ABOUT

Dr. Emrah Bulut is an Associate Professor of Shipping Business Management at Department of Business Administration of Yildiz Technical University. His research interests include Shipping Asset Management, Logistics Management, Maritime Economics and Forecasting. He also studies on the field of Behavioral Economics and Decision Making. He teaches courses in undergraduate and graduate Fundamental of Logistics Management, and Supply Chain Management.

Dr. Bulut received his bachelor degree from the Department of Maritime Transportation Management Engineering at Istanbul Technical University (2006). After that, he worked on board in the product tanker for one year to get shipping experience. He graduated from the Department of Maritime Transportation Engineering (MEng) in 2009.

In 2009, Dr. Bulut was awarded for the MSc/PhD scholarship at Kobe University by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. He moved to Kobe, Japan and completed his Master of Science degree (Hons) at the Department of Maritime Logistics, Kobe University in 2011. He received his Ph.D. at the Graduate School of Maritime Sciences, Kobe University. The dissertation title is the Economic Analysis on Ship Investment and Management Strategy of Dry Bulk Shipping.

Dr. Bulut contributes several studies related to the market entry-exit time on shipping, shipping investment strategy decision and ship valuation. He proposes and improves some methods for the decision support systems, group decision making under uncertainty and fuzzy time series forecasting. He has published articles in scholarly journals and conference such as International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Quality and Quantity, Expert Systems with Applications and Applied Soft Computing.

He is Associate Editor in the Journal of Yildiz Social Science Review and current Section-Editor of Maritime Economist Magazine. He has memberships of the American Finance Association (AFA), International Association of Maritime Economics (IAME) and Korean Association of Shipping and Logistics (KASL). His several studies were recognized with grants and contracts as well as several awards and honors.

Dr. Emrah Bulut is married to Özlem Bulut with one daughter.

EDUCATION

PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Maritime Science & Technology, Graduate School of Maritime Sciences, Kobe University, Japan, 2013.
“Economic Analysis on Ship Investment and Management Strategy of Dry Bulk Shipping.”

MSc

Maritime Science & Technology, Graduate School of Maritime Sciences, Kobe University, Japan, 2011.
“Multi Criteria Shipping Investment Analysis by Using Regime Switching Fuzzy AHP Model”

MEng.

Maritime Transportation Engineering, Institute of Science, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, 2009.
“Shipping Investment Analysis by Using TOPSIS Method”

BEng.

Maritime Transportation Management Engineering, Maritime College, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, 2006.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2015-Present

Assoc. Prof. Department of Business Administration, Yildiz Technical University.

2014-2015

Assist. Prof. Department of Business Administration, Yildiz Technical University.

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2007-2008

Project member of Risk analysis for the ship manoeuvring in ports. Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.

2007-2008

Operation Manager, Server Shipping Company, Turkey.

2006-2007

Third officer and Second officer on a tanker ship, Dunya Shipping Company, Turkey.

RESEARCH INTEREST

Shipping Asset Management (SAM)
Shipping Economy
Logistics Management
Behavioral Decision Making
Decision Support Systems (DSS)
Product and Service Quality Analyse
Time Series Forecasting
Fuzzy Time Series (FTS)

RESEARCH CONTRIBUTION

Generic Fuzzy-AHP (GF-AHP) with centric consistency index (CCI) and direct numerical inputs (DNI).
Decision Support System design for the shipping investment strategy (DS-Model).
Vector Autoregressive Fuzzy Integrated Logical Forecasting model (VAR-FILF).
Seasonal Fuzzy Integrated Logical Forecasting model (S-FILF).
Regime Switching Analytic Hierarchy Process design (RS-AHP).
Multi-Layer Quality Function Deployment (ML-QFD) model for quality management.

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER

Editorial Board Member, Maritime Business and Review, Emerald (2016-  )
Section Editor, Maritime Economics, (2015-)
Associate Editor, Yildiz Social Science Review, (2014-)
Reviewer committee, International Association of Maritime Economics, Virginia, (2014)

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE MEMBER

Keynote Speaker, “Maritime Logistics Market”, International Forum on Maritime Logistics of One Belt One Road (IFMLOBOR 2017).
Co-Chair, 2nd Annual International Conference on Social Sciences (AICSS), 2016.
Advisory Board Member of 5th International Conference on Leadership Technology, Innovation and Business Management, İstanbul, 2015.
Co-Chair, 1st Annual International Conference on Social Sciences (AICSS), 2014.
Conference Organization Committee Member of 4th International Conference on Leadership Technology, Innovation and Business Management, İstanbul, 2014.
Chairman, The Korean Association of Shipping & Logistics (KASL) Conference, 2013.
Organizing Committee of Model Economic Forum, 2013.

REVIEWER FOR;

Maritime Policy and Management, Taylor & Francis.
Maritime Economics and Logistics, Springer.
International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, Inderscience.
Journal of Transport Policy (JTRP), Elsevier B.V.
Journal of the Operational Research Society, Palgrave McMillan.
Asian Journal of Shipping & Logistics (AJSL), Elsevier B.V.
Transport Research Part A, Elsevier B.V.
Transport Research Part B, Elsevier B.V.
Transport Research Part D, Elsevier B.V.
European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), Elsevier B.V.
Fuzzy Sets and Systems (FSS), Elsevier B.V.
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IEEE Xplore.
Soft Computing, Springer.
International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems, World Scientific.