Merve Unuvar  Merve Unuvar photo       

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Research Staff Member
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  ACM  |  DIMACS  |  IEEE Member  |  Mathematical Optimization Society  |  Women in Technology (WIT)


Merve Unuvar is a Research Staff Member in the Middleware and Virtualization Management group at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. Merve Unuvar holds Ph.D. and M.S. in Operations Research from Rutgers University, and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey.

Merve’s research interests include: Stochastic Modeling & Programming, Probabilistic Network Design such as bounding the reliability of a power system, Optimization with Discrete Random Variables, Data Mining/ Management and Predictive Analytics.

In 2011 and 2012, Merve worked at IBM Research in Component Systems as a summer intern. During this time, she focused on predictive analytics and machine learning on business processes, and has been listed as a co-inventor on two IBM patent filings.

From 2010 to 2011, Merve worked in Dun and Bradstreet’s, Global Analytics division as a Data Scientist. In this position, she was responsible for building financial specific models constructed from multiple analytics and big data. Here she utilized, existing and novel self-discovered modeling methods to generate predictive scores for business ratings used to influence billions of dollars in global commerce. In this role she contributed to process improvements in coding, in data audits and in feasibility analytics.