H. Kemal İlter, BEng, MBA, PhD
Senior Member, ACM

I may introduce myself as an interdisciplinary researcher. I am boldly using some metaphors from physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics domains in my workings such as fitness landscapes. I like to create systems in all meaning and I am working with more theoretical style than practical.

I can say that my research interests take place in three main research domains: Operations management (supply chain management, complexity in operations systems), Operations research (decision processes, queuing systems, simulation) and Information systems (artificial agents).

Current Project

I am currently working on a project (SCOM - Ontological Supply Chain Management Model) which aims to create a dynamic model for tracking and tracing product/service, members, flow and operations of a supply chain with an upper ontology. It will hopefully let us to track any product/service and to trace its all physical, social or mental components (raw materials, parts, know-how, patents, managerial strategy etc.) efficiently.

We may use outputs of this project in the future to track or trace almost all properties in a not-usual supply chain and operations management, such as interstellar supply chains (eg. raw materials from the planet Mars), health-related supply chains (eg. blood products), food management (eg. genetic structures of agricultural products), environmental issues of production systems (eg. nuclear power usage in a production process) and protection of art and artistic materials (eg. tracing an artifact).


"Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success, for everything in the world. Seeking a guide except science is negligence, ignorance, heresy."

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand."

— Albert Einstein

"If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me."

— William Shakespare

"If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics."

— Francis Bacon

"Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something."

— Thomas A. Edison

"Every word or concept, clear as it may seem to be, has only a limited range of applicability."

— Werner Heisenberg

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit."

— Aristotle

Bonus: Poetry