Mazhar Arikan

Associate Professor
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 3134
University of Kansas


Academic Areas

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management


  • Ph.D. in Operations Management, Purdue University (2011)
  • M.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Miami (2005)
  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (2002)

Research Interests

  • Supply chain management
  • Stochastic Modeling of Service Systems
  • Empirical Research in Operations Management
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Airline Operations/Scheduling/Economics
  • Analytical and Empirical Study of Delivery of Healthcare Services

Selected Publications

Arikan, M. Ata, B. Friedewald, J. J., & Parker, R. P. (2018). Enhancing Kidney Supply Through Geographic Sharing in the United States. Production and Operations Management, 27(12), 2103-2121.

Nicolae, M. Arikan, M. Deshpande, V. & Ferguson, M. (2017). Do bags fly free? An empirical analysis of the operational implications of airline baggage fees. Management Science, 63(10), 3187-3206.

Arikan, M. Deshpande, V. & Sohoni, M. (2013). Building Reliable Air-Travel Infrastructure Using Empirical Data and Stochastic Models of Airline Networks. Operations Research, 61(1), 45-64.

Deshpande, V. & Arikan, M. (2012). The Impact of Airline Flight Schedules on Flight Delays. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 14(3), 423-440.

Arikan, M. & Erkoc, M. (2005). Inventory Control with Advance Ordering and Expedited Replenishments. In Proceedings of the 14th Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 14-18 2005. Atlanta, GA.

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