Ismihan Bayramoglu (Bairamov) is presently Professor of Mathematics and Statistics and Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey. He graduated from Faculty of Applied Mathematics of Azerbaijan State University and received his PhD degree in probability and statistics from Kiev University, Ukraine in 1988. After his graduation he worked in Institute of Cybernetics of Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan State University and Azerbaijan Aerospace Agency as a researcher and lecturer. Between 1993 and 2001 he worked as a professor teaching probability and statistic courses in Ankara University and from 2001 he teaches in department of Mathematics of Izmir University of Economics. His research interests focus mainly in theory of statistics, probability, theory order statistics, nonparametric statistics and multivariate distributions and copulas. He has published more than 80 articles and chapters in books dealing with wide range of theoretical and applied issues of theoretical statistics and applications. He has organized two international conferences devoted to the advances in characterizations and models and theory of ordered statistical data in Turkey. He has received science prize of Ankara University in 2001 for his contributions. He serves as an associate editor and as a guest editor of several international journals.