harms of Mammography Screening after age 74 years: Model Estimates of Overdiagnosis,” Journal of the National Cancer Institute (In press).
  45.  O. Alagoz, D. Durham, K. Kasirajan (2015), “Cost effectiveness of one-time genetic testing to minimize lifetime adverse drug reactions,” The Pharmacogenomics Journal (In Press).
  46. N. Mittmann, N.K. Stout, P. Lee, A.T.A. Tosteson, A. Trentham-Dietz, O. Alagoz, M.J. Yaffe (2015), “Societal Cost-effectiveness of Different Breast Screening Scenarios,” Health Reports (In Press).
  47. M.J. Yaffe, N. Mittmann, P. Lee, A.T.A. Tosteson, A. Trentham-Dietz, O. Alagoz, N.K. Stout (2015), “Modelling mammography screening for breast cancer in the Canadian context – Part 1: modification and testing of a microsimulation model,” Health Reports (In Press).
  48. M.J. Yaffe, N. Mittmann, P. Lee, A.T.A. Tosteson, A. Trentham-Dietz, O. Alagoz, N.K. Stout (2015), “Modelling mammography screening for breast cancer in the Canadian context – Part 2: clinical outcomes,” Health Reports (In Press).

Submitted/Under review

      48. M. Cevik*, M.A. Ergun*, N.K. Stout, A. Trentham-Dietz, M. Craven, and O. Alagoz (2014), “Using Active Learning for Speeding Up Calibration in Simulation Models,” under review for 2nd submission to the Medical Decision Making.

     49. F.S. Erenay*, O. Alagoz, R. Banerjee, A. Said, R.R. Cima (2015), “Cost-effectiveness of Alternative Colonoscopy Surveillance Strategies after Initial Treatment to Mitigate the Risk of Metachronous Colorectal Cancer,” submitted.

     50. O. Alagoz, M. Ayvaci*, and J. Linderoth (2015), \"Optimally Solving Markov Decision Processes with Total Expected Discounted Reward Function: Linear Programming Revisited,\" submitted.

     51. Y. Wu*, J. Liu, D. Page, O. Alagoz, P. Peissig, A. Onitilo, E.B. Burnside (2015), “Developing a utility decision framework to evaluate predictive models in radiogenomics,” submitted.

     52. J. Kim, A.T.A. Tosteson, A. Zauber, B. Sprague, N.K. Stout, O. Alagoz, A. Trentham-Dietz, K. Armstrong, S. Pruitt, C. Rutter (2015), “Cancer Models and Real-World Data: Better Together,” submitted.  

 

REFEREED BOOK CHAPTERS

1.  O. Alagoz, A. J. Schaefer and M. S. Roberts (2009), “Optimizing Organ Allocation and Acceptance,” in Handbook of Optimization in Medicine edited by Panos Pardalos and Edwin Romeijn, Springer US, p. 1-24.

2.  O. Alagoz and M. Ayvaci* (2011), “Uniformization in Markov Decision Processes,” Encyclopedia for Operations Research and Management Science edited by James J. Cochran, John Wiley & Sons. Published online: 15 February 2011, DOI: 10.1002/9780470400531.eorms0934.

3.   O. Alagoz, T. Ayer*, and F. S. Erenay* (2011), “Operations Research Models for Cancer Screening,” Encyclopedia for Operations Research and Management Science edited by James J. Cochran, John Wiley & Sons. Published online: 14 January 2011, DOI: 10.1002/9780470400531.eorms0597.

4.   O. Alagoz (2011), “Optimizing Cancer Screening using Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes,” INFORMS Tutorials in Operations Research, Vol 8. edited by J. Geunes, INFORMS, Hanover, MD, pp. 75-89. Published online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/educ.1110.0090.

5. M. Cevik* and O. Alagoz (2014), “Optimization of Mammographic Screening Decisions,” Operations Research for Medical Decision Making edited by Eva K. Lee, Springer (In press).

