Assist. Prof. Semih YILDIR was born in Ankara in 1957. He graduated from Ankara Cumhuriyet High School. In 1978, he finished İstanbul University, Faculty of Business, Department of Production Management. He started working as an assistant in the department where he graduated the same year. In 1979 he received a Master's Degree with a thesis entitled 'Design Analysis and Implementation of Simulation Models'. Since 1980, he started to give Production Management courses at the undergraduate and graduate level classes of the Istanbul Technical University.