Reza Tavakkoli-Moghaddam is a professor of Industrial Engineering at College of Engineering, University of Tehran in Iran. He obtained his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne (1998), his M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Melbourne in Melbourne (1994) and his B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Iran University of Science and Technology in Tehran (1989). He serves as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Industrial Engineering, and Editorial Board of the International Journal of Engineering, Iranian Journal of Operations Research and Iranian Journal of Production and Operations Management. He is the recipient of the 2009 and 2011 Distinguished Researcher Awards and the 2010 and 2014 Distinguished Applied Research Awards at University of Tehran, Iran. He has been selected as National Iranian Distinguished Researcher for 2008 and 2010. Professor Tavakkoli-Moghaddam has published 4 books, 17 book chapters, more than 790 papers in reputable academic journals and conferences.