Erhan Erkut has completed his Bachelor’s Degree at Industrial Engineering Department at Boğaziçi University, and PhD Degree at University of Florida, respectively in 1980 and 1986. Between 1985 and 2005, he was assigned as instructor at University of Alberta. He was guest lecturer at University of Geneva, Ohio State University, NIDA, Boğaziçi University and Sabancı University. Prof. Dr. Erkut has awarded with 9 awards including INFORMS Teaching of Management Science Practice Award and 3M Teaching Fellowship, and 5 awards by Canadian Operational Research Society. Prof. Dr. Erkut has led 11 international projects including local communication network design project by The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Additionally, Prof. Dr. Erkut has founded Center for Excellence in Operations at Alberta University. Prof. Dr. Erkut has more than 50 articles in international journals. Prof. Dr. Erhan Erkut was assigned as Dean of Faculty of Management at Bilkent University between 2005 and 2007.