Dr. Birkan CAN

7+ years of experience in analytics and operations at the forefront of industry advancement and process excellence. Holds a PhD in Operations Research from University of Limerick (Limerick, Ireland) and a BSci in Engineering from Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey). His primary focus is on advancing machine learning in dynamic real-time industrial systems, primarily (not exclusively) for manufacturing and supply chain organisations. He has authored/co-authored over 8 scholarly papers. Birkan is also active in navigating leading-edge research initiatives from initial conception, scoping through data gathering, analysis, and modelling and executive-level reporting of outcomes, and engaging stakeholders at all organisational levels for member companies of Irish Centre for Manufacturing Research. 200+ hours of presenting on a wide variety of subjects including the integration of data-driven solutions to key industrial problems. Specialties: machine learning, predictive analytics, real-time data-driven decision support systems, big data, target oriented performance modelling, evolutionary algorithms.