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Izmir University of Economics was established in 2001 by the Izmir Chamber of Commerce Education and Health Foundation. The University has the official aim to raise participative and creative individuals who are loyal to Ataturk's principles and revolutions. The university is the first foundation university of Izmir and the Aegean Region. Izmir University of Economics is also the first specialization university of Turkey. It was planning to establish a university in Goslar, Germany by 2007, but these plans have not materialized yet as of 2008. Wikipedia.

Aydemir N.,Izmir University of Economics
Epilepsy and Behavior | Year: 2011

The aims of the study described here were to investigate familiarity with, knowledge of, and attitudes toward epilepsy and to assess indicators of positive attitudes toward epilepsy. Questionnaires previously developed for the Turkish population were used to assess knowledge and attitudes. Data were collected from 1354 randomly selected adults. Three-quarters of the sample had heard something about epilepsy, and almost half of the sample personally knew someone with epilepsy. The sample had a moderate level of knowledge of and favorable attitudes toward epilepsy in general. Variables that predicted positive attitudes were young age, male gender, and high level of knowledge of epilepsy. The results for both knowledge and attitudes indicate that the findings of the study are largely in line with previous studies, but where there is wide variability among previous findings, the findings for the Turkish population lie, just as Turkey does geographically, between those of the East and West. © 2010 Elsevier Inc. Source

Eryilmaz S.,Izmir University of Economics
IEEE Transactions on Reliability | Year: 2010

We study the conditional lifetimes of consecutive k-out-of- n systems. We provide explicit representations for the conditional survival functions of these systems when 2k ≥ n. The mean residual life functions are obtained, and ordering results are provided. A signature-based evaluation of residual lifetimes is also presented, and some stochastic comparison results are obtained for particular consecutive systems. © 2010 IEEE. Source

Bayramoglu I.,Izmir University of Economics
IEEE Transactions on Reliability | Year: 2013

The reliability and mean residual life of complex systems are discussed. These systems consist of n elements each having two s -dependent subcomponents. The reliability of such systems involves the distributions of bivariate order statistics, and are connected with a bivariate binomial distribution. The mean residual life function of complex systems with intact components at time t is also discussed. Some examples and graphical representations are given. © 1963-2012 IEEE. Source

Eryilmaz S.,Izmir University of Economics
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability | Year: 2010

This paper presents an overview of the research performed on reliability studies of consecutive k-out-of-n and related systems during the last decade. In particular, methods for reliability evaluation, importance and optimal arrangements of components, lifetime distribution, and stochastic orderings of such systems are presented, also research results on related systems are summarized. Source

Simsekoglu O.,Izmir University of Economics
Traffic Injury Prevention | Year: 2015

Objective: The present study aimed to investigate the role of pedestrian attitudes and personality traits (social conformity and empathy) on pedestrian behaviors in a Turkish sample. An equally important aim of the study was to examine the association between pedestrian and driver behaviors.Method: The sample included 289 road users including pedestrians and drivers (169 females and 120 males). The participants’ age ranged from 15 to 78 years (M = 32.00, SD = 13.89). Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire.Results: A regression analysis showed that increased age, high level of satisfaction with traffic infrastructure and environment, safer attitudes toward pedestrian violations, and empathy were negatively related to risky pedestrian behaviors, whereas social conformity was positively related. Attitudes were the strongest predictor of pedestrian behaviors. In addition, bivariate correlation analysis showed that all dimensions of pedestrian and driver behaviors were positively correlated with each other, which indicates that a tendency to take risks remains the same regardless of the road user role (i.e., driver vs. pedestrian).Conclusions: Attitudes are strong predictors of pedestrian behaviors. A tendency to take risks as a pedestrian and as a driver is correlated. Results are discussed for their implications to traffic safety campaigns targeting increased pedestrian safety. © 2015, Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Source

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