Ridvan Gedik

Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, David P. and Constance W. Lyons Endowed Chair in Logistics

Teaching is part of my career ambitions and complementary to my research activities. It provides a unique opportunity to share the excitement of knowledge with curious student minds. In my courses, I like to put my students in decision making roles via simulations, games and case study discussions. It is a tremendous joy witnessing how much students can accomplish once they are motivated and engaged in and out of their comfort zones.

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Ridvan Gedik is Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management and holds The David P. and Constance W. Lyons Endowed Chair in Logistics at Florida Southern College. Prior to his current role, he served as a tenure track assistant professor of management at Quinnipiac University, CT where he was responsible for building the new analytics-oriented BS degree in Supply Chain Management curriculum. He also worked as an assistant professor at the University of New Haven, CT, and as an assistant research professor at the Institute for Systems Engineering Research, a joint institution housed by the US Army Corps of Engineers and Mississippi State University (MSSTATE). 

Dr. Gedik's primary research interests include developing efficient solution techniques for large-scale optimization problems in the application areas of supply chain management, military logistics, healthcare, manufacturing and homeland security. He is also interested in developing and implementing machine learning models for transportation (road and airline) safety problems and sports. Dr. Gedik has published several articles and proceedings in many different venues and secured funding from agencies and companies such as the United Airlines, the US Army Research Office, MSSTATE’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems.


Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 
M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 
B.S., Industrial Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey 

Publications and Exhibitions

Lamichhane, S., Egilmez, G., Gedik, R., Bhutta, M.K.S., Erenay, B., Benchmarking OECD countries’ sustainable development performance: A goal-specific principal component analysis approach, Journal of Cleaner Production, 287, 2021, 125040, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.125040.

Ausseil, R., Gedik R., Bednar, A., Cowan, M., Identifying sucient deception in military logistics, Expert Systems with Applications, Volume 141, 2020, 112974, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2019.112974.

Ezici, B., Egilmez, G. and Gedik, R., Assessing the eco-efficiency of US manufacturing industries with a focus on renewable vs. non-renewable energy use: An integrated time series MRIO and DEA approach. Journal of Cleaner Production, 253, 119630, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119630.

Egilmez, G., Oztanriseven, F., Gedik, R., Energy Climate Water Nexus: A Global Sustainability Impact Assessment of the U.S. Manufacturing, Engineering Management Journal, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1080/10429247.2020.1758539.

Gedik, R., Kirac, E., Oztanriseven, F., A Constraint Programming Approach for the Team Orienteering Problem with Mandatory Visits, International Journal of Operational Research, 2020, (forthcoming), DOI: 10.1504/IJOR.2020.10030954.

Gedik, R., Kalathia, D., Egilmez, G., Kirac, E., A constraint programming approach for solving unrelated parallel machine scheduling problem. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 121, 139-149, 2018.

Egilmez, G., Bhutta, K., Erenay, B., Park, Y., Gedik, R., Carbon Footprint Stock Analysis of US Manufacturing: A Time Series Input-Output LCA. Industrial Management & Data Systems, 117(5), 2017.

Egilmez, G., Ghani, N. M. A. M. A., Gedik, R., Layer analysis of CO2 sources in the US economic supply chains: an input output LCA study. Industrial Management & Data Systems, 117(10), 2171-2193, 2017.

Gedik, R., Kirac, E., Milburn, A. B., Rainwater, C., A constraint programming approach for the team orienteering problem with time windows. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 107, 178-195, 2017.

Gedik, R., Zhang, S., Rainwater, C., Strategic level proton therapy patient admission planning: A Markov decision process modeling approach. Health Care Management Science, 20 (2), 286-302, 2017.

Gedik R., Rainwater C., Nachtmann H. and Pohl E.A., Analysis of a Parallel Machine Scheduling Problem with Sequence Dependent Setup Times and Job Availability Intervals. European Journal of Operational Research, 251(2), 640-650, 2016.

Marufuzzaman, M., Gedik, R., Roni, M. S., A Benders based rolling horizon algorithm for a dynamic facility location problem. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 98, 462-469, 2016.

Gedik R., Medal H., Rainwater C., Pohl E.A., and Mason S.J., Vulnerability assessment and re-routing of freight trains under disruptions: A coal supply chain network application. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 71:45-57, 2014.

Nachtmann H., Mitchell K.N., Rainwater C., Gedik R., and Pohl E.A., Optimal dredge fleet scheduling within environmental work windows. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2426:11-19, 2014.