Sibel Alumur Alev

Assistant Professor

Contact InformationSibel Alumur Alev

Phone: 519-888-4567 x33365
Location: CPH 4321


Biography Summary

Sibel Alumur Alev is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo. She received her PhD degree in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University in 2009. She then worked as a Post-Doctoral researcher in the Institute of Operations Research at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. Prior to joining the University of Waterloo in 2014, she worked as an Assistant Professor at TOBB University of Economics and Technology in Ankara. In 2017, she received the Chuck ReVelle Rising Star Award from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) as a recognition of her research accomplishments in Location Analysis. She guest edited two special issues in the journal Computers & Operations Research; one on “Recent Advances in Location Analysis” and the other on “Recent Advances in Hub Location”. She served as a Board Member for the EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis (EWGLA), and currently serving as the Vice-President for the INFORMS Section on Location Analysis (SOLA). Her research was funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), including a “National Young Researchers Career Development Grant” given in 2012, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). She organized clusters, streams, and sessions at several international conferences. Her research interests lie in facility location and logistics, in particular, hub location and hub network design, supply chain and reverse logistics network design, and hazardous materials logistics.

Research Interests

  • Hub Location and Hub Network Design
  • Reverse Logistics Network Design
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Network Design
  • Hazardous Materials Logistics
  • Location Analysis
  • Data Analytics Research


  • 2009, Doctorate, Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University
  • 2004, Master of Science, Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University
  • 2001, Bachelor of Science (BS), Environmental Engineering, Middle East Technical University


  • MSCI 131 - Work Design and Facilities Planning
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2017
  • MSCI 700 - Topics in Operations Research and Management
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2018
  • MSCI 331 - Introduction to Optimization
    • Taught in 2016, 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Alumur, Sibel A, Nickel, Stefan, Rohrbeck, Brita, Saldanha-da-Gama, Francisco, Modeling congestion and service time in hub location problems, Applied Mathematical Modelling, 55, 2018, 13 - 32
  • Kaya, Aycan, Alumur Alev, Sibel, Closed loop supply chain network design problem, Endustri Muhendisligi, 28(2), 2017, 2 - 18
  • Serper, Elif Zeynep, Alumur, Sibel A, The design of capacitated intermodal hub networks with different vehicle types, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 86, 2016, 51 - 65
  • Peker, Meltem, Kara, Bahar Y, Campbell, James F, Alumur, Sibel A, Spatial Analysis of Single Allocation Hub Location Problems, Networks and Spatial Economics, 16(4), 2016, 1075 - 1101
  • Alumur, Sibel A, Nickel, Stefan, Saldanha-da-Gama, Francisco, Secerdin, Yusuf, Multi-period hub network design problems with modular capacities, Annals of Operations Research, 246(1-2), 2016, 289 - 312