Links

Funded Research

Total Funding: $3,424,476 for Alagoz

External Funding (Total: $3,089,543 for Alagoz)

  • O. Alagoz (PI)

“Optimal Design of the Liver Allocation System Considering Patient Preferences”

National Science Foundation Grant CMMI-0700094 (6/15/2007 – 5/31/2011)

Funding Level: $149,854

  • O. Alagoz (PI) – D. Fryback, A. Trentham-Dietz, M. Rosenberg (Co-investigators),

“Using the UWBCS to Assess Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Incidence & Survival”

National Cancer Institute Grant R03CA130727 (7/10/2007 – 6/30/2010)

Funding Level: $139,480

  • O. Alagoz (PI) – E. Burnside, J. Fine (Co-investigators),

“Using Markov Decision Processes to Optimize Breast Biopsy Decision Making”

National Cancer Institute Grant R21CA129393 (2/1/2008 – 1/31/2011)

Funding Level: $338,613

  • O. Alagoz (Co-investigator) – A. Trentham-Dietz (PI)

“Breast Carcinoma in situ: Predicting Risk and Outcomes” PI: A. Trentham-Dietz

National Cancer Institute Grant R01CA67264 (12/1/2008 – 11/30/2013)

Funding Level: $1,858,120 (Alagoz portion: $268,451)

  • O. Alagoz (Director of the Simulation Center, Community Academic Partnerships Core of UW-ICTR),

 “Institute for Clinical and Translational Research” (PI: Drezner)

NIH/NCATS Grant 2UL1TR000427 (PI: Drezner) (9/17/2007-5/31/2017) 

Funding Level: $52,463,000  (Alagoz portion: $278,049)

  • O. Alagoz (PI)

“CAREER: Optimizing Disease Screening & Diagnosis”

National Science Foundation Grant CMMI-0844423 (9/1/2009 – 8/31/2014)

Funding Level: $430,000

  • O. Alagoz (Co-investigator) – J. Mandelblatt, A. Trentham-Dietz, et al. (PI)

“Comparative Modeling: Informing Breast Cancer Control Practice & Policy”

National Cancer Institute Grant 1U01CA152958-01 (9/1/2010 – 8/31/2015)

Funding Level: $7,237,630 (Alagoz portion: $370,272)

  • O. Alagoz (Co-investigator) – B. Geller (PI), A. Trentham-Dietz (PI)

“The Comparative Effectiveness of incorporating Novel DCIS Prognostic Markers into the breast cancer screening process” part of Vermont PROSPR Research Center Grant

National Cancer Institute Grant 1U54CA163303-01  (9/23/2011 – 8/31/2016)

Funding Level: $6,469,455 (Alagoz portion: $422,964)

  • O. Alagoz (Co-investigator) – K. Kerlikowske (PI), D. Miglioretti (PI)

“Risk-based Breast Cancer Screening in Community Settings\"

National Cancer Institute Grant 1P01CA154292-01A1  (9/27/2011 – 8/31/2016)

 Funding Level: $19,944,745 (Alagoz portion:$287,493)

  • O. Alagoz (Co-investigator) – E. Burnside (PI)

“Informatics Techniques to Optimize Mammography for Aging Populations”

National Cancer Institute Grant 1R01CA165229  (7/9/2012 – 4/30/2017)

Funding Level: $2,265,118 (Alagoz portion:$404,367)

 

Other Funding (Total: $334,933 for Alagoz)

  • O. Alagoz (Director of the Simulation Center, Community Academic Partnerships Core of UW-ICTR),

“UW-Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)”

Wisconsin Partnership for a Healthy Future - Medical Education Research Committee School of Medicine and Public Health Grant (1/1/2007 – 3/31/2009)

Funding Level: $6,800,000 (Alagoz portion: $139,653)

  • O. Alagoz (PI)

“Using MDPs to Optimize Breast Cancer Screening & Control”

Wisconsin Alumni Research Funding PRJ13AJ (7/1/2008 – 6/30/2009)

Funding Level: $32,266

  • O. Alagoz (Collaborator-subaccount from several grants)

“Optimizing Mammography Interpretation,” E. S. Burnside (PI)

      University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health (4/1/2006 – present)

      Funding level: $163,014  (Alagoz portion)

Student Advising

PhD Student Supervision

  1. Jagpreet Chhatwal (UW-Madison), graduated in 2008
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Health Services Research 
    • Dissertation Title: \"Optimal Management of Mammography Findings for Breast Cancer Diagnosis\"
    • winner of the INFORMS George B. Dantzig Dissertation 2nd place Award, 2009
  2. Fatih Safa Erenay (UW-Madison), graduated in 2010
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo, Department of Management Sciences
    • Dissertation Title: \"Optimal Screening Policies for Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Surveillance\"
    • winner of the IIE 2009 Annual Meeting Best PhD Scientific Poster Award, winner of the INFORMS 2009 Service Science Section Best Paper Award, finalist for 2011 INFORMS HAS Pierskalla Best Paper Award

       3. Turgay Ayer (UW-Madison), graduated in 2011

    • Current Position: Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
    • Dissertation Title: \"Optimal Policies for Personalized Breast Cancer Screening \"
    • winner of the INFORMS 2009 Best Poster Award, winner of the SMDM 2009 Lee B. Lusted Student Prize Award, winner of the INFORMS 2010 Bonder Scholarship for Health Services, finalist for INFORMS 2011 Decision Analysis Society Best Paper Competition, winner of 2011 Doing Good with Good OR Student Competition, winner of 2nd best Student Paper Award of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society of INFORMS.

