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Academic Specialization: Operations Management
Research interests: Empirical operations, agricultural productivity & sustainability, poverty alleviation in smallholder value chains, development policy, Big Data in agriculture, journalism business models, politics & operations
Canberk Ucel is an Assistant Professor at Bilkent University with a strong interest in agricultural sustainability and productivity. He leverages proprietary, granular farm operations data through several industry partnerships he built during his doctoral studies, as well as extensive field work, to generate practical recommendations for farmers, companies and policymakers to advance key economic, social and environmental goals. He advocates agriculture as a fruitful context for managerial and operational research with potential to generate significant societal impact. He completed his PhD and MS in Operations, Information and Decisions at Wharton in 2022, and also holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University. His teaching experience spans various MBA and undergraduate courses at Wharton related to operations, global supply chains, and business analytics, and includes writing teaching cases, migrating courses online, and designing and teaching case discussions and classes, and he is currently designing and teaching the graduate data analytics course at Bilkent.