Vedat Bayram is an Assistant Professor at TED University, Department of Industrial Engineering. Prior to his current position he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Waterloo, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Management Sciences. He worked for many years as a Senior Operations Research Analysis Officer at the Project Management Division of Turkish General Staff Headquarters. He received his PhD. from Bilkent University, the Department of Industrial Engineering in 2015. He holds an M.S. degree in Operations Research from U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a B.S. degree in Systems Engineering from Turkish Army Academy. His research interests include large scale optimization, convex optimization, stochastic programming, and data-driven optimization applications with an emphasis on disaster management, transportation and logistics problems.