Professor and Chair
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
University of California, Berkeley


Alper Atamturk is a Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998. His research spans optimization theory and methodologies broadly, including integer programming, sparse learning, network design, and optimization under uncertainty.

Dr. Atamturk is the current chair of the IEOR Department at Berkeley. He is the chair of the INFORMS Optimization Society and also serves as co-editor for Mathematical Programming, area editor for Mathematical Programming Computation, associate editor for Discrete Optimization and Journal of Risk; he served on the editorial boards of Networks, Operations Research, and Management Science. He is the director of the Berkeley Computational Optimization Lab. Dr. Atamturk is a Vannevar Bush Fellow of the US Department of Defense and a Fellow of INFORMS.