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Darla Moore School of Business


Pelin Pekgun

Title: Faculty Director, Master of Science in Business Analytics Program
Associate Professor
Department: Management Science
Darla Moore School of Business
Phone: 803-777-2648
Office: DMSB 401A
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Pelin Pekgun


Pelin Pekgun is an associate professor of management science at the Moore School. She was formerly a visiting assistant professor in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. She received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial and systems engineering from Georgia Tech, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in industrial engineering from Bogazici University.

Prior to joining academia, Pekgun led the operations research team in North America at JDA Software’s Pricing and Revenue Management Group, where she worked in a variety of projects including markdown pricing for retail; forecasting and price optimization for hospitality, travel, golf, and other leisure industries. Her work with the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group on stay night price optimization was a finalist for the 2012 INFORMS Franz Edelman Award and the 2013 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Practice Award.

Pekgun’s research interests include applications of management science and operations research in supply chain management, pricing and revenue management, and marketing/operations interface. Her research has appeared in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Interfaces and IIE Transactions. She was awarded honorable mention for the INFORMS George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award in 2008, and won the IIE Transactions Best Paper Award in Scheduling and Logistics with co-authors Pinar Keskinocak and Paul M. Griffin in 2009. She was also a finalist for the Journal of Operations Management Jack Meredith Best Paper Award with co-authors Guangzhi Shang, Mark Ferguson and Michael Galbreth in 2018.

Pekgun currently serves as an Associate Editor for Decision Sciences and Interfaces, and the topical editor for Applications with Societal Impact for the Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. She also serves as the chair of the INFORMS Membership and Member Services Committee, the VP of Communications for the POMS College of Supply Chain Management, a member of the Council of INFORMS Section on Practice, and a member of the INFORMS Franz Edelman Award committee.


Pekgun’s research interests include applications of management science and operations research in pricing and revenue management, supply chain management, marketing/operations interface, humanitarian logistics and behavioral operations management.


  • Ph.D., Georgia Tech, 2007
  • M.S., Georgia Tech, 2005
  • M.S., Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2001
  • B.S., Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2000

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