Dr. Mehmet Savsar is Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Engineering at Kuwait University. He received his B.Sc. degree from Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey in 1975; his M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees from the Pennsylvania State University, USA in 1978 and 1982 respectively in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. He worked as a researcher in Pennsylvania State University during 1980-1982; as a faculty member in Anadolu University, Turkey during 1982-1984; and in King Saud University, Saudi Arabia during 1984-1997. He has been with Kuwait University since 1997. He served as the chairman of the Industrial and Management Systems Engieering Department at Kuwait University during 2006-2010. His research interests include modeling of production systems; quality, reliability and maintenance management; facility layout; flexible manufacturing; and scheduling. He has over 130 journal and conference publications in international journals and conferences. He is on editorial boards of several international journals and conferences.