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E. Ertugrul Karsak is a Professor of Industrial Engineering at Galatasaray University, Turkey with over 30 years of experience. 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, performance assessment, capital investment decision making, circular economy, and product development. 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, Expert Systems with Applications, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Social Indicators Research, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Production Planning & Control, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Journal of Systems and Software, Applied Soft Computing, International Journal of Systems Science, Software Quality Journal, Kybernetes, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, and The Engineering Economist. He has contributed to a number of international conferences as a keynote speaker, presenter, track chair and workshop organizer. According to a database compiled by Stanford University and Elsevier in 2023 as well as previous versions created since 2019, 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.  He also served as founding co-chairholder between 1997 and 2015, and then Chairholder from February 2015 to June 2024 of the UNESCO Chair in Computer-Integrated Manufacturing  established at Galatasaray University.