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College of Public Affairs

Sezgin Ayabakan

Sezgin Ayabakan

assistant professor
School of Public and International Affairs

Contact Information:

Phone: 410.837.5539

Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas
M.S., University of Florida
B.S., Bilkent University
Sezgin Ayabakan's C.V. (.pdf)

Sezgin Ayabakan is an assistant professor in the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore. He graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas (UT-Dallas) with a Ph.D. in Management Science (emphasis on Management Information Systems) in 2014. Prior to his Ph.D., Sezgin attended the University of Florida in Gainesville and received his M.S. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering in 2008. He also holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey.

Sezgin taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Information Systems both at the University of Baltimore and UT-Dallas. His broader research interests focus on the impact of health information technology initiatives on the cost and quality of healthcare delivery. His previous research utilized data analytics techniques in the healthcare and social media subjects in which he mastered various data analytics tools including SAS, Enterprise Miner, Weka and IBM Modeler. He also has an extensive operations research background and is well-versed in optimization tools such as Gauss and Matlab. He is currently working on a healthcare project that involves analysis of over 500,000 patient admission records from 68 hospitals in the North Texas region. In this research, he collaborated with researchers from the UT-Dallas and UT-Southwestern Medical Center and won the best conference paper runner-up award at the 2014 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Auckland, New Zealand.