Meral Yay was born on October 28, 1972 in Zurich, Switzerland. She is an associate professor at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Statistics. She completed her master’s degree in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Department of Statistics in 1998 and completed her doctorate in Marmara University Econometric Department in 2003. Meral Yay, who has book chapters, articles, and papers in the field of applied statistics, also trains graduate and doctorate students in this field. Yay, who has been working especially in the field of biostatistics in recent years, has focused on the analysis of medical data with advanced statistical methods.