Cem Malyemez

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Master of Science


Department of Operational Sciences

First Advisor

Jeffery D. Weir, PhD.


Many personnel are assigned to different courses and educational opportunities in the Turkish Air Force every year. This daunting process requires a great deal of time and does not currently seek to find an optimal solution. The Turkish Air Force has a database for all personnel information, but the officials use just a few quantitative personnel data points to complete their tasks. Moreover, the matching process is done by hand. Therefore there is a need for a model, which supports the Decision Makers, to cover the some of the other quantitative data points and also add some qualitative data for better decisions. In this research, a value model for course/education assignments is developed. The multi criteria decision analysis method, Value Focused Thinking using the Analytic Hierarchy Process to determine value weights, is used to develop the model; and the Jonker-Volgenant Algorithm for linear assignment problems is used for the optimization phase of the problem. The use of the model is demonstrated by an example and the robustness of the model is tested by post optimality analysis.

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