The projects of Ayşe Ozil, a faculty member at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), and Burak Kocuk, a faculty member at the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences (FENS), were found eligible to receive support under the TÜBİTAK 1002 program.
Ayşe Ozil's project, which was found eligible to receive TÜBİTAK 1002 funding, is entitled “Evaluation of commercial buildings in the dock region of Galata between 1850 and 1950 in terms of economy, society, and human relations."
Ayşe Ozil aims to investigate the history of Galata’s dock region, which has undergone a major transformation with Galataport.
The project, which will investigate the commercial buildings in Galata from the last century of the Ottoman Empire to the first period of the Republic, and the companies that continued their international trade activities in these buildings, will shed light on important social and economic transformation points in Turkey's recent history. One of the most important outcomes of the project, which aims to reveal the commercial building space, organizational structure and social background of the commercial buildings as one of the main building blocks of the city’s economy during the period under review, will be an exhibition consisting of original collection items related to the commercial buildings of Galata.
Burak Kocuk's project, which was found eligible to receive TÜBİTAK 1002 funding, is entitled “Discretization-based Solution Approaches to The Strap Packaging Problem.”
The project led by Burak Kocuk aims to develop discretization-based optimization approaches to the strap packaging problem encountered in many different application areas and is quite challenging to solve. A graduate scholar will also be involved in this project.