Dr Yeralan was the master of ceremonies at the 36th National Operations Research and Industrial Engineering Conference (YAEM 2016), held July 13-15, 2016 in Izmir, Turkey. He was also a featured speaker, introducing he on-line textbook An Introduction to Industrial Engineering through Computation.
An Introduction to Industrial Engineering through Computation is a concise cookbook that introduces the fundamental topics in industrial engineering through a series of computational experiments. The code is written the an open-source high-level engineering computation environment Scilab. The book is suitable as a textbook for an introductory engineering course. No prior knowledge in engineering is required. Hence, the book is also suitable for the general audience.
View An Introduction to Industrial Engineering through Computation or download the example code used in the book.
Dr Yeralan conducted a three-day workshop at the University of Ljubljana at the invitation of Professor D. Kramar of the Mechanical Engineering. The department is well known for its high technology manufacturing processes and machining.
Dr Yeralan was happy to see an old turning machine kept for educational reasons, one similar to those he had use as a young apprentice before university.
The team of S. Yeralan, D. Durmus, and C. Sonmez won the Grand Science Slam championship held on April 26, 2016. Grand Slam is a competition where the winners of the regional Science Slams compete for the national title. The national competition was the first ever of its kind, and was held at the summer residence of the German Ambassador in Istanbul.
Science Slam competitions, organized by Professor Peschke and supported by the German Embassy and several industrial partners, are popular science competitions where contestants are given 10 minutes to present a scientific topic in an entertaining fashion. The contestants are evaluated by the audience for content, educational value, and the entertainment aspect. The event, enjoyed by the audience of all ages, attracted much media attention and TV coverage.
The team won first place and a trip to Berlin with their presentation "A bit of time, a bit of entropy." Their presentation was enriched by a constant video that ran parallel to the on-stage dialog, experimentation, and audience involvement. During the discussions on the reversibility of some physical phenomena, for example, Dr Yeralan played a tune backwards on the harmonica, while Ms Durmus recorded and reversed the recording to reveal the song otherwise familiar to all. At the end, Dr Yeralan engaged in a heated debate with himself in the video feed.
Dr Yeralan will play at a benefit concert for autistic children. The concert will feature several academicians from the Aegean region. The concert, preceded by a cocktail party, will be held on the Yasar University Campus in Izmir, on April 20, 2016.
Dr Yeralan will perform at the Lunch Break Concert at Yasar University on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
Dr Yeralan was invited to give a talk at The University of South Africa (UNISA) in Pretoria, on September 21, 2015. UNISA is one of the worlds top mega universities, known for its Open Distance Learning (ODL) programs. With more than 300,000 students, UNISA is the largest university in the continent of Africa.
The talk centered on the use of chaos-theory-inspired new paradigms in modeling and analyzing stochastic models of manufacturing and service systems.
Dr Yeralan gave a talk titled “Strategic Use of Real Time Data in Green Logistics” at the 1st International Conference on Agrifood Supply Chain Management and Green Logistics, May 2015 in Porto Carras, Greece.
Dr Yeralan was invited to participate on the panel on "Managing Higher Education" to be held at Alanya HEP University on May 7, 2015. His exploratory speech will focus on the assessment of research and teaching performance. Specifically, Dr Yeralan will focus on if and how such assessments may be justified or even conducted, given the general consensus that commonly performed quantification practices have little scientific basis. This, he will argue, brings more opportunities than challenges to the future of academic administration.
Dr Yeralan played the main character in the single-actor short film, shot under the working title "Pico."
Dr Yeralan appeared on the program "Ekonomi Gundemi" (Economy Today) on TV 360 in Istanbul. He talked about design and engineering in the 21st Century.
Dr Yeralan and his co-host research assistant Ms G. Becerik are the producers and presenters of the weekly radio program Yorunge (Orbit) on the Internet radio station of Yasar University, radyu.yasar.edu.tr. All previous programs are available from the university website radyu.yasar.edu.tr/programlar/yorunge/.
Dr Yeralan was invited to speak at the opening ceremonies of the Fourth International Pearl Mullet Festival in Van, Turkey (May 31, 2013), The pearl mullet (alburnus tarichi , Turkish: inci kefali) is a species unique to Lake Van. Lake Van is a large endorheic saline soda lake with a unique ecology. While the mullet is well-adapted to the saline environment, it treks upstream to fresh tributaries to lay its eggs. The mullet was recently recovered from near extinction assisted by the efforts of the YYU University and Doga Gozculeri Dernegi. (See more pictures from the festival.)
Dr Yeralan was a participant in the 1st Thorium Workshop 2013 organized by the Thorium Rare Earth Metals Platform in Yalova, Turkey, held on May 23, 2013. Turkey holds one of the richest thorium reserves in the world. The workshop investigated the potential use of thorium in energy production and develop a roadmap for its use.
Dr Yeralan read the Order of the Engineer to the graduating class of 2013 at USF Lakeland at the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer. As the dean of the former USF Polytechnic College of Technology and Innovation, Dr Yeralan emphasized the unique "polytechnical" skills and achievements of this engineering class.
The Order of the Engineer , as shown below, emphasizes the professional and ethical aspects of the engineering profession, including societal and environmental responsibilities.
I am an engineer, in my profession I take deep pride. To it I owe solemn obligations. Since the stone age, human progress has been spurred by the engineering genius. Engineers have made usable nature's vast resources of material and energy for humanity's benefit. Engineers have vitalized and turned to practical use the principles of science and the means of technology. Were it not for this heritage of accumulated experience, my efforts would be feeble. As an engineer, I pledge to practice integrity and fair dealing, tolerance, and respect, and to uphold devotion to the standards and the dignity of my profession, conscious always that my skill carries with it the obligation to serve humanity by making the best use of Earth's precious wealth. As an engineer, I shall participate in none but honest enterprises. When needed, my skill and knowledge shall be given without reservation for the public good. In the performance of duty and in fidelity to my profession, I shall give the utmost.
[See the Order of the Engineer homepage.]
Dr Yeralan was the featured speaker of the Sustainability Week at the University of Missouri. Recognized by the Princeton Review as a "Sustainability Rockstar," the university is ranked to be one of the "greenest" campuses in the world. The week-long event (April 15-19, 2013) was organized by the student group Sustain Mizzou (http://sustainmizzou.students.missouri.edu/ ) and the Sustainability Office (http://sustainability.missouri.edu/ ) at the University of Missouri.
Dr Sencer Yeralan was an invited keynote speaker for the 2011 MMO EMYK Conference held in Izmir, Turkey between September 29 to October 1, 2011. The conference was on software tools for industrial and manufacturing engineering. In his presentation, Dr Yeralan emphasized the significant forces that are defining the spirit of our times, and how such forces may change the very models of software development.
Dr Sencer Yeralan was an invited keynote speaker for the MIT & SLIM 2011 Conference held in Slovenia in September 2011. His presentation, titled "Sustainability Performance Evaluation of Machine Tools" emphasized the need to develop sustainability measures and indexes that are suitable for the machine tool industry. The conference program is available on line.
Dr Yeralan was a keynote speaker at the First International Conference on Sustainable Life in Manufacturing (SLIM 2010) that was held on June 24-26, in Egirdir, Turkey. A conference program , as well as more information is available on the conference web site. The presentation is available as a single PDF document.
Dr. Yeralan was a speaker at the TEDx Bosphorus Conference in Istanbul, Turkey.
His talk focuesed on the process by which technologies develop, and the reciprocal relations between the social impact of new technologies and the process of technology development. He gave examples from significant historical milestones.
S. Yeralan and S. Mutlu appeared on the ART TV morning show on June 23, 2009 to discuss. The talk included aspects of the courseware being developed by Dr Yeralan at METU with the support of TUBITAK (Program 2221) and the University of Florida and Ms Mulu's comments on the course IE 499 from the students' perspective.
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