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Deniz Besik CV


Deniz Besik is a Doctoral Student in Management Science at the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst. She received her Bachelor in Industrial Engineering in 2012 and her Master of Science in Industrial Engineering in 2014, both from Sabanci University, Turkey. Her MSc. Thesis was related to Electrical Power Networks.

Her research interests are: Supply Chain Networks, Food Supply Chains, Power Networks, Network Optimization, Mathematical Programming and Industrial Organization.

Deniz served as the President of the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter for 2017-2018, as Secretary from 2015-2016, and as Treasurer for 2016-2017.

She is also interested in swimming and watching independent movies. She uses social media frequently and follows Twitter especially.


Dynamics of Quality as a Strategic Variable in Complex Food Supply Chain Network Competition: The Case of Fresh Produce
Anna Nagurney, Deniz Besik, and Min Yu, Chaos 28: (2018), 043124.

Quality in Competitive Fresh Produce Supply Chains with Application to Farmers’ Markets
Deniz Besik and Anna Nagurney, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences 60: (2017), pp 62-76.

Supply Chain Network Capacity Competition with Outsourcing: A Variational Equilibrium Framework
Anna Nagurney, Min Yu, Deniz Besik, Journal of Global Optimization 69(1): (2017), pp 231-254.

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Last Update: August 22, 2018