Refik Soyer is Professor of Decision Sciences and of Statistics at the George Washington University (GWU). He also serves as the director of the Institute for Integrating Statistics in Decision Sciences at GWU. He was the Mitch Blaser Distinguished Scholar in Business Analytics (Jan. 2013-Jan. 2018. His area of interests are Bayesian statistics and decision analysis, stochastic modeling, statistical aspects of reliability analysis, and time series analysis. He has published over 140 articles and has co-edited a volume titled Mathematical Reliability: An Expository Perspective. He is a co-author of forthcoming book titled Dynamic Time Series Model using R-INLA: An Applied Perspective. Soyer is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, Fellow of the Turkish Statistical Association and a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. He was a vice president of the International Association for Statistical Computing. He served on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Statistical Association and was a guest editor of Decision Analysis and Reliability Engineering and Systems Safety. He is currently an associate editor of the Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry.