Brief Bio

Dr. Ibrahim Kucukkoc is an Associate Professor in the Industrial Engineering department at Balikesir University (Turkey) where he has been a faculty member since December 2009. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Exeter (UK) in 2015 upon completing his thesis on modelling and optimisation of complex assembly lines (funded by a 4-year scholarship from Turkish Council of Higher Education).
His research interests lie in the area of modelling and optimisation of modern manufacturing systems (assembly line balancing in particular), production planning of additive manufacturing machines and application of modern algorithms on sophisticated combinatorial optimisation problems. He has collaborated actively with researchers in several other disciplines, such as computer science and mechanical engineering. His publications appeared in various esteemed journals including European Journal of Operational Research, Computers & Operations Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Computers & Industrial Engineering and Production Planning & Control. His research has been cited more than 900 times (based on Scopus metrics) by national and international scholars. Read More

News & Activities

Chairing the Session "Artificial Intelligence in Reliability and Safety" at ICRMS2022
The 13th International Conference on Reliability, Maintainability, and Safety (ICRMS)
Date & Venue: 21-24 August 2022 | Hong-Kong, China
Programme Committee:
Attending Conference - 6th AIROYoung Workshop
Operational Research and Data Science in Public Services
Venue & Dates: Roma Tre University, Italy - February 23-25, 2022
Special Issue in Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal (Springer)
Call for Papers on Human-Robot Collaboration in the Next Generation Manufacturing and Logistics System
Guest Editors: S. G. Ponnambalam, Qing (Cindy) Chang, Ray Y. Zhong, Ibrahim Kucukkoc, Mukund Janardhanan Submission Deadline: April 30, 2022
Please submit your paper online via and select "SI: Human-Robot Collaboration" during the questionnaire. The target print publication date is Fall 2022.
Special Issue in Systems Journal (MDPI)
Call for Papers on Data Driven Decision-Making for Complex Production Systems
Guest Editors: Zaoli Yang, Yuchen Li, Ibrahim Kucukkoc
Submission Deadline: July 20, 2022
Please submit your paper online via Both comprehensive review and original article are welcome.
Special Issue in Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society (Hindawi)
Call for Papers on Advanced Multi-Criteria Decision Making for Complex Production Systems under Uncertain Information
Guest Editors: Zaoli Yang, Yuchen Li, Ibrahim Kucukkoc
Submission Deadline:10 Jun 2022
Please submit your paper online via Original research and review articles are welcome.

Contact Details

Balikesir University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Cagis Campus, 10145, Balikesir, Turkey