Banu Lokman is a Senior Lecturer in the Operations and Systems Management subject group in BAL. She received her Masters degree in 2007 and her PhD degree in 2011 from the IE department of Middle East Technical University (METU) with her studies on multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) supervised by Professor Murat Köksalan. 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 a member of the faculty in IE Department of METU where she was awarded with the Young Researcher Award in 2015. She was selected as a Board Member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) MCDM Section in 2017. She also serves as the secretary of the International Society on MCDM Society since 2014.