# prof.dr. (Ilker) SI Birbil

## Endowed professor in Data Science and Optimisation

- Location
- Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
- Room
- ET-46
- Telephone
- 0104081364
- birbil@ese.eur.nl

## Profile

Ilker Birbil is an internationally well recognised expert in the field of optimisation and decision making. Over the last few years, he has been expanding his research and teaching into the area of data science. Within several disciplines including operations research there is an increasing attention for data science and machine learning techniques. One stream of his research is developing in this area. In particular, he is looking at large scale optimisation problems that are fundamental to machine learning problems. Ilker Birbil will immediately strengthen data science research and teaching at Erasmus School of Economics, e.g. in the econometrics MSc programme (specialisation Business Analytics and Quantitative Marketing) and the…

Ilker Birbil is an internationally well recognised expert in the field of optimisation and decision making. Over the last few years, he has been expanding his research and teaching into the area of data science. Within several disciplines including operations research there is an increasing attention for data science and machine learning techniques. One stream of his research is developing in this area. In particular, he is looking at large scale optimisation problems that are fundamental to machine learning problems. Ilker Birbil will immediately strengthen data science research and teaching at Erasmus School of Economics, e.g. in the econometrics MSc programme (specialisation Business Analytics and Quantitative Marketing) and the economics MSc specialisation of Data Science and Marketing Analytics.

Ilker Birbil received his PhD degree from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA. He then worked for two years as a postdoctoral research fellow of the Erasmus Research Institute of Management in Rotterdam. Until recently he held a full professor position with Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, in the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences.

