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Musa Caglar

Professor of Practice

Office Suite 412 GWBC - Room 412D
Phone (504) 247 11 79
Email mcaglar@tulane.edu
Website https://sites.google.com/view/musacaglar
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Biography

Musa Caglar is a Professor of Practice in Business Analytics and Management Science at the A. B. Freeman School, Tulane University. He has been serving on the faculty since January 2018. He teaches business analytics, business intelligence and web analytics courses at the A.B. Freeman School of Business.

He has ten years of non-academic professional experience in business analytics and evidence-based decision making. He completed his PhD. while he was working rigorously at The National Science Foundation equivalent of Turkey.

Conducting research and contributing to the literature of operations research and analytics are important to him. His research interests include application of optimization, simulation and machine learning algorithms to the practical analytics problems in public sector organizations, healthcare and finance. His research has been published in academic journals such as such as OR Spectrum, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, among others.

His recent ongoing collaborative research focuses on healthcare analytics. He and his colleagues apply machine learning and optimization algorithms on real data sets to assist decision making in public health policy and medical practice.

He earned his MS and PhD in Industrial Engineering (Operations Research and Management Science) at top-notch METU, Ankara, Turkey. He received his bachelor`s degree in Industrial Engineering (Operations & Supply Chain Management/Information Systems) from top-notch School of Management at ITU, Istanbul, Turkey.

Courses

  • Undergraduate Core Course
  • MGSC 3010 Intro to Business Analytics
  • Graduate Core Courses at Masters in Business Analytics program
  • MGSC 7100 SQL Data Fundamentals and Business Intelligence
  • MGSC 7340 Web Analytics

Contributions

International Experience

Dr. Caglar brings his international perspective to his work at Freeman. He was a project partner in an international project at European Union. He was a member of several OECD working groups: National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators, and Committee for Science and Technology Policy. He represented his home country in high-level meetings at NSF, NIH, DOE, and IBM Watson Research Center.

Practical Skills and Experience

Dr. Caglar has experience in programming languages and tools such as Python, SQL, VBA, C/C++ and he is also skilled with IBM CPLEX, Anaconda, Jupyter Notebooks, Google Colab, SPSS Modeler, Advanced Excel, and LaTeX. Students benefit from the perspective that comes from his ten years of non-academic professional experience.

Recent Ongoing Research

Dr. Caglar`s recent ongoing research focuses on healthcare analytics. He and his colleagues apply machine learning and optimization algorithms on real data sets to assist decision making in health policy and medical practice.

Research

Education & Affiliations

  • Ph.D. in IE (Operations Research and Management Science) at METU, 2016
  • M.S. in IE (Operations Research and Management Science) at METU, 2009
  • B.S. in IE (Operations & Supply Chain Management/Information Systems) at Istanbul Technical University, 2005
  • Affiliations:
  • INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and Management Science- Analytics Society and Data Mining Section
  • DSI-Decision Science Institute

Interests

Swimming with his sons regularly

Likes playing tennis

Likes walking and running regularly