2018 News

Gökhan Hotamışlıgil received the 2018 EASD–Novo Nordisk Foundation Diabetes Prize for Excellence

Professor Gökhan Hotamışlıgil received the 2018 EASD–Novo Nordisk Foundation Diabetes Prize for Excellence for his outstanding research efforts that have led to groundbreaking new knowledge about the relationship between obesity and diabetes and potential paths for treatment.   full story

New Ways to Teach and Learn Economics

Prof. Can Erbil has been working on inventing new ways to teach and learn economics. He has presented his new project titled “The (Virtual) Reality of Economics– Not Dismal But Blissful Science,”   full story

M. Pinar Menguc of Ozyegin University Honored by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

M. Pinar Mengüç, head of the Mechanical Engineering Department and the director of the Center for Energy, Environment, and Economy (CEEE) at Ozyegin University in Istanbul, will be honored by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).   full story

Ahmet Kuyumcu on Revenue Management

Setting the price for a product or service is an ancient practice; even bartering was a form of pricing. On the other hand, data-driven pricing, or Revenue Management (RM), is a relatively new field, initially pioneered in the 1980’s. I have been lucky to have been a part of its journey since the mid-1990’s.   full story

Highlights of TASSA 2018 Conference

TASSA'18 Conference held at Boston University which theme centered on "Disruptive Ideas and Technologies." Social, economic, and technological changes often require an idea or innovation that challenge the norm and create a completely new social structure, industry, or market; and eventually disrupt the establishment displacing time-honored firms, products, and alliances.   full story

TASSA'2018 Proudly Presents TASSA Awards Winners

TASSA launched a new award in 2014 to recognize and honor the achievements of young Turkish American scientists and scholars, namely the TASSA Young Scholar Awards. Since then, TASSA has been committed to having this Young Scholar Awards program as the signature event of each TASSA general meeting.   full story

TASSA Held Elections for the Four Board Directors

TASSA held elections for four Board Members whose terms expired in 2018. Fusun Ozguner and Selim Unlu completed their terms as the Board of Directors. The following individuals were nominated by the nomination committee, chaired by Candan Tamerler.   full story

TASSA Reorganizes Its Executive Committee

TASSA Executive Committee, which is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of TASSA has been reorganized. Per TASSA Bylaws, The Executive Committee includes the President, one or more Vice Presidents, the Managing Director, the Treasurer, and the Editor of the Bridge.   full story

Young Scientist of the Month, Can Bayram

Would you please tell us about yourself and your journey that led you to become a scholar. Born to a family of teachers, I was immersed in outside-the-classroom learning experiences growing up.   full story

Science Cartoons October 2018

In every issue of The Bridge, we include science cartoons by Ergun Akleman.   full story

TASSA President's Service Awards 2018

The highlight of this summer was TASSA 2018 Conference which held at the Boston University. It was a successful conference in connecting the scientific communities in the US and Turkey. During the conference, The President of TASSA, Haluk Unal, honored   full story

Bio of Selim Unlu

M. Selim Ünlü is a Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the Boston University. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Middle East Technical University, in 1986 and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1992.   full story