Dr. B. (Bilge) Atasoy

Dr. B. (Bilge) Atasoy



Bilge is an assistant professor in the Department of Maritime and Transport Technology, Transport Engineering and Logistics section. Prior to joining TU Delft, Bilge worked first as a postdoctoral associate and then as a research scientist at MIT, with Prof. Moshe Ben-Akiva in the ITS Lab. She managed research projects in the areas of real-time optimization, travel behavior and choice-based optimization. She received her PhD from EPFL in 2013 where she was working with Prof. Michel Bierlaire. Her major is in Industrial Engineering with BSc and MSc degrees from Bogazici University, Istanbul in 2007 and 2009 respectively. 

Research Interests

  • Choice-based optimization models for transportation 
  • Integrating preferences of users (shippers, carriers, passengers etc.) into decision making models
  • Prediction-based optimization 
  • Stochastic and dynamic vehicle routing models 
  • Intermodal freight transportation: coordination between several players (operators, freight forwarders etc.) and machines (vessels, vehicles, equipments etc.)
  • Robustness towards uncertainty in supply, demand, and operation of the (automated) equipments, vehicles, vessels etc. 


Project ideas for students

For those interested, several ideas for literature review and research assignments as well as graduation projects:

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