Making an Impact with Optimization

Akartunali, Kerem
Laumanns, Marco
Weber, Gerhard Wilhelm


Building a sphere of influence in their backyard: a comparative analysis of Turkey‘s and Russia‘s soft power
Tafuro Ambrosetti, Eleonora; Kale Lack, Başak; Department of International Relations (2018)
This thesis analyses how Russia and Turkey under the governments of Vladimir Putin (2000 to date) and Tayyip Erdoğan (2003 to date) respectively, understand and implement the concept of soft power to construct/re-affirm their zones of influence in their shared neighbourhoods with the EU. Building on existing literature, this thesis argues that, in its original formulation, the concept of soft power has liberal biases that complicate its application to non- or partially liberal states, such as Russia and Tur...
Building a value-creating ecosystem on campus: the METU Case
Kök, Mustafa Verşan (2019-04-13)
Making recommendations by integrating information from multiple social networks
Ozsoy, Makbule Gulcin; Polat, Faruk; Alhajj, Reda (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2016-7-1)
It is becoming a common practice to use recommendation systems to serve users of web-based platforms such as social networking platforms, review web-sites, and e-commerce web-sites. Each platform produces recommendations by capturing, maintaining and analyzing data related to its users and their behavior. However, people generally use different web-based platforms for different purposes. Thus, each platform captures its own data which may reflect certain aspects related to its users. Integrating data from m...
Forming coalitions through negotation in multi-agent environments
Ulusoy, Hasan; Polat, Faruk; Department of Computer Engineering (1999)
Making Community and Place: Commonalities and Contrasts in the Work of Daniel Kemmis and Christopher Alexander
Seamon, David (Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, 2006)
This article examines the theories of community and urban design proposed by architect Christopher Alexander and political thinker Daniel Kemmis. I argue that Kemmis, in his vision of the good city, sees urban healing fostered largely through civil discourse among citizens and politicians. In contrast, Alexander argues that, before any such discourse can begin, there must first be a basic understanding as to what environmental wholeness is and how it can be strengthened or stymied by qualities of physical d...
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K. Akartunali, M. Laumanns, and G. W. Weber, “Making an Impact with Optimization,” OPTIMIZATION, pp. 2087–2088, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: