Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
M.S., Industrial Engineering, Bradley University
B.S., Industrial Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
Office: 212 Gaige Building
Dr. Abdullah Konak is an Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State Berks. Dr. Konak's current research has been concentrated on two main areas, network reliability analysis and applied optimization. His network reliability research primarily focuses on developing efficient techniques to evaluate reliability/ performability of large-scale networks. His optimization research interest is int he application of traditional optimization approaches such as linear and integer programming, and meta-heuristic approaches such as evolutionary computing, tabu search, and neural networks to complex engineering problems, including such topics as network optimization, reliability optimization, scheduling, facilities design, and data mining.
Dr.Konak currently teaches courses in Networking/Telecommunications, Information Assurance and Security, and Business Process Modeling. He has also taught courses in Operations Research, Reliability, Production Planning, and Probability.
Most Recent Publications:
Konak, A. (2012) “Network Design Problem with Relays: A Genetic Algorithm with a Path-Based Crossover and a Set Covering Formulation,” European Journal of Operational Research, 218(3), 829-837.
Konak, A., Kulturel-Konak, S., and Levitin, G., (2012) "Multi-objective Optimization of Linear Multi-state Multiple Sliding Window System," Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 98(1), 24-24.
Konak, A., Bartolacci, M.R., and Gavish, B., (2011) "A Dynamic Programming Approach for Batch Sizing in a Multi-Stage Production Process with Random Yields," Applied Mathematics and Computation, 218(4),1399-1406.
Konak, A. (2011) "Predicting Coverage in Wireless Local Area Networks with Obstacles using Kriging and Neural Networks," International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation, 3(4), 224-230.
Dengiz, O., Konak, A., Smith A.E. (2011). "Connectivity Management in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Using Particle Swarm Optimization," Ad Hoc Networks Journal, 9(7), 1312-1326.
Konak, A. and Kulturel-Konak, S. (2011). "Reliable Server Assignment in Networks using Nature Inspired Metaheuristics," IEEE Transactions on Reliability, 60(2), 381-393.
Kulturel-Konak, S. and Konak, A. (2011). "A New Relaxed Flexible Bay Structure Representation and Particle Swarm Optimization for the Unequal Area Facility Layout Problem," Engineering Optimization, 43(12), 1263-1287.
Konak, A. and Smith, A.E. (2011). "Efficient Optimization of Reliable 2-Node Connected Networks: A Bi-objective Approach," Informs Journal on Computing, 23(3), 430-445.
Kulturel-Konak, S. and Konak, A. (2011). "Unequal Area Flexible Bay Facility Layout using Ant Colony Optimization," International Journal of Production Research, 49(7), 1877-1902.