dr. A.E. (Alp) Akçay - Expertise

Akçay, dr. A.E.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Department :
Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
Section :
Operations, Planning, Accounting, and Control
Positioncategory :
Assistant Professor (UD)
Position :
Assistant Professor
Room :
Pav E.07
Tel :
+31 40-247 2216
Tel (internal) :
Email :

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  • D11700 - Operations research
  • Simulation based optimization
  • Data-driven operations management
  • Approximate dynamic programming


Research profile

Alp Akcay is an assistant professor in the Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control (OPAC) group at Eindhoven University of Technology.  His research interests include statistical decision making under uncertainty, simulation design and analysis, and approximate dynamic programming with applications in manufacturing, maintenance, and supply chain management. He is a core-team member of the smart maintenance and manufacturing research program at Data Science Center Eindhoven.

Academic background

Alp Akcay received his PhD in Operations Management from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University (2013). The title of his PhD dissertation is “Statistical Estimation Problems in Inventory Control.” Dr. Akcay holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering from Sabanci University (2008) and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Boğaziçi University (2006). Prior to joining TU Eindhoven, dr. Akcay has worked as an assistant professor at Bilkent University (2013-2015).

Affiliated with

Member of INFORMS, MSOM (Manufacturing and Service Operations) Society, and I-SIM (Informs Simulation Society).

Partners in (semi-)industry

Philips Consumer Lifestyle, Philips Healthcare, Validaide, OrangeGames.