 

  1. Mehmet Ayvaci (UW-Madison), graduated in 2012
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Dallas, School of Management
    • Dissertation Title: \"A Study on Breast Cancer Diagnostic Decisions: Impact of Resource  Constraints and Patient Preferences on Optimal Decisions\"
    • Winner of the 2012 Best Student Paper Award of the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS, and winner of the honorable mention award in 2012 INFORMS Doing Good with Good OR Student Competition
  2. James Codella (UW-Madison), August 2009-present
  3. Mucahit Cevik (UW-Madison), August 2011- present
  4. Mehmet Ali Ergun (UW-Madison), August 2012-present
  5. Sait Tunc (UW-Madison), January 2013-present
  6. John Oruongo (UW-Madison), May 2014-present

Other Student Supervision

  1. Marquita Decker, MD (UW-Madison) - medical fellow, March 2012-present
  2. Yirong Wu, PhD (UW-Madison)- Post-doctoral researcher, August 2009- present
  3. Jinghua Shi (UW-Madison) Visiting PhD student from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2009- 2010

Doctoral Committee Member

  1. Elise Wu (UW-Madison), June 2011- present
  2. Ajay Jayakumar (UW-Madison), June 2011- present
  3. Sinan Tas (UW-Madison), December 2011- present
  4. Qiang Zhou (UW-Madison), graduated in 2011
  5. Yi-Chun Tsai (UW-Madison), graduated in 2011
  6. Deng Ge (UW-Madison), graduated in 2011
  7. Matt Austin (UW-Madison), graduated in 2011
  8. Nan Chen (UW-Madison), graduated in 2010
  9. Weiwei Chen (UW-Madison), graduated in 2010
  10. Tao Wu (UW-Madison), graduated in 2010
  11. Gorkem Saka (University of Pittsburgh), graduated in 2010
  12. Naraphorn Haphuriwat (UW-Madison), graduated in 2010
  13. Aaron Armstrong (UW-Madison), graduated in 2010
  14. Liang Pi (UW-Madison), graduated in 2010
  15. Li Zheng (UW-Madison), graduated in 2009
  16. Sherif A. Tawfik (UW-Madison), graduated in 2009
  17. Hao Howard Zhang (UW-Madison), graduated in 2008
  18. Jun Zhuang (UW-Madison), graduated in 2008
  19. Burhaneddin Sandikci (University of Pittsburgh), graduated in 2008
  20. Kuang-Yi Wen (UW-Madison), graduated in 2006
  21. Hoksung Yau (UW-Madison), graduated in 2006

