Çetinkaya elected IIE Fellow

Photo of Dr. Sila ÇetinkayaDr. Sila Çetinkaya, professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).

This prestigious award is bestowed on outstanding leaders in the profession who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial engineering. She will be honored at the IIE Annual  Research Conference in May.

Çetinkaya received her Ph.D. in management science in 1996 from McMaster University in Canada. In 1997 she joined Texas A&M  as an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Her research interests include supply chain management, inventory theory and applied probability.

In 2001 she was granted the prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. In addition, she has received the Meritorious Service Award from Operations Research and was named Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer by the Institute of Industrial Engineers. Çetinkaya was named William O. and Montine P. Head Faculty Fellow by the Dwight Look College of Engineering in 2011. She is a member of IIE, INFORMS and ISA.