Ashkan Hafezalkotob received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from the Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2007 and 2012, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor and the Head of Department of Operational Research (Ph.D.) and the Head of Department of Logistics and Supply Chain (M.Sc.) with the College of Industrial Engineering, Islamic Azad University (South Tehran Branch), Tehran, Iran where he is also a member of Young Researchers and Elite Club. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers, many in highly ranked international journals, including IEEE Transaction on Cybernetics, IEEE transaction on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Access, Information Fusion, Information Sciences, ISA transactions, International Journal of Production Economics, Transportation, Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Journal of Cleaner Production, Ecological modeling, Expert Systems With Applications, Applied Soft Computing, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Resources Policy, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Applied Mathematics and Computation, Materials & Design, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, and Journal of Manufacturing. His current research interests include environmental policy-making, game theory, supply chain management, multi-criteria decision-making with uncertainty, optimization, and mathematical modeling. Dr. Hafezalkotob was a recipient of the “Researcher of the Year: 2016 and 2020 Award” from Islamic Azad University (South Tehran Branch), Tehran, Iran. Dr. Hafezalkotob published 4 highly cited papers in Information Fusion, Information science, Computer & Industrial Engineering, and Applied soft computing journals, and one most cited paper in the journal of Transportation research, part E.