G.Yazgı Tütüncü completed her MSc degree in Statistics from Ankara University in 2001 and her MSEng in Industrial Engineering from Başkent University in 2003. She was awarded PhD in Operations Research and Statistics from Coventry University(UK) in 2006. She worked as an Assistant Professor at İzmir University of Economics in Turkey from 2006 to 2008 and at IESEG School Management, Lille Catholic University in France from 2008 to 2010.Curently, she is a Full Professor at İzmir University of Economics, Department of Mathematics. Her research has been in Operations Research, Health Care System Optimization, Heuristic Approaches to Decision Making Problems and Applied Probability focusing on System Optimization and Reliability control. She has published her research previously in International Journal of Management (OMEGA), International Journal of Production Economics and European Journal of Operation Research.