Sıla Çetinkaya is Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M. She is a department editor for IIE Transactions, an associate editor for Naval Research Logistics, and a member of the editorial board of International Journal of Inventory Research. She holds a Ph.D. (1996) in Management Science from McMaster University in Canada, an MS (1991) in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University in Turkey, and a B.S. (1989) in Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey.
Çetinkaya's research interests include supply chain management, inventory theory, and applied probability. Her publications appeared in Management Science, Operations Research, IIE Transactions, Naval Research Logistics, Production and Operations Management, Interfaces, European Journal of Operational Research, Operations Research Letters, Transportation Research-B, and Transportation Research-E among other reputable refereed journals. Her research and teaching activities have been supported by multiple grants from the US National Science Foundation, as well as by Texas Engineering Education Coordination Board, US Department of Education, and Frito-Lay, Pepsi-Co, and Nokia among other companies.
Çetinkaya received an NSF CAREER Award in 2001. In recognition for her scholarly accomplishments, she was named the Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer in Academia by IIE in 2003. She received the BP Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 2004 and E.D. Brockett Professorship in 2006. She was also named TEES Fellow (2006), Dwight Look College of Engineering Faculty Fellow (2003, 2006), and Head Faculty Fellow (2011). In 2012, she has been named a Fellow of the IIE for professional leadership and outstanding contributions to industrial engineering.