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Caglar Caglayan

Assistant Professor

Department of Industrial Engineering

268 Freeman Hall
Clemson, SC 29634

Phone: (864) 656-1874
Fax: (864) 656-0795

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Ph.D.Operations Research, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019
M.S. Operations Research, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015
Master of Industrial Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2013
B.S. Industrial Engineering, Boğaziçi University, 2011

Research Areas

My research interests include mathematical modeling, optimization under uncertainty, and data- and decision-centric analytics. I utilize a broad range of analytical methods and collaborate with healthcare providers and researchers to conduct data-driven research with methodological contributions and clinically impactful findings.

• Expertise: Data-Driven Decision-Making under Uncertainty

• Application Areas: Disease Management and Health Service Operations

• Primary Methods: Optimization, Queuing Theory, Survival Analysis, Simulation, Machine Learning

• Software: C, C++, Matlab, R, Python, Mathematica, GAMS, IBM Cplex, Simio, Arena, M. Office, Latex, Tensorflow

Selected Publications

[1] Çağlayan Ç., Terawaki H., Chen Q., Ayer T., & Flowers C. R. Microsimulation Modeling in Oncology. JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics. Volume 2, page 1-11. Published online on Dec., 2018:

[2] Çağlayan Ç., Terawaki H., Ayer T., Goldstein J., Rai. A., Chen Q., & Flowers C. R. Assessing the Effectiveness of Treatment Sequences for High-Risk Follicular Lymphoma Patients with a Multi-state Model. Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia. Published online on Jan 3, 2019:

[3] Çağlayan Ç., Goldstein J., Ayer T., Rai. A., & Flowers C. R. A Population-based Multi-state Model for Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma-Specific Mortality in Older Patients. Cancer. Published online on Feb 1, 2019:

[4] Çağlayan Ç., Ayer T., & Ekwueme D.U. Assessing Multi-Modality Breast Cancer Screening Strategies for BRCA 1/2 Gene Mutation Carriers and Other High-Risk Populations. Major Revision (Round One) Operations Research.

[5] Çağlayan Ç., Liu Y., Pasupathy K., Nestler D., Ayer T., & Sir M.Y. Physician Staffing in Emergency Room with a Multi-Class Multi-Stage Queuing Network: Opening the Blackbox. Submitted to Management Science.

[6] Çağlayan Ç., Barnes S., Pineles L., Klein E., Harris, A. A Data-Driven Framework for Identifying Intensive Care Unit Admissions Colonized with Multi-drug Resistant Organisms. To be submitted to IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering.

[7] Çağlayan Ç., Ayer T., Pasupathy K., & Pruthi S. Personalized Risk Management Strategies for Women at High Risk of Developing Breast Cancer and the Role of Adherence. Working paper.