Invited Seminars

  • (September 2014) University of Waterloo, Department of Management Sciences
  • (March 2014) McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management
  • (March 2014) Penn State University, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • (February 2014) University of Tokyo, Workshop on (PO)MDP Applications to Medical Data, Tokyo, Japan
  • (February 2014) National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan
  • (June 2013) Cankaya University, Department of Industrial Engineering, Turkey
  • (October 2012) Bilkent University, Department of Industrial Engineering, Turkey
  • (April 2012) Purdue University, School of Biomedical Engineering
  • (February 2012) Cornell University, Department of Operations Research and Information Engineering
  • (September 2011) Georgia Institute of Technology, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • (January 2011) Bilkent University, Department of Industrial Engineering, Turkey
  • (January 2011) Bogazici University, Department of Industrial Engineering, Turkey
  • (December 2010) Koc University, Department of Industrial Engineering, Turkey
  • (December 2010) Middle East Technical University, Department of Industrial Engineering, Turkey
  • (November 2010) Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business
  • (September 2010) Medical College of Wisconsin, Division of Biostatistics
  • (March 2010) World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
  • (October 2009) University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
  • (April 2009) Northwestern University, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
  • (October 2008) North CarolinaStateUniversity, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • (May 2008) University of British Columbia, SauderSchool of Business
  • (May 2008) University of British Columbia, Center for Health Care Management/British Columbia Cancer Agency
  • (November 2007) Northwestern University, KelloggSchool of Management
  • (November 2007) University of Pittsburgh, Department of Industrial Engineering
  • (October 2007) ArizonaStateUniversity, Department of Industrial Engineering
  • (April 2007) Mayo Clinic, Division of Health Care Policy & Research
  • (August 2006) Mayo Clinic, Division of Health Care Policy & Research
  • (January 2006) University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Population Health Sciences
  • (February 2005) Stony Brook University, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • (February 2005) University of Arizona, Systems and Industrial Engineering Department
  • (February 2005) University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • (February 2005) University of SouthFlorida, Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering
  • (January 2005) SabanciUniversity, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
  • (January 2005) DartmouthCollege, TuckerSchool of Business
  • (January 2005) University of Miami, School of Business
  • (January 2005) DartmouthCollege, Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences
  • (December 2004) University of British Columbia, SauderSchool of Business
  • (December 2004) IndianaUniversity at Bloomington, KelleySchool of Business
  • (December 2004) Bilkent University, Faculty of Business Administration
  • (December 2004) British Columbia Transplant Society, Vancouver, Canada.
  • (November 2004) Case Western Reserve University/MetroHealth Medical Center, Center for Health Care Research and Policy
  • (September 2004) CaseWestern ReserveUniversity, WeatherheadSchool of Management
  • (March 2004) CarnegieMellonUniversity, TepperSchool of Business
  • (December 2003) ClemsonUniversity, Department of Industrial Engineering
  • (October 2003) University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Center for Research on Health Care
  • (October 2002) University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Center for Research on Health Care

Consulting

  • World Health Organization Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

Professional Service

  • Associate Editor for Operations Research (2012-present)
  • Associate Editor for IIE Transactions (2011-present)
  • Editorial Board Member of Medical Decision Making (2009-present); MDM is the #3 journal in medical informatics area out of 20, #8 journal in Health Care Science & Services area out of 62 according to the SCI 2008 impact factors
  • Associate Editor for IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering (2010-present)
  • President, Health Applications Society of INFORMS (2011-2012)
  • Referee for Operations Research, Management Science, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Production and Operations Management, Discrete Event Dynamic Systems, Asian Pacific Journal of Operational Research, Society for Medical Decision Making Annual Conference, Health Care Management Science, Medical Decision Making, Value in Health, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, Computers and Industrial Engineering, OMEGA: The International Journal of Management Science, Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Population Health Metrics, Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF)
  • Panelist for National Science Foundation (NSF) Service Enterprise Engineering (2005, 2007, 2009, 2010),  NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (2011), National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (2011),
  • Panelist for NIH/PCORI Study Section (2012)
  • Panelist for Singapore Ministry of Health (2010), Republic of Italy Ministry of Health (2012), Romanian National Council for Development and Innovation (2012)
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
    • President, Health Applications Society (2011-present)
    • Vice-president (President-elect), Health Applications Section (2009-2010)
    • Cluster Chair (Health Applications, INFORMS 2010 Annual Meeting)
    • Member, Health Applications Section (2001-present)
    • Treasurer, Health Applications Section (2008-2009)
    • Board member of INFORMS Health Applications Section (2004-2007)
    • Judge, George Nicholson Student Paper Competition (2009-2010)
    • Judge, MSOM Society Student Paper Competition (2009)
    • Co-founder of INFORMS Student Chapter at the University of Pittsburgh (2003)
    • President of INFORMS Student Chapter at the University of Pittsburgh (2003-2004)
    • Session Chair (Scheduling III-INFORMS 2001 Annual Meeting; Stochastic Models in Health Care-INFORMS Annual Meetings in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM)
    • Member, Discrete-event System Simulation Interest Group (2002-present)
    • Referee for SMDM Annual Meeting (2005-2010)
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
    • Member, Operations Research Division (2003-present)
    • Track Chair (Health and Service Systems, IERC 2009 Annual Meeting)
    • Reviewer (2006,2008,2009)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Committee Appointments in the College of Engineering
      • Equity and Diversity Committee (2006-present)
    • Committee Appointments in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
      • Graduate Admissions Committee (2005-present)
      • ISyE Student Advisory Board (2006-2008)
      • Health Systems Engineering Area Convenor (2008-present)
      • Faculty Affairs Committee (2008-present)
      • Academic Affairs Committee (2008-present)

Courses

Fall 2015-2016

  • ISYE 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis
  • ISYE 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • ISYE 990 - Research and Thesis
  • ISYE 990 - Research and Thesis
  • ISYE 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • ISYE 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis
  • ISYE 699 - Advanced Independent Study

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