I'm an operations researcher currently located in Melbourne, Australia, where I'm employed as a staff level researcher working on rail planning problems at Navis.
I hold a BSc in Computer Science & Philosophy (Monash), a Masters in Statistics and Operations Research (RMIT), and a PhD in Operations Research (RMIT).
My research interests include mathematical optimisation, network design problems, as well as other decision problems. I also have an interest in agent based simulation and reinforcement learning.
Previously I worked for Biarri, also on rail planning problems, lectured in computer science at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), was a sessional academic at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), and held a studentship at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) during my PhD.
I was an early (4th) employee at carsales.com Ltd. where I worked from 1999 until 2010 (post ASX listing).
I run a lot, and compete in trail races and ultramarathons. I also enjoy hiking, and motorcycling.
Students interested in pursuing a PhD in operations research under the dual supervision of Associate Professor Melih Ozlen and me are encouraged to get in contact. Funding is typically available for high quality candidates.