Necmi Kemal Avkiran is currently an Associate Professor in banking and finance. The main focus of his research has been bank performance measurement. Necmi is currently studying the efficiency of bank networks and transmission of systemic risk. He specialises in the applications of the productivity measurement technique data envelopment analysis and structural equation modelling in the service sector. He holds an award for excellence from the MCB University Press, and his publication on bank networks has been identified by Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators as a featured Fast-Breaking Paper in the field of Economics & Business, August 2010.