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Mustafa Demirbilek

Position: PhD Student (started in July 2014)

Main Supervisor:

Juergen Branke

Tel: 024 765 75816


Arne K Strauss

Tel: 024 765 22144

Research Interests

Heuristic, Agent Based Modelling, Discrete-Event Simulation, Simulation Optimization

Research Highlights

I studied on optimal influenza vaccine allocation to a susceptible population during my master's degree at University of Waterloo. My aim was to find optimal vaccine allocation strategy by using discrete-event simulation and simulation-optimization methods. My PhD dissertation topic is Home Healthcare Nurse Routing and Scheduling Problem. Home healthcare is becoming one of the most important components of health care and its importance is growing rapidly since populations of developed and even developing countries are getting older quickly and the number of hospitals, retirement homes, and medical staff do not increase at the same rate. My aim is to optimize routing and scheduling activities, two popular NP-Hard combinatorial optimization problems in the literature, by employing heuristic methods and considering the future demand.


BS, Industrial Engineering, Kirikkale University, Turkey, 2007

BA, Business Administration, Kirikkale University, Turkey, 2007

MASc, Management Science, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2013


Sergant, Computer and Network System, Turkish Armed Force, Turkey, 2008

Specialist, Agriculturel Loans, TR Ziraat Bank, Turkey, 2011


Simulation IB3200/IB2110, WBS, 2016

Simulation IB3200/IB2110, WBS, 2017


KAIZEN Workshop, Ermaksan Company, Turkey, 2005

System Analysis and Redesign, AKG Company, Turkey, 2006


Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Education, Full Graduate Scholarship, 2011

Merit Scholarship, University of Waterloo, 2012


ORMS in Warwick Business School

The OR Society


Mustafa Demirbilek

Mustafa Demirbilek

M dot Demirbilek at warwick dot ac dot uk

Tel: +44 0757 8442440
ORMS GroupWarwick Business School

University of Warwick

Coventry, CV4 7AL

United Kingdom