Tamás Bányai was awarded with a Ph.D. degree in Engineering Sciences in 1999. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Institute of Logistics at the University of Miskolc. He has 25 years of teaching and research experience in logistics and supply chain management, with special emphasis in heuristic optimization of large scale systems. He is currently a member of the Committee of Logistics and the Committee of Engineering and Computer Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and is also editorial board member of international journals. Tamás has been a member and manager of more than 50 R&D projects. He has published over 150 research papers, book chapters and conference proceedings. Away from academia, his other interests include playing the piano and taking photographs.