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.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-RISE | Phase: MSCA-RISE-2016 | Award Amount: 1.86M | Year: 2017
The project trans-making aims to establish a multilateral network of research and innovation staff active in the fields of placemaking/place-based art activities as a space to create alternative narratives for social, economic and democratic renewal. It will investigate and experiment with placemaking to contribute actively to the democratization/well-being of society, educating and empowering individuals and disadvantaged minorities through research and production in the connection between art and new technologies. The objective is to strengthen research capacities, through exchange of knowledge and expertise between academic and non-academic partners from Europe and Third Countries in a shared research programme focused on: collecting, documenting / Exploring, experimenting / Performing / Designing. Trough those work programme of Research and Innovation, the consortium, academic and non-academics partners, aims to foster links between art and culture, economy, democracy and innovation at EU level and beyond. To foster entrepreneurial skills, risk taking adaptability, innovation capacity (economic, social and democratic). And it will contribute actively to education and empowerment of individuals and disadvantaged minorities trough research and production between art and new technologies. The project through its consortium will be to foster a better understanding and knowledge sharing between scientific community, stakeholders and policy-makers. Which will be achieved with the respective networks of the involved partners. The final aim of trans-making will be to establish a long term collaboration among the partners in order to have a scientific and innovative worldwide community devoted to the research, (including art-based research), innovation, education activity in the matters concerned by the project. Moreover, the proposed measures of the project will be conceived in order to have the widest possible impact of the society.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: LCE-31-2016-2017 | Award Amount: 4.00M | Year: 2016
ECHOES is a multi-disciplinary research project providing policy makers with comprehensive information, data, and policy-ready recommendations about the successful implementation of the Energy Union and SET plan. Individual and collective energy choices and social acceptance of energy transitions are analysed in a multi-disciplinary process including key stakeholders as co-constructors of the knowledge. To account for the rich contexts in which individuals and collectives administer their energy choices, ECHOES utilizes three complementary perspectives: 1) individual decision-making as part of collectives, 2) collectives constituting energy cultures and life-styles, and (3) formal social units such as municipalities and states. To reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a better Energy Union, system change is required. While technological change is a key component in this change, successful implementation of that change relies on the multi-disciplinary social science knowledge that ECHOES produces. Therefore, three broad technological foci which will run as cross-cutting issues and recurrent themes through ECHOES: smart energy technologies, electric mobility, and buildings. All three technology foci address high impact areas that have been prioritised by national and international policies, and are associated with great potential savings in greenhouse gas emissions. ECHOES uniquely comprehensive methodological approach includes a representative multinational survey covering all 28 EU countries plus Norway and Turkey, syntheses of existing data and literature, policy assessments, as well as quantitative experiments, interviews, netnography, focus groups, workshops, site visits and case studies in eight countries. All data collected in the project will be systematised in a built-for-purpose database that will serve both as an analytical tool for the project and as a valuable resource for stakeholders and researchers after the projects lifetime.
Kasimbeyli R.,Izmir University of Economics
Journal of Global Optimization | Year: 2013
This paper presents the conic scalarization method for scalarization of nonlinear multi-objective optimization problems. We introduce a special class of monotonically increasing sublinear scalarizing functions and show that the zero sublevel set of every function from this class is a convex closed and pointed cone which contains the negative ordering cone. We introduce the notion of a separable cone and show that two closed cones (one of them is separable) having only the vertex in common can be separated by a zero sublevel set of some function from this class. It is shown that the scalar optimization problem constructed by using these functions, enables to characterize the complete set of efficient and properly efficient solutions of multi-objective problems without convexity and boundedness conditions. By choosing a suitable scalarizing parameter set consisting of a weighting vector, an augmentation parameter, and a reference point, decision maker may guarantee a most preferred efficient or properly efficient solution. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kilic G.,Izmir University of Economics
NDT and E International | Year: 2014
This paper presents the results of the application of several Non-Destructive Techniques (NDT) on the Pentagon Road Bridge, in Chatham, Kent, England. This provides crucial structural information such as rebar position, moisture ingress and deflection. A FEM (Finite Element Model) of the bridge was created using data from the visual inspection and was parameterised and calibrated using information gather from the NDT results. The results of all of the above are compared in order to identify the portion of the bridge which had undergone the greatest amount of deterioration. This process forms the basis for the integrated bridge health mechanism proposed by this paper. © Published by Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.
Eryilmaz S.,Izmir University of Economics
Mathematical and Computer Modelling | Year: 2010
In this paper, we obtain representations for the reliability of consecutive type systems as a mixture of the reliability of order statistics whenever the systems consist of exchangeable components. The representations enable us to compute the reliability of linear and circular consecutive systems in a simple way. Furthermore the limiting behaviour of these systems can be evaluated and stochastic ordering results can be established with the help of these mixture representations. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.