Building innovation management and new product development systems for small-/mid-sized firms; multiple-criteria decision making (MCDM) methods integrated with/out fuzzy logic in the field of industrial engineering, such as AHP, ANP and so on; simulation of manufacturing systems; computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM); computer integrated manufacturing (CIM).
Zeki Ayag, Ph.D., P.Eng. is currently as a Full Professor of Industrial Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Kadir Has University. Before, he served as Director of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering and Founding Chairman of Industrial Engineering at the same university. He holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering, a Masters in Engineering Management, and a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering. In addition to his academic experience, he has national and international industrial experience such as; Design Engineer in Magna International, Inc. (Canada), Engineering Designer in Mold-Masters Ltd. (Canada), Cutting Tool Design Department Head in Makina Takim Endustrisi A.S., and Quality Assurance Engineer in Pimas A.S. He taught various courses in the field of industrial engineering. He has also published many articles in the leading periodical journals mainly in the field of industrial engineering, indexed by SCI®) and SCI-E®. In addition, he is an active referee for the leading journals. Moreover, he has given many seminars on his interest fields with numerous publications in conference and congress proceedings. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) from the Society of Professional Engineers in Ontario (PEO) in Canada. He is Senior Member of Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). He was Area Editor of Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, and currently is Associate Editor in Advances in Fuzzy Systems, former EBM of International Journal of Production Research, and in different capacities for other journals. He also serves as Program Evaluator for MÜDEK (Association of Evaluation and Accreditation of Engineering Programs), and Institutional External Evaluation Team Leader/Evaluator for YÖK (Council of Higher Education in Turkey) Quality Council.
Full Professor of Industrial Engineering
Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Canada
Team Leader/Evaluator for YÖK Quality Council
Mentor for InoSuit Program by TIM & Sabanci University
Evaluator for MÜDEK and Innovation Expert for SMEs