- K. Kaya, F. Oztoprak, S.I. Birbil, A.T. Cemgil, U. Simsekli, N. Kuru, H. Koptagel & K. Ozturk (2019). A framework for parallel second order incremental optimization algorithms for solving partially separable problems.
*Computational Optimization & Applications, 72*(3), 675-705. doi: 10.1007/s10589-018-00057-7 [go to publisher's site] - U. Ozturk, S.I. Birbil & K. Cicek (2019). Evaluating navigational risk of port approach manoeuvrings with expert assessments and machine learning.
*Ocean Engineering, 192*. doi: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.106558 [go to publisher's site] - Z. Boz, D. Gunnec, S.I. Birbil & K. Ozturk (2018). Reassessment and monitoring of loan applications with machine learning.
*Applied Artificial Intelligence, 32*(9-10), 939-955. doi: 10.1080/08839514.2018.1525517 [go to publisher's site] - N. Aydin & S.I. Birbil (2018). Decomposition methods for dynamic room allocation in hotel revenue management.
*European Journal of Operational Research, 271*(1), 179-192. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2018.05.027 - B. Yuceoglu, S.I. Birbil & O. Gurbuz (2018). Dispersion with connectivity in wireless mesh networks.
*Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, 14*(2), 759-784. doi: 10.3934/jimo.2017074 [go to publisher's site] - I. Muter, S.I. Birbil & K. Bulbul (2018). Benders decomposition and column-and-row generation for solving large-scale linear programs with column-dependent-rows.
*European Journal of Operational Research, 264*(1), 29-45. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2017.06.044 [go to publisher's site] - E. Ucar, S.I. Birbil & I. Muter (2017). Managing disruptions in the multi-depot vehicle scheduling problem.
*European Journal of Operational Research, 105*, 249-269. doi: 10.1016/j.trb.2017.09.002 [go to publisher's site] - F. Oztoprak & S.I. Birbil (2017). An alternative globalization strategy for unconstrained optimization.
*Optimization, 67*(3), 377-392. doi: 10.1080/02331934.2017.1401070 [go to publisher's site] - N. Aydin, S.I. Birbil & H. Topaloglu (2016). Delayed purchase options in single-leg revenue management.
*Transportation Science, 51*(4), 1031-1045. doi: 10.1287/trsc.2015.0643 [go to publisher's site] - B. Yelbay, S.I. Birbil, K. Bulbul & H. Jamil (2016). Approximating the minimum hub cover problem on planar graphs.
*Optimization Letters, 10*(1), 33-45. doi: 10.1007/s11590-015-0876-5 [go to publisher's site] - B. Yelbay, S.I. Birbil & K. Bulbul (2015). The set covering problem revisited: An empirical study of the value of dual informatio.
*Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, 11*(2), 575-594. doi: 10.3934/jimo.2015.11.575 [go to publisher's site] - S.I. Birbil, K. Bulbul, J.B.G. Frenk & H.M. Mulder (2015). On EOQ cost models with arbitrary purchase and transportation costs.
*Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, 11*(4), 1211-1245. doi: 10.3934/jimo.2015.11.1211 - I. Muter, S.I. Birbil & K. Bulbul (2013). Simultaneous column-and-row generation for large-scale linear programs with column-dependent-rows.
*Mathematical Programming, 142*(1-2), 47-82. doi: 10.1007/s10107-012-0561-8 [go to publisher's site] - I. Muter, S.I. Birbil, K. Bulbul, G. Sahin, H. Yenigun, D. Tas & D. Tuzun (2013). Solving a robust airline crew pairing problem with column generation.
*Computers and Operations Research, 40*(3), 815-830. - S.I. Birbil, J.B.G. Frenk, J.A.S. Gromicho & S. Zhang (2013). A network airline revenue management framework based on decomposition by origins and destinations.
*Transportation Science, 48*(3), 313-333. - F.B. Aydemir, A. Gunay, F. Oztoprak, S.I. Birbil & P. Yolum (2013). Multiagent cooperation for solving global optimization problems: an extendible framework with example cooperation strategies.
*Journal of Global Optimization, 57*(2), 499-519. doi: 10.1007/s10898-012-0012-3 [go to publisher's site] - N. Aydin, S.I. Birbil, J.B.G. Frenk & N. Noyan (2012). Single-leg airline revenue management with overbooking.
*Transportation Science, 47*(4), 560-583. doi: 10.1287/trsc.1120.0444 [go to publisher's site] - H. Topaloglu, S.I. Birbil, J.B.G. Frenk & N. Noyan (2012). Tractable open loop policies for joint overbooking and capacity control over a single flight leg with multiple fare classes.
*Transportation Science, 46*(4), 460-481. doi: 10.1287/trsc.1110.0403 [go to publisher's site] - I. Muter, S.I. Birbil, K. Bulbul & G. Sahin (2012). A note on “A LP-based heuristic for a time-constrained routing problem”.
*European Journal of Operational Research, 221*(2), 306-307. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2012.03.048 [go to publisher's site] - F. Oztoprak & S.I. Birbil (2011). A symmetric rank-one quasi-Newton line-search method using negative curvature directions.
