Özgür Özpeynirci received his B.S., M.S. and PhD. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Middle East Technical University in 2002, 2004 and 2008, respectively. He worked as a researcher at the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) between years 2001 and 2007. In February 2008, he joined Izmir University of Economics as an assistant professor. His research interests include multiobjective decision making, combinatorial optimization and scheduling. He received the Best Doctoral Dissertation Award of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, in 2011. His publications appeared in international journals including Management Science, European Journal of Operational Research, Naval Research Logistics, and Journal of the Operational Research Society.