Dr. Mecit Can Emre Simsekler
Dr. mecit can emre simsekler Associate Professor Industrial And Systems Engineering

Contact Information
emre.simsekler@ku.ac.ae +971 2 312 4058


Dr. Simsekler is an Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Khalifa University of Science and Technology. He is also a visiting scholar at Boston Children’s Hospital (Teaching Hospital of Harvard Medical School) and University College London (UCL) School of Management.

Dr. Simsekler obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2015. During his PhD, he was a visiting researcher in the Center for Medical Innovation System at the University of Tokyo and the Center for Patient Safety and Quality Research at Boston Children’s Hospital. After completing his PhD, he worked as a Research Associate at the UCL School of Management between 2015 and 2016.

Dr Simsekler’s research interests span healthcare analytics and management to improve operational and safety outcomes and accelerate risk-based decision-making. He explores the role of systems thinking, business analytics and disruptive technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, to leverage digital and sustainable transformation in building high-value health systems.

In line with his research activities, he teaches Healthcare Analytics Management and Healthcare Operations Management courses at undergraduate and graduate levels.

  • Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2015
  • M.Sc., University of Warwick, 2010
  • B.Sc., University of Istanbul, 2007

  • Healthcare Analytics and Management (ISYE 444)
  • Healthcare Operations Management (ESMA 671)
  • Production and Operations Management (ISYE 351)

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Research Center for Digital Supply Chain and Operations Management

Research Interests
  • Healthcare Analytics and Management
  • Healthcare Operations Management
  • Healthcare Risk Management
  • Digital Health Transformation
  • Patient Safety and Quality
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Systems Engineering
  • Future of Work in Healthcare

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Shahid Mohamed Parapurath Research Associate
Khaled Mohammed Toffaha PhD Candidate
Dima Tareq Al Absi PhD Candidate
Firda Rahmadani PhD Candidate
Additional Info

Dr Simsekler is the founder and director of the Healthcare Analytics and Management Initiative (HAMI), a platform engaging stakeholders from different disciplines and exploring innovative approaches to enhance the value of healthcare delivery. He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), and the European Operations Management Association (EUROMA).

Dr Simsekler is the recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Global Faculty Advisor Recognition Award from the IISE, the world's largest professional society for industrial and systems engineers.