Tamás Bányai received a master’s degree in 1993 and a Ph.D. in 1999 from the University of Miskolc, Hungary, where he is currently working as an associate professor. He has more than twenty-five years of teaching and research experience in the design and control of materials handling systems and supply chain management, with special emphasis on heuristic optimization of large-scale systems. He has published more than 150 research papers, book chapters and conference proceedings. He has been a member and manager of more than fifty national and international R&D projects. Away from academia, Dr. Bányai’s other interests include playing the piano and taking photographs.