E. Ertugrul Karsak is a Professor of Industrial Engineering at Galatasaray University, Turkey. He also serves as Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair in Computer-Integrated Manufacturing established at Galatasaray University. He holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, and an M.S. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). His areas of interest include decision analysis, multiple criteria decision making, product development, supplier selection, and capital investment decision analysis. Dr. Karsak is the author of numerous technical papers, which have appeared in journals including International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Production Planning & Control, Expert Systems with Applications, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Journal of Systems and Software, Applied Soft Computing, International Journal of Systems Science, Software Quality Journal, Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications, Kybernetes, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, The Engineering Economist, and Social Indicators Research. He has contributed to a number of international conferences as a keynote speaker, presenter, track chair, workshop organizer, and member of the scientific committee. According to studies published in PLOS Biology in 2019 and 2020 and the updated study published by Elsevier using 2021 database, he is ranked among the world's top scientists both for career-long and single recent year impact in his respective field. He was the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology from April 2008 to April 2014, and Vice Rector for Academic Affairs from January 2008 to February 2015 at Galatasaray University. He served as the Rector of Galatasaray University from February 2015 to June 2023.