Y. Ilker Topcu is a Professor of Decision Sciences at Industrial Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University (ITU). He visited Leeds University Business School from 1998 through 1999 as a visiting researcher and received his Ph.D. degree in Engineering Management from ITU in 2000.
He held visiting professor position at University of Pittsburgh The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business from 2018 through 2019.
He is an executive committee member of International Society of Multiple Criteria Decision Making since 2015.
He was the general chair of the 25th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM 2019) which took place in İstanbul, Turkey from June 16 to June 21, 2019.
His research interests include multiple criteria decision making, decision analysis, and operations research/management science. He has published several journal papers, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He edited a book for Springer entitled “OR Applications in Health Care Management”.