May 12, 2008
Dr. Burak Eksioglu received the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) 2008 Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Operations Research. The award was presented to him at the international conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Eksioglu has provided leadership in ISE through his dedicated service as the chair of the Operations Research and Statistics Technical Committee. The Committee is responsible for defining the content for both the undergraduate and graduate course offerings in operations research. Professor Eksioglu has built a reputation with both undergraduate and graduate students as an effective educator, blending the use of advanced instructional technologies with proven pedagogic methods. His instruction in the operations research arena is exemplary, and students tell us that they highly value his courses. We could not agree more with the students. Dr. Eksioglu is most deserving of the IIE 2008 Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Operations Research.