Rector | Abdullah Gül University
İhsan Sabuncuoğlu is a Turkish academic in industrial engineering. He is the current rector of Abdullah Gul University. He received his B.S. and M.S degrees from Middle East Technical University, in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree from Wichita State University in 1989.
İhsan Sabuncuoğlu worked for Boeing, Pizza Hut and the National Institute of Health in the United States during his PhD studies. He joined Bilkent University in 1990. Between 1990 and 2013, he was a full time faculty member at Bilkent University Industrial Engineering Department where he became the chairman in 2006. He was the chairman of the first engineering department to be accredited by ABET in Turkey. In the meantime, he held visiting positions at Carnegie Mellon University in the United States, and at Institut Français de Mecanique Avancee (IFMA) in France.
As a person who highly gives importance to university-industry collaboration, he established university-industry collaboration center (USIM) in 2010. In addition to his appearance in the assessment committees of TUBITAK and KOSGEB, he gave consultancy services to major manufacturing and service companies for productivity improvement. He is on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management and Journal of Operations Management. He also acted as the conference chair in several industrial engineering conferences and workshops that were held in Turkey and worldwide.
Dr. Sabuncuoglu is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and Alpha Pi Mu (National Industrial Engineering Honour Society).