Sait Tunc appointed assistant professor in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Sait Tunc has been appointed assistant professor in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech.
Tunc's research focuses on application-driven theoretical problems and utilizes large-scale real-world databases, with particular emphasis on medical decision making and operational efficiency in health care delivery systems. His methodological interests include queueing theory, game theory, simulation and dynamic programming
Prior to joining Virginia Tech, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. There, he designed nudge mechanisms to decrease organ wastage, developed a clinically detailed simulation model for the entire U.S. kidney transplant system, studied the problem of systematic gaming in heart transplantation, and worked on the strategic decisions of kidney transplant centers under competition.
Tunc received a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bogazici University in Turkey; a master’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Koc University in Turkey; and a second master’s degree and doctoral degree in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.