*Optimization. Methods & Software, 26*(3), 455-486. doi: 10.1080/10556788.2010.544311 [go to publisher's site] - I. Muter, S.I. Birbil & G. Sahin (2010). Combination of meta-heuristic and exact algorithms for solving set covering-type optimization problems.
*INFORMS Journal on Computing, 22*(4), 603-619. doi: 10.1287/ijoc.1090.0376 [go to publisher's site] - S.I. Birbil, J.B.G. Frenk, J.A.S. Gromicho & S. Zhang (2009). The role of robust optimization in single-leg airline revenue management.
*Management Science, 55*(1), 148-163. doi: 10.1287/mnsc.1070.0843 - N. Kavlak, G. Ulusoy, F. Sivrikaya Serifoglu & S.I. Birbil (2009). Client‐contractor bargaining on net present value in project scheduling with limited resources.
*Naval Research Logistics, 56*(2), 93-112. doi: 10.1002/nav.20331 [go to publisher's site] - H. Tekiner, S.I. Birbil & K. Bulbul (2009). Robust crew pairing for managing extra flights.
*Computers and Operations Research, 46*(6), 2031-2048. - W.Y. Wu, R.L. Sheu & S.I. Birbil (2008). Solving the sum-of-ratios problem by a stochastic search algorithm.
*Journal of Global Optimization, 42*(1), 91-109. doi: 10.1007/s10898-008-9285-y [go to publisher's site] - S.C. Fang, S. Wu & S.I. Birbil (2007). Solving variational inequalities defined on a domain with infinitely many linear constraints.
*Computational Optimization & Applications, 37*(1), 67-81. doi: 10.1007%2Fs10589-007-9013-4 [go to publisher's site] - S.I. Birbil, G. Bouza, J.B.G. Frenk & G. Still (2006). Equilibrium constrained optimization problems.
*European Journal of Operational Research, 169*(3), 1108-1127. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2004.07.075 - S.I. Birbil, Z.P. Bayindir & J.B.G. Frenk (2006). The joint replenishment problem with variable production costs.
*European Journal of Operational Research, 175*(1), 622-640. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2005.06.005 - S.I. Birbil, J.B.G. Frenk & G.J. Still (2006). An elementary proof of the Fritz-John and Karush-Kuhn-Tucker conditions in nonlinear programming.
*European Journal of Operational Research, 180*(1), 479-484. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2006.04.012 - Z.P. Bayindir, S.I. Birbil & J.B.G. Frenk (2006). A deterministic inventory/production model with general inventory cost rate function and piecewise linear concave production costs.
*European Journal of Operational Research, 179*(1), 114-123. doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2006.03.026 - S.I. Birbil, G. Gurkan & O. Listes (2006). Solving stochastic mathematical programs with complementarity constraints using simulation.
*Mathematics of Operations Research, 31*(4), 739-760. doi: 10.1287/moor.1060.0215 - S.I. Birbil, S.C. Fang, J. Han & Z. Huang (2005). On the finite termination of an entropy function based smooting Newton method for vertical linear complementarity problems.
*Journal of Global Optimization, 33*(3), 369-391. - J.B.G. Frenk, S.I. Birbil, S.C. Fang & S. Zhang (2005). Recursive approximation of the high dimensional max function.
*Operations Research Letters, 133*(5), 450-458. doi: 10.1016/j.orl.2004.11.004 - S.I. Birbil, S.C. Fang & R. Sheu (2004). On the convergence of a population-based global optimization algorithm.
*Journal of Global Optimization, 30*(2), 301-318. doi: 10.1007/s10898-004-8270-3 - S.I. Birbil, S.C. Fang & J. Han (2004). An entropic regularization approach for mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints.
*Computers and Operations Research, 31*(13), 2249-2262. doi: 10.1016/S0305-0548(03)00176-X - S.I. Birbil & S.C. Fang (2003). An electromagnetism-like mechanism for global optimization.
*Journal of Global Optimization, 25*(3), 263-282. - L. Ozdamar, S.I. Birbil & M.C. Portmann (2002). Technical note: New results for the capacitated lot sizing problem with overtime decisions and setup times.
*Production Planning and Control, 13*(1), 2-10. doi: 10.1080/09537280110049272 - L. Ozdamar & S.I. Birbil (1999). A hierarchical planning system for energy intensive production environments.
*International Journal of Production Economics, 58*(2), 115-129. doi: 10.1016/S0925-5273(98)00076-0 - L. Ozdamar & S.I. Birbil (1998). Hybrid heuristics for the capacitated lot sizing and loading problem with setup times and overtime decisions.
*European Journal of Operational Research, 110*(3), 525-547. doi: 10.1016/S0377-2217(97)00269-5 - L. Ozdamar, M.A. Bozyel & S.I. Birbil (1998). A hierarchical decision support system for production planning (with case study).
*European Journal of Operational Research, 104*(3), 403-422. doi: 10.1016/S0377-2217(97)00016-7

