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George Washington University

Prof. Murat Tarımcılar

Academic Council Member

Murat Tarımcılar is currently the Professor of Decision Sciences at George Washington University School of Business. Murat Tarımcılar served as the Rector of  TED University in Ankara, Türkiye between 20015 and 2017.

Murat Tarımcılar was the Chair and Professor of Decision Sciences until 2015 and has been a faculty member at George Washington University School of Business since 1999. He served as the Deputy Dean and Dean of Programs and Education and held the positions of Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Chair of the ‘Decision Sciences Department between 2006 and 2015.

His early research concentrated on production rate optimization and process control models. His current areas of interest include multi-criteria decision models, applications of Operations Research methods in different business settings and Bayesian Decision Analysis.  His research has been published in a wide spectrum of policy and business journals such as Management Science, Decision Sciences, OR letters, Socio-economic Planning Journal, Annals of Regional Science, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics and The Financial Review.

Dr. Tarımcılar holds an editorial position with INFORMS Transactions on Education. He teaches courses in Managerial Statistics, Operations Management and Decision Models. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards. Dr. Tarımcılar has extensive consulting experience with a number of private and government organizations. He was the Managing Partner for two years with GST Associates, a consulting company with expertise in business process reengineering and process design. Organizations for which he consulted include Department of Defense, the World Bank, Bose Corporation, Venezuelan Ministry of Health, Turkish Treasury, BSA International. He recently consulted a number of Turkish universities.

Dr. Tarımcılar received his Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Bogazici University in Turkey, and Master's and Doctoral Degrees in Quantitative Business Analysis from Louisiana State University. 

He is married with two children.