Erkut Sonmez, Ph.D.
assistant professor - operations management department
Professor Sonmez joined the Operations Management faculty in Boston College as an assistant professor. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Operations Management at Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. He obtained his B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering at Middle East Technical University in Turkey.
In his research, Professor Sonmez studies capacity choice problems that arise with the development of new technologies, including specific applications in the banking, energy and service sectors. He uses models and theoretical tools such as queueing theory, simulation and stochastic optimization to examine the decision-making by individuals and organizations in problems motivated by various industry practices.
Professor Sonmez has teaching related experience on several undergraduate and graduate level courses. He currently teaches Operations Management course, MD021, in the undergraduate program. Dr. Sonmez is the recipient of the William Larimer Mellon and Yasar High Academic Achievement fellowships.