- K. Kaya, F. Oztoprak, S.I. Birbil, A.T. Cemgil, U. Simsekli, N. Kuru, H. Koptagel & K. Ozturk (2019). A framework for parallel second order incremental optimization algorithms for solving partially separable problems.
- S.I. Birbil, J.B.G. Frenk, B. Kaynar & N. Noyan (2009). Risk measures and their applications in portfolio optimization. In G.N. Gregoriou (Ed.),
*The VAR Implementation Handbook*(pp. 311-338). New York: McGraw Hill

- S.I. Birbil, J.B.G. Frenk, B. Kaynar & N. Noyan (2009). Risk measures and their applications in portfolio optimization. In G.N. Gregoriou (Ed.),
- S.I. Birbil, J.B.G. Frenk, J.A.S. Gromicho & J. Zhang (2009).
*The role of robust optimization in single-leg airline revenue management.*(Intern rapport, EI reprint reeks, no EI-1496). 3000 DR Rotterdam: Econometrics - S.I. Birbil, J.B.G. Frenk, B. Kaynar & N. Noyan (2009).
*Risk measures and their applications in portfolio optimization.*(Intern rapport, EI reprint reeks, no EI-1512). 3000 DR Rotterdam: DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMETRICS - S.I. Birbil, K. Bulbul, J.B.G. Frenk & H.M. Mulder (2009).
*On the Economic Order Quantity Model With Transportation Costs.*(Intern rapport, EI report serie, no EI 2009-22). 3000 DR Rotterdam: DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMETRICS - S.I. Birbil, J.B.G. Frenk, B. Kaynar & N. Noyan (2008).
*Risk measures and their applications in asset managment.*(Intern rapport, EI Report serie, no EI 2008-14). 3000 DR Rotterdam: Econometrics - S.I. Birbil, J.B.G. Frenk & G.J. Still (2007).
*An elementary proof of the Fritz-John and Karush-Kuhn-Tucker conditions in nonlinear programming.*(Intern rapport, Econometric Institute Reprint, no EI-1441). 3000 DR Rotterdam: Econometrics - Z.P. Bayindir, S.I. Birbil & J.B.G. Frenk (2007).
*A deterministic inventory/production model with general inventory cost rate function and piecewise linear concave production costs.*(Intern rapport, Econometric Institute Reprint reeks, no EI-1442). 3000 DR Rotterdam: Econometrics - B. Kaynar, S.I. Birbil & J.B.G. Frenk (2007).
*Application of a general risk management model to portfolio optimization problems with elliptical distributed returns for risk neutral and risk averse decision makers.*(Intern rapport, Econometric Institute Report, no EI 2007-12). 3000 DR Rotterdam: Econometrics - Z.P. Bayindir, S.I. Birbil & J.B.G. Frenk (2006).
*The joint replenishment problem with variable production costs.*(Intern rapport, Econometric Institute Reprint serie, no EI-1423). 3000 DR Rotterdam: Econometrics - S.I. Birbil, J.B.G. Frenk, J. Gromicho & S. Zhang (2006).
*An integrated approach to single-leg airline revenue management: the role of robust optimization.*(Intern rapport, Econometric Institute Report, no EI 2006-20). 3000 DR Rotterdam: Econometrics - S.I. Birbil, S.C. Fang & R. Sheu (2005).
*On the convergence of a population-based global optimization algorithm.*(Intern rapport, Econometric Institute Reprint serie, no EI-1348). 3000 DR Rotterdam: Econometrics - J.B.G. Frenk, S.I. Birbil, S.C. Fang & S. Zhang (2005).
*Recursive approximation of the high dimensional max function.*(Intern rapport, Econometric Institute Reprint Serie, no EI-1365). 3000 DR Rotterdam: Econometrics - J.B.G. Frenk, S.I. Birbil & G. Still (2005).
*An elementary proof of the Fritz John and Karush-Kuhn-Tucker condition in nonlinear programming.*(Intern rapport, Econometric Institute Report Serie, no EI 2005-43). 3000 DR Rotterdam: Econometrics - Z.P. Bayindir, S.I. Birbil & J.B.G. Frenk (2004).
*A multi-item inventory model with joint setup and concave production costs.*(Intern rapport, Econometric Institute / ERIM, no EI 2004-25). : - S.I. Birbil, G. Gürkan & O.L. Listes (2004).
*Simulation-based solution of stochastic mathematical programs with complementarity constraints: Sample-path analysis.*(Intern rapport, Econometric Institute, no EI 2004-03). : - S.I. Birbil, J.B.G. Frenk & S. Zhang (2004).
*Generalized fractional programming with user interaction.*(Intern rapport, Econometric Institute / ERIM, no EI 2004-22). : - Z.P. Bayindir, S.I. Birbil & J.B.G. Frenk (2004).
*A deterministic inventory/production model with general inventory cost rate function and concave production costs.*(Intern rapport, Econometric Institute / ERIM, no EI 2004-28). : - S.I. Birbil, G. Bouza, J.B.G. Frenk & G. Still (2003).
*Equilibrium constrained optimization problems.*(Intern rapport, ERIM Report Series ERS-2003-085-LIS / Econometric Institute, no EI 2003-41). : - S.I. Birbil, S.C. Fang, J.B.G. Frenk & S. Zhang (2003).
*Recursive approximation of the high dimensional max function.*(Intern rapport, Econometric Institute / ERIM Report Series 003 LIS, no EI 2003-04). : - S.C. Fang, S. Wu & S.I. Birbil (2002).
*Solving variational inequalities defined on a domain with infinitely many linear constraints.*(Intern rapport, Econometric Institute, no EI 2002-51). : - S.I. Birbil, S.C. Fang & J. Han (2002).
*Entropic regularization approach for mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints.*(Intern rapport, Econometric Institute, no EI 2002-52). : - S.C. Fang, J. Han, Z. Huang & S.I. Birbil (2002).
*On the finite termination of an entropy function based smooting Newton method for vertical linear complementarity problems.*(Intern rapport, Econometric Institute, no EI 2002-50). :

