Prior to joining the Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University, Dr. Yasar Levent Kocaga received his PhD at the Marshall School of Business at the University of California. He also holds BS and MS degrees in industrial engineering from Bilkent University in Turkey.
Dr. Kocaga is interested in stochastic modeling and optimization of manufacturing and service systems with applications in pricing and revenue management, inventory and supply chain management, service operations management, and the operations-marketing interface.
He is the author of "An approximating diffusion control problem for dynamic admission and service rate control in a G∕ M∕ N+ G queue" and the coauthor of "Staffing Call Centers with Uncertain Arrival Rates and Co-sourcing" with Mor Armony and Amy R. Ward, "State Dependent Pricing Policies: Differentiating Customers Through Valuations and Waiting Costs" with Avi Giloni and Phil Troy, "Admission Control for a Multi-Server Queue with Abandonment" with Amy R. Ward and "Spare Parts Inventory Management with Demand Lead Times and Rationing" with Alper Sen.
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