PhD studies. He joined Bilkent University in 1990 and worked as a full-time faculty member until 2013. In the meantime, he held visiting positions at Carnegie Mellon University in the United States and at Institut Français de Mécanique Avancée (IFMA) in France. His research interests are in real-time scheduling, simulation optimization, and applications of quantitative methods to cancer-related health-care problems. His research has been funded by TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) and EUREKA (a European-wide initiative to foster European competitiveness through cooperation among companies and research institutions in the field of advanced technologies).