Harun Pirim received his Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Mississippi State University in May 2011. He holds Operations Research MA and Industrial Engineering BS degrees from Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey. He recently developed a minimum spanning tree based algorithm and a mixed integer programming model for clustering applications. His research interests include mathematical programming and heuristic applications in biology, sociology, and supply chain fields focusing mainly on graph mining. He has several papers published in reputed journals, conference proceedings, book chapters and a brief Springer book on supply chain optimization. He served as a reviewer for many journals. He is currently working at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) Systems Engineering Department as an assistant professor.