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I received my B.S. degree from Istanbul Technical University in Electrical and Communications Engineering in 1988, M.S. degree from Johns Hopkins University Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in 1992, and Ph.D. Degree from University of Rochester (UR) ECE in 2000. I formed my own business that is engaged in IT outsourcing and copier sales/service after earning my PhD and sold the copier division of my business in 2008 and joined UR ECE the same year as a Visiting Assistant professor. Later, I became a Research Scientist in 2011 and Assistant Professor - Research in 2012. In March 2015, I sold the remaining computer/IT division of my business to focus entirely on academia.


While at UR ECE, I taught six different courses: ECE114 Introduction to C Programming, ECE405 Advanced FPGA-Based System Design, ECE262/462 Advanced CMOS VLSI Design, ECE206/406 GPU Parallel Programming, ECE207/407 Advanced GPU Project Development, and DSC450 Data Science Practicum. I managed the Xilinx University Program (XUP) and MOSIS Educational program (MEP for ASIC Design) for the UR ECE Department and the NVidia GPU Education Center and GPU Research Center programs for the University of Rochester. At UR ECE, I supervised two PhD students, Dr. Övünç Kocabaş and Dr. Alex Page, who have received their doctoral degree in ECE.


Between 2016 and 2020, I was employed at SUNY Albany (Department of ECE) as a tenure-track Associate Professor. While at SUNY Albany, my research focused on three main areas: 1) Semi-Autonomous UAV Swarm System Design, 2) Brain-Computer Interface (BCI)-based systems, and 3) Cyber-Physical Systems.


In 2020, I was a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), jointly appointed in the ECE and CS departments to teach Digital Systems and Circuits (ECE) and Python Programming (CS).


I have joined the George Mason University (GMU), department of ECE in 2021 as an Associate Professor. Since joining GMU ECE, I have been teaching multiple courses in Computer Engineering (CpE) and serving as the ECE Tech Talent Investment Project (TTIP) director. TTIP is a program launched by the State of Virginia to substantially increase the awarded graduate degrees in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Software Engineering. As part of GMU ECE's initiative to contribute substantially to the TTIP program through MS CpE, I have also been chairing the ECE Recruitment and Retention Committee. One of my efforts as the chair of this committee is the planning and launch of a Bridge Program into our MS CpE. This bridge program will allow a wide range of B.S. degree holders from all engineering disciplines, Physics, and even more distant ones such as Statistics, to join our MS CpE after completing a certificate program.