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
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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. (2014). Two-Edge Disjoint Survivable Network Design Problem with Relays: A Hybrid Genetic Algorithm and Lagrangian Heuristic Approach, Engineering Optimization, 46(1), 130-145.
Konak, A., Clark, T., and Nasereddin, M. (2014). Using Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle to Improve Student Learning in Virtual Computer Laboratories, Computers and Education, 27, 11-22.
Kulturel-Konak, S. and Konak, A. (2013). Linear Programming Based Genetic Algorithm for the Unequal Area Facility Layout Problem, International Journal of Production Research,51(14), 4302-4324.