Oded Berman is the endowed Sydney Cooper Chair in Business and Technology and a former Associate Dean of Programs at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, the University of Toronto. He received his PhD (1978) in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Oded has published over 240 refereed articles and has contributed to several books in his field. His main research interests include operations management in the service industry, location theory, network models, and stochastic inventory control. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Operations Research, a winner of the 2012 Canadian Operations Research Society (CORS) Award of Merit and a winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the INFORMS's Section on Location Analysis.