Konak, Abdullah

Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
Mailing Address: 
212 Gaige Building

Abdullah Konak is a Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University Berks. Dr. Konak received his degrees in Industrial Engineering, B.S. from Yildiz Technical University, Turkey, M.S. from Bradley University, and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.  

Dr. Konak’s current research interest is in the application of Operations Research techniques to complex problems, including such topics as network design, network reliability, facilities design, green logistics, and data mining. Dr. Konak has published papers in journals such as IIE Transactions, Operations Research Letters, Informs Journal on Computing, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, International Journal of Production Research, and Production Economics. He has been a principle investigator in sponsored projects from the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Labor, and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance.  

Dr. Konak currently teaches courses on Database Management Systems, Information Security, and Technology-based Entrepreneurship. He is a member of IIE and INFORMS. 

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
M.S., Industrial Engineering, Bradley University
B.S., Industrial Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
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.