FACULTY of ARTS AND SCIENCESDEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS


B. BURÇAK BAŞBUĞ ERKAN

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Assoc. Prof. B. BURÇAK BAŞBUĞ ERKAN
Room No: 
139
Telephone: 
+90 (312) 210-2961
Fax No: 
+90 (312) 210-2959
E-mail: 
bberna@metu.edu.tr
Education: 
  • Ph.D.: Department of Statistics, London School of Economics, 2003-2006
  • M.S.: Department of Statistics, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, 2000-2002
  • B.S.: Department of Statistics, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 1994-1999


Academic and Professional Experience:

  • Sept. 2008-current. Director of the Middle East Technical University, Disaster Management Implementation and Research Center, Ankara, Turkey.

    Feb. 2015 – May 2015. Team member of UNICEF Syrian Refugee Camps Evaluation Project.

    Jan. 2014 – current.  Affiliated Faculty, Understanding and Managing Extremes Graduate School, Risk and Emergency Management program at the Instituto Universitario di Studi Superiori di Pavia, Italy.

    June 2014 – Nov. 2014.  Expert for the Turkish National Assembly in Soma Mine Accident Investigation Commission, Ankara, Turkey.

    Apr. 2012 – current.  Member of Development Board of Ankara Development Agency, Ankara, Turkey.

    Oct. 2013 - current.  1st Reserved Member of the Executive Board of Ankara Development Agency, Ankara, Turkey.

    June 2013 - June 2014.  Risk Financing and Disaster Management Specialist, Short-term consultant, World Bank, Washington D.C. USA.

    July 2010-current Assistant Professor at Department of Statistics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

    Sept. 2009-current Affiliated Faculty of Actuarial Sciences at the Institute of Applied Mathematics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

    Sept. 2005-current Program Coordinator of the World Bank Institute Distance Learning Natural Disaster Risk Management Program: Turkey.

Research Interests: 
  • Policy Development
  • Disaster Risk Reduction, Catastrophe Insurance, Disaster Risk Financing, Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool
  • Disaster and Development
  • Socio-Technological Systems
  • Refugee Crisis Management
Assisted Courses / Laboratories: 

  • STAT. 457 Statistical Design of Experiments, Department of Statistics, METU, Ankara, Turkey
  • STAT. 487 Insurance and Actuarial Analysis, Department of Statistics, METU, Ankara, Turkey
  • STAT. 376 Stochastic Processes, Department of Statistics, METU, Ankara, Turkey
  • STAT. 499 Undergraduate Research, Department of Statistics, METU, Ankara, Turkey
  • STAT. 363-364 Linear Models I-II, METU, Ankara, Turkey
  • STAT. 153-154 Probability I-II, METU, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2003-2004 Class Teacher, ST. 102 Elementary Statistical Theory, Department of Statistics, LSE, the UK
  • 2002-2003 ST.217 Mathematical Statistics Supervisor, Department of Statistics, the University of Warwick, the UK
  • 2001-2003 ST.111-112 Probability Supervisor, Department of Statistics,the University of Warwick, the UK
Selected Publications: 

Books


  • `Turkiye’de Travmatik Yasam Olaylari ve Ruhsal Etkileri (in Turkish)', A. Nuray Karanci, A. Tamer Aker, Sedat Isikli, Burcak B. Erkan, Ervin Gul and Hayal Yavuz, September 2012, Matus Printing Company.
  • ‘Guvenli Yasamak: Afetlerden Korunmayi Ogreniyoruz’, Gulgun Tezgider, Prof. A. Nuray Karanci, Assoc. Prof. Sibel Kalaycioglu and Asst. Prof. B. Burcak Basbug Erkan, 2013, METU Press.

  • Author of `Zorunlu Deprem Sigortasi Bilinci (in Turkish)' (Compulsory Earthquake Insurance Awareness), as an educational material of the Istanbul Seismic Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness Project (ISMEP), April 2009, Istanbul.


Chapter in a Book

  • ‘The Shift From Healer State to Protector State in a 500-year Period: A Critical Evaluation of Painful Development Struggles in Legal and
    Administrative Understanding of Disaster Management Strategies in Turkey from 1509 to 2010’ in Asian Law in Disasters Toward a Human- Centered Recovery, A. Tolga Ozden and Burcak Erkan, Routledge, 2016.

  • ‘Surdurlebilir Kalkinma Sorunsali Uzerinden Afet-Kalkinma Terminolojisinin Turkiye Ozelinde Yeniden Tartisilmasi’ (in Turkish) in Afetlerle Kalkinma Tecrubeler, Politikalar ve Beklentiler, Ali Tolga Ozden and Burcak Basbug Erkan, in press in 2016.

  • `Perspectives in Disaster Management', pp. 149-166 , ISBN: 9789944- 344-75-3, METU Press, Turkey, April 2009.
  • `Financial Management of Disaster-related Economic Losses in `Disaster Management: Global Challenges and Local Solutions ', pp. 192-20, ISBN: 978-81-7371-656-0, India, January 2009.
  • `Afet Sempozyumu', pp. 123-126 (in Turkish), ISBN: 978-9944-89-425- 8, Ankara, December 2007.
  • `Afet Risk Yonetimi', pp.143-154 (in Turkish), Marmara University Press, Istanbul, 2007.
  • `Recent Advances in Statistics', pp. 51-60, Turkish Statistical Institute Press, ISBN: 978-975-01606-0-8, Ankara, 2007.


