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Dr. Elif Kongar is a Professor of Technology Management and Mechanical Engineering, and Chair of the Technology Management Department at the School of Engineering, University of Bridgeport. Dr. Kongar has been utilizing various quantitative and qualitative tools and techniques in her interdisciplinary and technology-driven research. She has published over one hundred well-cited papers in scholarly journals and conference proceedings. Her research areas include economically and environmentally sustainable waste recovery systems and operations, disassembly sequencing and planning, electronic waste, performance evaluation, big data and data analytics, quality improvement, engineering education programs, female participation and efficiency in engineering disciplines, and K-12 STEM education. Dr. Kongar is the Department Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and an active member of various national and international technical committees, advisory boards, program committees and editorial boards.
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, 2003
M.S., Industrial Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, 1997
B.S., Industrial Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, 1995
Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Operations Research, Decision Theory, Forecasting Techniques, Mathematical Statistics and Reliability, Service Management and Engineering, Data Visualization and Analysis, Simulation and Modeling.
Honors and Awards:
Third Place, Moizuddin Syed, Adviser: Elif Kongar, “MEP Progress Tracking Drone”, 23rd Annual Connecticut Business Plan Competition, April 2020.
Recognition of Exemplary Service, University of Bridgeport, November 2017.
Nominee, Northeast Council of Graduate School (NAGS), Outstanding Graduate Professor Award, 2014.
Connecticut Technology Council 2014 Women of Innovation® award recipient, March 27, 2014.
2013 Petit Foundation, Women of Science award finalist.
PI, Kongar, E., Co-PI: Duman, G.M., UB & UB Partners CTNext Innovation Grant Program Application, Project Title: A Decision Support System Application for Performance Evaluation: An Intelligent Multi-Attribute Decision Making Approach, Total Amount Requested: $5,000, Fall 2018, Funded.
PI, Duman, G.M., Responsible Faculty: Elif Kongar, North Pie Inc. Dba Dominos, “A Decision Support System for Performance Evaluation: An Intelligent Multi-Criteria Decision Making Approach”, Spring 2018, $1,000, Funded.
Hersh, Israel, Responsible Faculty: Elif Kongar, Company Liaison: Israel HERSH, Research Assistant: Zapata-Roldan, Felipe, “An applied research on Business Case building for IT testing services”, $10,000, TekVizion Grant, Funded, Spring-Fall 2017. Zapata-Roldan, Felipe, Faculty Advisor: Elif Kongar, Application & Submission, “An applied research on Business Case building for IT testing services”, $10,800, TekVizion Grant, Funded, 1/2/2017-12/29/2017.
Subcontract Investigator, Project Title: Bridgeport City School District’s Magnet Schools Project (2013-2016), Develop and design career-relevant courses for the Fairchild Wheeler Aerospace & Hydrospace Engineering School; Provide consultation and advice for school faculty on relevant topics, Department of Education (Federal Award), University of Bridgeport sub-contract, $377,216, Funded, 2014 – 2016.