Fatih Rahim, Ph.D.

Chief Solutions Architect
Machine Learning and AI

Fatih Rahim is the chief solutions architect of SmartOpt.

Prior to joining SmartOpt, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Koç University. He has been working with Prof. Dr. Metin Türkay since 2012.

He is an expert in developing mathematical models for real-world problems in a variety of sectors and their optimization using state-of-the-art solvers, in addition to designing algorithms, especially for combinatorial optimization problems. He has experience in building efficient solutions for location routing in glass recycling, vehicle routing in daily operations for a global white appliances producer and a cosmetics company. In addition to routing, he has developed a forecasting tool applicable to a wide range of industries.

Fatih holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Program from Koç University. During his Ph.D., he developed novel optimization models and algorithms for Multi-Class Data Classification, a well-known problem in Machine Learning, and implemented them as a desktop application. He received BSc and MSc degrees in Industrial Engineering from Middle East Technical University. He has published articles in scholarly journals such as Annals of Operations Research and RAIRO-Operations Research. He contributed to several international conferences as a speaker in the USA and Europe.