Uzay Kaymak appointed endowed professor in Intelligence and Computation in Economics

As of September 1st 2008, dr. ir. Uzay Kaymak (1968) has been appointed as endowed professor in Intelligence and Computation in Economics at the Econometric Institute, Erasmus School of Economics through the Vereniging Trustfonds EUR. The objective of the Trust­fonds is promoting growth and flourishing of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Uzay’s research interests are fuzzy decision making, distributed optimization in logistics, intelligent agents for financial modeling and decision making and data mining in finance and marketing.

He holds a Chartered Designer degree in Information Technology and obtained in 1998 his Ph.D. from Delft University of Technology with a thesis entitled ‘Fuzzy Decision Making with Control Applications’. He started working as a Reservoir Engineer at Shell E&P, Technology Applications and Research. In 2000, he switched to the Erasmus School of Economics, to work successively as assistant and associate professor in the field of Economics & Informatics.

He is a member of the editorial board of various scientific journals and has participated in several European Networks of Excellence on intelligent systems. Uzay is a popular teacher, which resulted in a nomination for the Teacher of the Year award of the Faculty in 2003/2004.

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