Ali Yalcin, is currently an Associate Professor of Industrial and Management Systems in the College of Engineering at the Montana State University.

He is the co-founder of Collaborative for Research & Education in Aging and Technology and was part of the leadership team who founded the Patel College of Global Sustainability at the University of South Florida.

His research interests include Data Analytics, Ambient Intelligence, Internet of Things, Time-series Data Mining and Analytics Applications in Healthcare. His research has been funded by federal and state agencies, and private industry.

He has taught courses in the areas of systems modeling, analysis and simulation, information systems, predictive analytics and dynamic systems. He also co-authored, Design of Industrial Information Systems, by Elsevier named the Joint Publishers textbook of the year.

  • Data Analytics
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Internet of Things
  • Time-series Data Mining
  • Analytics Applications in Healthcare
  • Analytics Applications in Engineering Education
  • PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2000

    Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ, USA

  • MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1998

    Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ, USA

  • BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1995

    Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ, USA

Academic Positions

Associate Professor
Montana State University
January 2023 – Present Bozeman, Montana
Associate Professor
University of South Florida
August 2000 – December 2022 Tampa Florida


  • $10+ Million in research funding.
  • 80+ journal and conference proceedings publications.
  • 20+ years of online and hybrid teaching experience at Research I Universities in topics related to linear systems, system dynamics, operations research, simulation, programming and data analytics.
  • International consulting and research experience.
  • Co-founded the interdisciplinary Collaborative for Research and Education in Aging Technology and Health in 2014. The Collaborative executed grants and contracts with a budget over $4 Million.
  • 2018 Erickson Foundation Research Award in Positive Aging reciepient with C VandeWeerd, PhD; M Roberts, MA; E Sappington, MA; J Lowenkron, MD; J. Castaldo, MD; O Kehat, PhD; G Issachar, PhD; Z Peremen, PhD; & A Geva, PhD.
  • Assisted in establishing the Patel College of Global Sustainability at the University of South Florida and was its first Associate Dean between 2012 and 2013.
  • National Academy of Sciences Faculty Fellow at Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base, Munitions Directorate, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 2009
  • Co-authored IIE Joint Publishers 2007 Book-of-the-year award winning textbook Design of Industrial Information Systems.

Current Courses

EIND 422 Introduction to Simulation
Discrete simulation modeling methodology; sampling, output analysis, validation, and verification; application to varied systems design and analysis problem.
EIND 464 Principles of Operations Research II
Advanced formulation of models, optimization techniques and application to engineering design and operations management decision making. Integer programming algorithms. Stochastic models including advanced queuing and general Markov processes
HIM 6655 Healthcare Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
The course is designed to introduce students to various data mining concepts and algorithms. It emphasizes descriptive and predictive algorithms applicable to the distinct nature of healthcare data.


CREATE Health Research Collaborative
Our research group working at the intersection of health, aging and technology.
The Numerical Methods Guy
Applying data analytics to engineering education with Prof. Autar Kaw.
HomeSense - Smart Sensing for Better Health at Home
Monitor health changes and adverse events using ambient sensors.