Dr. A. Akgunduz

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Concordia University



01/03-Present Concordia University, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Montreal, Quebec


          Associate Dean-Academic Programs since June 2012

          Responsible for overseeing:

·         Curriculum development

·         Accreditation process

·         Improving student engagement


          Associate Professor since June 2008

          Assistant Professor and Co-Op Program Director – January 2003- May 2008

·         Teaching Undergraduate and Graduate courses

·         Conducting research in the areas of Airline Operations, Railways operations; Lean manufacturing; Customer driven product design

·         Supervising MASc and PhD students

·         Serving the Department and Faculty through various committees including:

o   Current Responsibilities

§  Faculty rep in Senate

§  Member of Senate Steering Committee

o   Previous Responsibilities

§  First Year Program Director

§  Member of Department Personal Committee

§  Member of Department Curriculum Committee

§  Department Rep in Faculty Tribunal Committee

§  Chair of Department Design and Award Committee

§  Co-Op Program Director for 4 years

§  Member of Graduate Studies Committee

§  Faculty rep in NSERC Scholarship Selection Committee

§  Department rep in Faculty Council


·         Supervised several industry projects including Pratt & Whitney Canada and Aéroport de Montréal


06/09-05/10     TOBB ETU University, Department of Industrial Engineering, Ankara, Turkey

            Visiting Associate Professor

Helped the university to establish following courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels

·         Lean Manufacturing

·         Airline Management

·         Revenue Management and Decision Models

Conducted research in information systems management, lean manufacturing, inventory control and scheduling

Supervised two industry projects

·         TAI: Supply Chain Management

·         MAN Bus Assembly Plant: Lean Manufacturing and Scheduling


06/01-12/02     United Airlines World Headquarters, Information Services Division; Chicago, Illinois

Analyst-Research and Development in Revenue Management

Worked closely with airline scheduling and demand forecasting teams.

Projects involved:

o   Developed mathematical and simulation models for revenue management

o   Involved in data analysis for demand forecasting, pricing and capacity allocation

o   Used simulation techniques to introduce more profitable pricing policies

o   Developed software for optimizing airline revenue

o   Worked on the development of new revenue optimization systems and maintenance of the existing systems


01/97-05/01     The University of Illinois at Chicago; Chicago, Illinois

Instructor (Spring 2001 semester)

Probability and Statistics for Engineers

Research and teaching assistant

Design and Manufacturing using Virtual Reality


1999 Summer  General Electric Transportation Systems (GETS); Erie, Pennsylvania

Intern Industrial Engineer

Developed a simulation model of the electrical wheel engine manufacturing process in ProModel as part of a Six-Sigma project


08/95-04/96     R. J. O’Brien, Chicago Illinois;

Floor Clerk at Chicago Board Of Trade

Client-Broker financial market liaison


03/95-07/95     Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Illinois;

Teaching and Research Assistant

Research in Operations Management and teaching support


9/92- 2/ 93       TEPE Company, Ankara Turkey;

Operations Manager and Chief of Inventory

Scheduled outbound logistics, allocated and scheduled staff, and strategic critical-time inventory control for shipment of stock items is performed