Banu Lokman is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Operations and Systems Management Department of University of Portsmouth. She is the Course Leader of the Business and Supply Chain Management program. 

After she graduated from Ankara Science High School, she received her BS degree from the IE Department of METU in 2005. She completed a minor programme in Mathematics at the same university in addition to her major degree in IE. During 2005-2006, she worked for the Microelectronics, Guidance and Electro-Optics Division of ASELSAN as a planning engineer. She was a research assistant in the IE Department of METU from 2006 to 2011.  From March 2010 to June 2010, she was supported by Helsinki School of Economics of Aalto University and worked as a visiting researcher, on leave from METU. She received graduate study scholarship from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) during 2006-2011. She received her MS degree in 2007 and her PhD degree in 2011 from the IE department of METU with her studies on multiple criteria decision making (MCDM).  She joined TED University in 2012. From May 2012 to June 2013, she worked as a visiting researcher in School of Business of Aalto University, on leave from TED University. Between 2014-2018, she was an Assistant Professor in IE Department of METU where she was awarded with the Young Researcher Award in 2015.

Banu has been a very active researcher in Operational Research and MCDM field. She was the secretary of the International Society on MCDM between 2014-2019. She has been selected as a Board Member of the The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) MCDM Section. She served as a Jury member for Junior Researcher Best Paper Award, INFORMS MCDM Section in 2018, 2019 and 2020. She was also invited to serve as a Jury Member for the International Society on MCDM Doctoral Dissertational Award in 2015, 2017 and 2019.  She published in scholarly journals, organised invited sessions and gave talks in international conferences including INFORMS Annual, International Conferences on MCDM, and European Conference on Operational Research.   

Banu's current research interests are under the umbrella of MCDM, in areas such as multi-objective optimization and its applications. Banu Lokman is married and has a son.

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, 2011

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Dissertation Title: Converging Preferred Regions in Multi-objective Combinatorial Optimization Problems

Advisor: Murat Köksalan


 

M.S. in Industrial Engineering, 2007

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Thesis Title: Approaches for Multi-objective Combinatorial Optimization Problems

Advisor: Murat Köksalan


 

B.S. in Industrial Engineering, 2005

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Minor Programme: Department of Mathematics