Sibel Alumur AlevDr. Alumur Alev is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo. She received her Ph.D. 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 another on “Recent Advances in Hub Location”. She served as a Board Member for the EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis (EWGLA) and as the President of the INFORMS Section on Location Analysis (SOLA). She currently serves as the Senior Associate Editor for the journal Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, an Editorial Board Editor for Transportation Research Part B, and an Editorial Board Member for Computers & Operations ResearchHer research was funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), including a “National Young Researchers Career Development Grant” given in 2012, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS). She organized clusters, streams, and sessions at several international conferences. Her research interests lie in optimizing facility locations and logistics operations, in particular, hub location, hub network design, supply chain and reverse logistics network design. 

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