Professor Gülay Barbarosoğlu completed her BSc and PhD degrees in Industrial Engineering at Boğaziçi University. She has been a professor of industrial engineering since 2000. Prof. Barbarosoğlu was the Vice-Rector of Boğaziçi University, in charge of research between 2008 and 2012. Prof. Barbarosoğlu also acted as the Head of the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI) of Boğaziçi University, Founding Chair of Center for Disaster Management (CENDIM), Chair of Department of Industrial Engineering and the Graduate Program in Financial Engineering. Prof. Barbarosoğlu was also the Cochair of the Engineering and Technology Management Program and the Director of the Manufacturing Management Laboratory at Boğaziçi University. During her services as the Vice-Chair of the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO) and the national representative of NATO Research and Technology Organization, she closely collaborated with several European universities, governmental and non-governmental institutions. Prof. Barbarosoğlu is the Founding member of the EURO Hierarchical Organizational Planning (EWG), The Institute of Management Sciences (INFORMS), American Production Inventory Control Society (APICS), Turkish Organizational Research Society (YAD), and the Industrial Engineering and Production Management (IEPM). Prof. Barbarosoğlu was the Board Member and the President of the Neighborhood Disaster Volunteers (MAG) Foundation. She designed and taught courses in the areas of mathematical programming and optimization, logistics, operations and production planning, stochastic programming and decision theory. Prof. Barbarosoğlu is the Rector of Boğaziçi University since 2012.