Ibrahim Çapar has Ph.D. in the Operations Management (OM) program at the University of Alabama (UA). He earned his MBA degree from the University of Alabama in 2011 with dual concentrations in Business Analytics and Supply Chain & Operations Management. His research interests mainly focus on applied, large-scale optimization problems with applications in routing. His paper that appeared in Interfaces was a finalist for the 2013 Daniel Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice. During his MBA, he served as a research assistant for the Alabama Productivity Center (APC) and helped companies around Alabama with their operational problems. Mainly due to his contribution to the APC, he received the Outstanding Applied Research Award in Operations Management in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, he received the Outstanding Student Instructor in Operations Management Award. He is also one of the recipients of the 2014 University of Alabama Doctoral Level Teaching Merit Award. Mr. Çapar serves as a reviewer and ad-hoc reviewer for several journals including Decision Sciences; European Journal of Operational Research; Journal of the Operational Research Society; IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering; Omega; Transportation Research: Part E; and Transportation Science.
In addition to scholarly activities, Mr. Çapar has been active in several professional organizations, including INFORMS and POMS. He has organized sessions at INFORMS and POMS Annual Conferences. He was the president of the student chapter of INFORMS at the University of Alabama. He also served as president of the Turkish Student Association from 2010 to 2011.
Mr. Çapar has been an INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional since 2013.