Yasin Gocgun earned his B.S. degree in industrial engineering from Bilkent University in Turkey in 2003. He earned his M.S. degree in industrial engineering from the same university in 2005. Dr. Gocgun earned his Ph.D. degree in industrial engineering from the University of Washington in 2010. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada for two years. After completing his first post-doc, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada for two years. He has been working as an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Altinbas University since September 2014. His research interests are stochastic dynamic optimization, Operations Research in healthcare, Markov Decision Processes, Approximate Dynamic Programming, scheduling, and simulation.