Ezgi Avci Surucu, MSc

Ezgi Avci Surucu
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
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  • ERIM Doctoral Student (since 2016)


Ezgi AVCI-SURUCU is a PhD candidate in the Department of Technology and Operations Management at Rotterdam School of Management. The topic of her PhD project is “Designing Smart Electricity Markets Using Data-Driven Approaches”. In her research project, she aims to understand decision making and strategic bidding behaviour in electricity markets based on complex big data and as a result to develop policy implications and market monitoring/analysis methods for policy makers, energy regulatory authorities and market participants. Ezgi received her B.Sc. degree with honours in Statistics (minor in Information Technologies Management) and her M.Sc. degree with honours in Industrial Engineering (thesis on data-mining methodologies) both from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Before she started her PhD she had 10+ years of industry and government experience as a project executive and consultant, especially in the energy sector on the following research areas: big data analytics, energy information systems, data-mining methods, machine learning algorithms, predictive analytics (Short/Mid/Long Term), sustainability modelling, market surveillance, utility analytics, heterogeneous agent based modelling , market balancing and settlement, strategy development, regulatory impact assessment, market efficiency analytics, econometric analysis and surveillance of energy markets.


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Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Technology and Operations Management