Dr. Cevdet Aykanat is a Professor of the Computer Engineering
Department of Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.
Prof. Aykanat earned his BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from the
Middle East Technical University,
and received his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from
Ohio State University,
where he was a Fullbright scholar,
He worked at the
Intel Supercomputer Systems Division, Beaverton, Oregon,
as a research associate.
Since 1989, he has been affiliated with the
of Computer Engineering, Bilkent University.
Research interests of Prof. Aykanat mainly include parallel computing
(especially for irregular and unstructured applications on
distributed-memory architectures), parallel scientific computing and
its combinatorial aspects, parallel computer graphics applications,
parallel data mining, graph and hypergraph partitioning, load
balancing, high-performance information retrieval and GIS systems,
parallel and distributed databases, and grid computing.
Prof. Aykanat (co)authored above 50 articles in prestigious ISI journals such as
IEEE Trans. Computers,
IEEE Trans. Parallel and Distributed Systems,
J. Parallel and Distributed Computing,
IEEE Trans. Power Systems,
IEEE Trans. Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits,
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery,
Computers & Graphics,
Information Processing & Management,
SIAM J. Scientific Computing,
His publications received about 330 citations in ISI indexes and above 1000 citations in Google Scholar.
Some of his applied research projects have been funded by
TUBITAK, Intel SSD, and European Commission.
Prof. Aykanat was the coordinator of a 2.5-year EU-funded ITDC project
on unstructured domain mapping for distributed-memory architectures
between 1995 and 1998, and currently he is the principal investigator
of Bilkent University in the EU-funded SEE-GRID and SEE-GRID2 projects.
Prof. Aykanat is the recipient of the 1996 Young Investigator Award of TUBITAK and
2007 Science Award of METU Parlar foundation.
He was appointed as a member of the IFIP Working Group 10.3
(Concurrent System Technology) in April 2004 and as
a member of the EU-INTAS Council of Scientists in June 2005.
He was appointed to the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions of Parallel and
Distributed Systems as an Associate Editor in January 2009.
Prof. Aykanat has been the Director of Bilkent Summer School since April 2005.