"Meet-the-Editors" Panel Session
Professor Tolga Bektas is Chair of Logistics Management at the Southampton Business School at the University of Southampton. He holds a PhD degree in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University awarded in 2005, and has research interests in mathematical modelling and optimisation of a variety of problems in distribution logistics, including network design, intermodal transportation, road and rail transportation, and vehicle routing. He has undertaken various editorial roles, such as an Area Editor for Computers & Operations Research, as a co-editor of OR Insight, and as guest editor of several special issues. His papers appeared in journals such as Transportation Research Part B, Transportation Science, European Journal of Operational Research, Omega, Naval Research Logistics, Networks and the Journal of the Operational Research Society. He has given keynote talks in international conferences, and has been part of the programme committee of various conferences, including the recently held EURO 2016 in Poznan.