Dr. Alp Akçay

Alp Akcay is an assistant professor in the Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control group at Eindhoven University of Technology.  He has received his Ph.D. in Operations Management from Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests include statistical decision making under uncertainty, simulation design and analysis, and data-driven operations management with applications in inventory control, supply chain planning, and condition-based maintenance.



  • D11700 – Operations research
  • Simulation based optimization
  • Data-driven operations management


Research group: OPAC: Maintenance & Manufacturing

OPAC research on maintenance and manufacturing revolves around improvement and integration of manufacturing and maintenance planning, thus facilitating the optimization of a factory as a whole, instead of sub-optimizing business units and processes separately. Integrated planning will lead to higher and more flexible production capacity and more efficient maintenance. The focus is on high-tech industry. Data driven research is centered around the following challenges:

  • Development of data-collection and data-aggregation techniques for production and maintenance models
  • Implementation of advanced prediction and estimation techniques (e.g. failures, wear out, demand)
  • Creation of data-drivenintegrated prediction and optimization models

Our missionis to produce high quality research results that lead to the development of a data-driven decision-making framework at operational and tactical level to support integrated production planning and predictive maintenance, and to publish

Assistant professor
Operations Research
Decision science
Application Area

Alp Akcay
Contact information

E: a.e.akcay@tue.nl