Research interests: Stochastic modeling and optimization, with applications in public policy and medical decision-making, healthcare operations, supply chain management, and logistics.

Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering 

Associate Professor of Health Sciences

Virginia Tech

250 Durham Hall (MC 0118)
1145 Perry Street
Blacksburg, VA  24061

Office:  213 Durham Hall
           (540) 231-9073

Email:  ebru [at]

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Ebru Bish, Ph.D.

Ebru K. Bish, Ph.D.

Recent News

The paper, "Robust postdonation blood screening under prevalence rate uncertainty" (with H. El-Amine and D. Bish, 2016 Pierskalla finalist), is forthcoming in Operations Research. Click here to read about this paper.

The paper, "Optimal risk-based group testing strategies, with equity considerations” (with H. Aprahamian and D. Bish), is a runner-up for the 2017 INFORMS Pierskalla Award  for the Best Paper in Healthcare. 

PhD students, Alba and Hadi, are INFORMS Bonder Scholars in Applied Operations Research in Health Services: Alba Rojas-Cordova is the 2016-2017 Bonder Scholar and Hadi El-Amine is the 2015-2016 Bonder Scholar. Congratulations Alba and Hadi!

PhD student, Hadi El-Amine, is the second-place winner in the 2016-2017 IISE Pritsker PhD Dissertation Competition.

The paper, Going beyond “same-for-all” testing of infectious agents in donated blood (with D. Bish, R. Xie, and S. Stramer, IIE Transactions, 46(11), 1147-1168, 2014)  is the Best Applications Paper in the IIE Transactions Focused Issue on Operations Engineering and Analytics, 2016.