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Niyazi Onur Bakir - CREATE Post-Doctoral Researcher

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Niyazi Onur Bakir is a postdoctoral research associate at University of Southern California Center for Homeland Security (CREATE). His area of study is economics of border security and evaluation of alternatives to prevent illegal introduction of weapons into United States. His research interests include decision making under uncertainty, probabilistic modeling, stochastic processes and economics of information. Prior to joining University of Southern California, he worked as postdoctoral research associate at Texas A&M University.

He received a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University in August 2004. Dr. Bakir studied evaluation of information alternatives for a risk-averse decision maker and impact of information acquisition in risky insurance decisions. Dr. Bakir also taught courses at Texas A&M University and is a member of Informs and IIE. He also holds an M.S. degree in Economics from Texas A&M University and a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University in Turkey. In summer 2004, he worked as a visiting scholar at General Motors R&D. He conducted research on production disruption risks as a part of enterprise risk management program.
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