Articles 

International Journal Paper

 

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    'Risk, Profit, or Safety: Sociotechnical Systems under Stress’, Burcak Erkan, Gunes Ertan, Jungwon Yeo, and Louise K. Comfort, in Safety
    Science (SCI Expanded), doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2016.02.002, 2016. (available online)

    ‘Successes and Failures of Compulsory Risk Mitigation: Re-evaluating the Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool’, B. Burcak Basbug Erkan and Ozlem Ozdemir Yilmaz, doi:10.1111/disa.12129, in Disasters (SSCI), Vol.39, Issue.4, pp. 782-794, October 2015.

  • ‘From Emergency Response to Recovery: Multiple Impacts and Lessons Learned from 2011 Van Earthquakes’, Burcak Basbug Erkan, A. Nuray Karanci, Sibel Kalaycioglu, A.Tolga Ozden, Idil Caliskan and Gamze Ozaksehir, in Earthquake Spectra (SCI),Vol.31, No.1, pp.527-540, February 2015.
  • ‘Probabilistic Earthquake Hazard Assessment of Ankara and its Environs’, Dr. Bulent Ozmen and B. Burcak Basbug Erkan, in the Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences (SCI Expanded), Vol.23, pp.462-474, 2014.
  • ‘Risk Analysis Based on Spatial Analysis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) With Respect to Provinces in Turkey’, Sezgin Ciftci, Sebnem Duzgun, Burcak Basbug Erkan,  Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics (SCI), Vol. 259, pp. 413-424, 2014.
  • ‘The relationship between nonspecific inflammation markers and computerized tomography imaging in non-traumatic acute abdomen?’, Dr. Nalan Kozaci, Assist. Prof. Dr. B. Burcak Basbug-Erkan and et al., Acta Medica Mediterranea (SCI Expanded), Vol.30, pp.447-452, 2014.
  • ‘Personality, posttraumatic stress and trauma type: factors contributing to posttraumatic growth and its domains in a Turkish community sample’, Prof. Dr. A. Nuray Karanci, Dr. Sedat Isikli, Prof. Dr. Tamer Aker, Ervin Izmit Gul, Dr. B. Burcak Basbug Erkan, Hivren Ozkol, Hayal Yavuz Guzel, European Journal of Psychotraumatology (SSCI), 5 June 2012.
  • ‘Patterns in the Turkish reinsurance claims data, 1998-2002: An application of the extreme value theory’, Berna Burcak Basbug, Prof. Henry P. Wynn, Natural Hazards (SCI), Volume 39, No. 2, October 2006, pp. 329-342.
  • ‘Differences in Drivers of Consumer Resistance: Empirical Study on Earthquake Insurance Adoption in Turkey’, F. Adiguzel, M. Kleijnen, B.B.Basbug-Erkan, C. Yozgatligil, 2015 (in re-submission process)
  •  ‘Disasters or Development: A Case Study of OSTIM Explosions-Ankara in Turkey’, B. Burcak Basbug-Erkan, A. Tolga Ozden and Saygin Karagulle (in re-submission process).
  • ‘Cost-benefit analysis of Mine Accidents in Turkey: Soma Mine accident, May 13, 2014’, Dr. B. Burcak Basbug-Erkan Prof. Louise K. Comfort, Dr. Gunes Ertan, 2015 (in preparation)
  • ‘Network analysis by using social media data for socio-technical systems under stress Soma Mine accident, May 13, 2014’, Dr. Gunes Ertan, Prof. Louise K. Comfort, Dr. B. Burcak Basbug-Erkan, 2015 (in preparation)
  • ‘An Experimental Investigation of Earthquake Risk Mitigation Alternatives: The Case of Turkey’, O. Dinc, O. Yilmaz, B.B.Basbug-Erkan, 2015 (in preparation)

Scholarships, Awards and Honors

 

    • The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) grant to conduct research in the USA,15 June-15 July 2015.
    • METU Best Performance Award: 1 Jan. 2012-31 Dec. 2014
    • Senior Consultant funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) project titled ‘Sociotechnical Systems under Stress: May 13, 2014 Soma, Turkey Mine Disaster’ at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), Center for Disaster Management, 20 Jan.-20 Feb. 2015, the USA.
    • Exchange-Visitor Scholarship of the Turkish Higher Education Council for studies at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), Center for Disaster Management, 12 Mar.-26 May 2012, the US.
    • METU Best Performance Award: 1 Jan. 2008-31 Dec. 2010
    • Graduate Studies Scholarship of the Turkish Higher Education Council for studies in the UK (2000-2005).
    • Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) scholar ‘Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy for Urban Earthquake (B)’, 27 Sept.-21 Nov. 2009, Japan.
Scholarships & Awards & Honers: 
  • METU Best Performance Award: 1/January/2012-31 December 2014 (within top 20 % of the Arts and Science Faculty)
  • METU Best Performance Award: 1/January/2008-31 December 2010 (within top 20 % of the Arts and Science Faculty)
  • The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) grant to conduct research in the U.S., 2015
  • Senior Consultant funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) project titled ‘Sociotechnical Systems under Stress: May 13, 2014 Soma, Turkey Mine Disaster’ at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), Center for Disaster Management, 20 January-20 February 2015, the US.
  • Exchange-Visitor Scholarship of the Turkish Higher Education Council for studies at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), Center for Disaster Management, 12 March-26 May 2012, the US.
  • Graduate Studies Scholarship of the Turkish Higher Education Council for studies in the UK (2000-2005).
  • Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) scholar ‘Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy for Urban Earthquake (B)’, 27/September- 21/November, 2009, Japan.