Mahmut Parlar

Mahmut Parlar - PhD

Professor / Distingushed University Professor / Distinguished Business Research Professor

Area - OM

  • Faculty
Distinguished University Professor
  • Tags:
  • emba
  • phd
  • ug

Contact Information

Office: DSB DSB 425
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 2285820560
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Mahmut Parlar is Distinguished University Professor, Distinguished Business Research Professor and a Professor of Management Science in the Operations Management Area of the DeGroote School of Business. Mahmut’s research program is focused in the areas of stochastic modelling, dynamic optimization and game theory applications.

He received the inaugural DeGroote School of Business Faculty Research Excellence Award in 2006 and the President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision in 2013. Professor Parlar was the winner of the Dr. S. J. Basu Teaching Award for exceptional teaching (1st Year MBA-level) in 2014 and received the Canadian Operational Research Society’s Award of Merit in 2018.

  • Ph.D., Management Sciences, University of Waterloo (1979)
  • M.Sc., Operations Research, Middle East Technical University, Ankara (1975)
  • B.Sc., Mathematics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara (1973)

Professor Parlar’s research work in the areas listed above have appeared in the form of more than 110 refereed articles published in journals such as Operations Research, Management Science, Naval Research Logistics, IIE Transactions, Annals of Operations Research, Transportation Science, Journal of Quality Technology, Applied Mathematical Finance and others. He has recently published a book (Interactive Operations Research with Maple: Methods and Models, Birkhauser, Boston) that describes the effective use of the computer algebra system Maple in operations research modelling. He has consulted on issues related to design optimization, bidding strategies and production planning.