Dr. Üster is a Professor in the Department of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems at SMU. His research interests are in the areas of logistics, design of networked systems, and applied optimization. His publications appeared in Transportation Science, IIE Transactions, Naval Research Logistics, INFORMS Journal on Computing, and IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, among others. His research has been funded by National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture, and industry. Previously, he was on the faculty of ISE Department at Texas A&M until 2014 and was a visiting professor at the IEMS Department of Northwestern during 2009-2010 where he was named Eshbach Society Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science. He was a recipient of the Caterpillar Teaching Excellence Award in Look College of Engineering of TAMU in 2011 and INFORMS Moving Spirit Award. He serves as an Associate Editor for IIE Transactions and serves INFORMS community in varying capacities. Üster is a member of INFORMS and IISE.