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Memorial Scholarship Established for LPS Director Altiok
April 17, 2012 – The entire Rutgers community was shocked and saddened to learn that Tayfur Altiok, Ph.D., died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 14, from a sudden illness. Altiok was a professor of industrial and systems engineering in Rutgers School of Engineering and director of the Laboratory for Port Security at CAIT.
A celebration of his life will be held Friday, April 27, at 3:00 p.m. in the CoRE building Lecture Hall (Busch Campus) and a reception will follow in the CoRE first floor lobby.
As a lasting tribute, the family has designated the Tayfur Altiok Memorial Fund for ISE Departmental Scholarship through the Rutgers University Foundation for memorial contributions. Online contributions and condolences may be offered at www.soe.rutgers.edu/giving. In the "special instructions" area, please note the "Tayfur Altiok Memorial Fund."
Detailed information on the family's services to be held Friday, April 20, can be found in the Faculty & Staff Bulletin "In Memoriam" section.
Also, the ISE department has set up an online guestbook for people to leave remembrances and condolences.
Altiok joined the faculty of Rutgers' Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in 1983 and was promoted to full professor in 1996. He served as chair of the department from 2001 to 2007.
He was a Fulbright awardee and had numerous publications including two books in the areas of simulation modeling and performance analysis of manufacturing systems. Altiok's research and teaching activities included queueing theory, simulation modeling, risk analysis with applications to homeland security, marine ports logistics, safety and security, production lines and supply chain logistics, and performance analysis. He developed numerous decomposition algorithms to analyze complex queueing networks. In addition to his academic pursuits, he served as an advisor to government organizations and consultant to various industries in the fields of capacity planning and performance analysis.
Altiok received his B.S. and M.S. both in industrial engineering from the Middle East Technical University and his M.S. and Ph.D., also in industrial engineering, from the North Carolina State University. Prior to coming to Rutgers, he worked as an assistant professor of industrial engineering at North Carolina A&T State University from 1982 to 1983.
Altiok is survived by his wife, Binnur and two daughters: Eda and Selen.