- S.I. Birbil, J.B.G. Frenk, J.A.S. Gromicho & J. Zhang (2009).
- K. Kaya, S.I. Birbil, K. Ozturk & A. Gohari (2017). Parallelized Preconditioned Model Building Algorithm for Matrix Factorization. In G. Nicosia, P. Pardalos, G. Giuffrida & R. Umeton (Eds.),
*International Workshop on Machine Learning, Optimization, and Big Data*(pp. 376-388) - U. Simsekli, B. Ermis, A.T. Cemgil, F. Oztoprak & S.I. Birbil (2014). Parallel and distributed inference in coupled tensor factorization models. In
*Workshop on Distributed Machine Learning and Matrix Computations*. Montréal, Quebec, Canada - N.B. Karahanoglu, H. Erdogan & S.I. Birbil (2013). A mixed integer linear programming formulation for the sparse recovery problem in compressed sensing. In
*IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing*. USA - A. Gunay, F. Oztoprak, S.I. Birbil & P. Yolum (2009). Solving Global Optimization Problems Using MANGO. In A. Håkansson, N.T. Nguyen, R.L. Hartung, R.J. Howlett & L.C. Jain (Eds.),
*KES-AMSTA 2009: Agent and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications Vol. 5559. Lecture Notes in Computer Science*(pp. 783-792). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer [go to publisher's site] - S.I. Birbil, G. Gurkan & O. Listes (2006). Solving stochastic mathematical programs with complementarity constraints using simulation: an application in toll pricing. In
*proceeding of 2004 Winter simulation conference (WSC '04)*. Washington DC - S.I. Birbil, S. Alp & G. Ertek (2006). Application of the cutting stock problem to a construction company: a case study. In
*Proceeding of The 5th International Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems*. Sakarya - S.I. Birbil (2005). Challenges for sustainable urban transportation in Turkey. In
*Proceeding of 35th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering*. Istanbul - S.I. Birbil, N. Kavlak, G. Ulusoy & F.S. Serifoglu (2005). Client-contractor bargaining on net present value in the context of a project with limited resources. In
*Proceeding of 35th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering*. Istanbul - S.I. Birbil, G. Ertek, B. Aksu, M.C. Ikikat & C. Yildirmaz (2005). Application of local search methods for solving a quadratic assignment problem: a case study. In
*Proceeding of 35th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering*. Istanbul - S.I. Birbil & O. Feyzioglu (2003). A global optimization method for solving fuzzy relation equations. In T. Bilgic, B.D. Baets & O. Kaynak (Eds.),
*Fuzzy sets and systems IFSA 2003*(pp. 718-724)

- K. Kaya, S.I. Birbil, K. Ozturk & A. Gohari (2017). Parallelized Preconditioned Model Building Algorithm for Matrix Factorization. In G. Nicosia, P. Pardalos, G. Giuffrida & R. Umeton (Eds.),

### d4c

- Start date approval
- Jan/2020
- End date approval
- Dec/2022
- Place
- ISTANBUL, TURKEY
- Description
- Partner of the company attending biweekly meetings

### Niet-lineair Optimaliseren

- Title
- Niet-lineair Optimaliseren
- Year
- 2020
- Year level
- (bachelor 2) (pre-master)

### Non-linear Optimisation

- Title
- Non-linear Optimisation
- Year
- 2020
- Year level
- (bachelor 2) (bachelor 2) (pre-master)

### Turing Machine & Deep Learning

- Title
- Turing Machine & Deep Learning
- Year
- 2020
- Year level
- (bachelor 3) (master)

### Seminar Case Studies in QMarketing

- Title
- Seminar Case Studies in QMarketing
- Year
- 2020
- Year level
- (master)

### Machine Learning in Finance

- Title
- Machine Learning in Finance
- Year
- 2020

### Machine Learning

- Title
- Machine Learning
- Year
- 2020
- Year level
- (master)

### Rick Willemsen

Inverse methods for data retrieval and simulation

### Utku Karaca

Privacy for Multi-party Resource Allocation Problems

### Associate Professor

- University
- Erasmus University Rotterdam
- School
- Erasmus School of Economics
- Department
- Econometrics
- Country
- The Netherlands
- Telephone
- 0104081364