Yerkin Abdildin, PhD

Assistant Professor

Accepting PhD Students

  • 9 Citations
  • 2 h-Index

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Personal profile

Research interests

  • Decision Analysis

  • Risk Analysis

  • Computational Science with a particular interest in applications to energy systems, biomechanical systems, financial systems, and transportation systems.

Personal profile

Yerkin G. Abdildin graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with a PhD in Industrial Engineering (August, 2014). He earned his Master of Computer Science degree from UIUC in 2008. Prof. Abdildin taught multi-disciplinary courses compulsory for students majoring in Mechanical, Industrial, Chemical, Civil, Materials Science, and Aerospace Engineering at UIUC ( for 3 years and was listed in the “List of teachers ranked as excellent by their students” (Spring, 2012).

Prof. Abdildin joined the School of Engineering and Digital Sciences at Nazarbayev University in December, 2014. Since then, he successfully supervised PhD (1), MEM (3), and BEng students. 

56 of his students became Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) and 6 Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP).

Prof. Abdildin developed and edited the Guidelines for BEng in Mechanical Engineering (2015) and guided the 1st two cohorts of Nazarbayev University graduates in 2015 and 2016. Some of them continue their studies at PhD programs in the USA. At Nazarbayev University, he also developed and taught several new courses, such as: Advanced Statistics and Probability, Applied Statistics and Probability, Computer Aided Design, Research Project, Decision Models. 

As a member of the MSc Committee (since 2016), he also developed Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering program (2018) and is currently a member of the MAE Department's PhD Admission Committee and MSc Admission Committee. Prof. Abdildin is also the Coordinator of the Industry Committee and a member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Mathematics (CISM) at Nazarbayev University. He is a member (MILT) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT, 

His research has been published in journals: EnergyMedical & Biological Engineering & Computing, and other academic outlets.


Nazarbayev University, Collaborative Research Program                  Jan 2020 – Dec 2022

University-Industry Partnerships for Innovating and Improving Quality of Higher Education in Kazakhstan,” USD 168,601.00, Co-Principal Investigator.

 Nazarbayev University, Collaborative Research Program                  Jan 2020 – Dec 2022

Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Mathematics (CISM),” USD 296,400.00, researcher.

Prof. Abdildin accepts creative, motivated, and talented PhD students.

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Research Output

  • 9 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 2 Article
  • 2 Conference article
  • Ternary-decimal exclusion algorithm for multiattribute utility functions

    Abdildin, Y. G., Jan 1 2019, Computational Science - ICCS 2019 - 19th International Conference, 2019, Proceedings. Dongarra, J. J., Rodrigues, J. M. F., Cardoso, P. J. S., Monteiro, J., Lam, R., Krzhizhanovskaya, V. V., Lees, M. H. & Sloot, P. M. A. (eds.). Springer Verlag, p. 282-292 11 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11540 LNCS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Analysis of decision alternatives of the deep borehole filter restoration problem

    Abdildin, Y. G. & Abbas, A. E., Nov 1 2016, In : Energy. 114, p. 1306-1321 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Canonical multiattribute utility functions: Enumeration, verification, and application

    Abdildin, Y. G. & Abbas, A. E., Jan 1 2013, In : Procedia Computer Science. 18, p. 2288-2297 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    An algorithm for excluding redundant assessments in a multiattribute utility problem

    Abdildin, Y. G. & Abbas, A. E., Jan 1 2012, In : Procedia Computer Science. 9, p. 802-811 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)