Konak, Abdullah

Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
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Gaige, 212

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.  Prior to his current position, he taught at Auburn University. Dr. Konak also held visiting positions at Lehigh University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.     

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 leading journals such as Operations Research Letters, Informs Journal on Computing, Europan Journal of
Operations Research, Computers and Operations Research, IIE Transactions, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, International Journal of Production Research, and Production  Economics. He has been a principal investigator in sponsored projects from the National Science Foundation, the National Security Agency, the US Department of Labor, and Venture Well.

Dr. Konak currently teaches courses on Database Management Systems, Cybersecurity, Agent Based Modelling, and Entrepreneurship. He is a member of IISE, INFORMS, and IEEE.


Konak, A., Kulturel-Konak, S., Nasereddin, M., Bartolacci, MR. (2017). “Impact of Collaborative Work on Technology Acceptance: A Case Study from Virtual Computing,” Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 16, 15-29.

Konak, A. and Bartolacci, MR. (2016). “Using a Virtual Computing Laboratory to Foster Collaborative Learning for Information Security and Information Technology Education,” Journal of Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice, Vol. 2016: No. 1, Article 2, 1-25.

Xioa, Y. and Konak, A. (2016). “The heterogeneous green vehicle routing and scheduling problem with time-varying traffic congestion,” Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 88, 146–166.


Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

M.S., Industrial Engineering, Bradley University

B.S., Industrial Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey