Decision Science Lab

Building decision automation and optimization tools globally

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Decision Science Lab is an engineering firm that connects best decision science engineers and companies out of Turkey with tech companies in the US. It is managed by Cem Vardar who worked in US tech companies such as Intel and Carvana in engineering and leadership positions for more than 15 years. Most recently Cem built a highly effective decision science team in Carvana that developed the logistics optimization systems of Carvana. He also initiated and managed a large scale supply chain simulation modeling project for Carvana implemented by a Turkish software and research startup.
Turkey has multiple decision science and industrial engineering schools that act as de-facto feeder schools for PhD programs in elite engineering and business schools in the US. It is very common for 50% of top graduates out of these school to end up in US PhD programs. Some of these engineers go on to become academics in US or Turkey colleges or start working in tech companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google. The talented engineers that stay in Turkey make an amazing resource pool for decision science, optimization and operations research projects of US tech companies particularly startups.