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Murat Köksalan is a professor and the chairperson of the Industrial Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University. He holds a Ph. D. degree from the Industrial Engineering Department at the State University of New York at Buffalo where he also worked as a visiting assistant professor during 1983-'84 academic year. He spent the 1990-'91 academic year, January 1995 to July 1996, and August 2000-August 2002 as a visiting professor at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. He was a visiting professor at the Helsinki University of Technology during the summer of 2006. He frequently visits the Helsinki School of Economics to teach in the International MBA Program and to give talks. He spent September 2009-June 2011 as a visiting professor at the Aalto University. He served as an editorial board member of the Transactions of Operational Research/Yöneylem Araştırması Dergisi 1993-2004. He has served as a member of the International Executive Committee and the chairman of the Awards Committee of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making. His research interests include multiple criteria decision making, production management applications, simulation, and modern heuristic techniques. He was the chairman of the 15th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making which took place in Ankara July 10-14, 2000.
The MCDM Gold Medal, the highest honor given by the International Society on MCDM; the young investigator award of the Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council; and the first prizes in the INFORMS case competitions in 2002, 2006, 2007, and 2012 are among the awards he has received.