Tahsin Erkan TÜRE
Experience & Activities
He graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Mathematics in 1978. He studied at UC, Berkeley on a Fulbright scholarship, and received MA in Statistics (1980) and PhD in Theoretical Statistics (1982). After PhD, he worked at METU, Dept of Statistics from 1982 to 1986. Then he moved on to Yarmouk University in Jordan until fall 1987, from where he went to Sultan Qaboos University (Oman) to work as an assistant professor until 1994. He returned to Bilkent University’s College of Engineering, Dept of Industrial Engineering as an associate professor in 1994. In 1996 he became a full professor in Marmara University’s Faculty of Engineering. He was the Head of the Industrial Engineering Department, and the Quality Coordinator in the Engineering Faculty of Marmara University, which received European Quality Finalist Prize in the year 2000, the only higher education institute to receive such an award at that time. He was invited to be the Founding Rector of International University of Sarajevo from 2005 to 2008. Erkan Türe served the founding positions as the Provost and the Dean of the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Istanbul Şehir University, from August 2009 to September 2016. He established the engineering faculty, set up and directed the English Language School, and represented the university in many national organizations.In 2016, he took over as the Rector of International University of Sarajevo for a second time. He resigned in 2018 and returned home. His research interests are: Statistical design of experiments, quality management, and theory of statistics. During his part-time years in TÜSSİDE (TÜBİTAK) from 2000 to 2005, he was involved extensively in long-term strategic management, restructuring, self-assessment and process management projects with government organizations and private companies. He worked and taught in 11 universities in 5 countries. He taught courses in a broad spectrum from Mathematics and Statistics to Industrial Engineering.