About Us

Sobhan (Sean) Asian is a Senior Lecturer at La Trobe Business School. Dr. Asian received his Ph.D. from School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in 2014. His research was fully supported by a scholarship award from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star). After finishing his Ph.D., Sobhan worked as a Systems Consultant in Dematic S.E.A, which is a leading global Intralogistics Automation company. Between 2016-2018, Sobhan served at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Asian’s research interests include supply chain risk management, business analytics, and operations management.

Gurdal Ertek is an Associate Professor at Abu Dhabi University‘s in early stages of the research and currently with UAE University College of Business, in UAE. He received his Ph.D. from School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, in 2001. His research areas include data visualization and mining, as well as warehousing and supply chain management.

Cagri Haksoz holds a Ph.D. in Operations Management from New York University, Stern School of Business. He is currently a professor of supply chain, risk, and operations management at Sabanci University, School of Management, Istanbul, His major research expertise focus on risk intelligence, supply chain risk, adaptive decision making, and Modern Silk Road supply chains. He has authored, coauthored, co-edited four books titled Managing Supply Chains on the Silk Road (2011), Global Perspectives: Turkey (2012), Risk Intelligent Supply Chains (2013), and İpek Yolunda Tedarik Zinciri Yönetimi (2014).

Sena Pakter received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2013. She received her Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Data Analytics from the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK. She currently works as a Credit Strategy Associate at Garanti Bank, Istanbul, Turkey.

Soner Ulun received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Sabanci University in 2011 and 2013 respectively. Currently, he is is a Ph.D. student at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests include machine vision, multirobot systems, and motion control.