Mehmet A. Begen is an associate professor of management science in the Ivey Business School at the Western University. Besides Ivey, he is cross-appointed at the departments of Statistical & Actuarial Sciences and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the Western. Mehmet's research interests are management science/analytics applications, data-driven approaches and in particular scheduling and operations management in healthcare. Mehmet has PhD and MS degrees in management science from Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, and a BS degree in industrial engineering from Middle East Technical University in Turkey. He is a Certified Analytics Professional (CAP), worked in management consulting before his PhD studies and is a recipient of CORS Practice Prize. Mehmet currently serves as the president of CORS.