Awards and Achievements
- IBM Faculty Award 2009.
- Bilkent University Distinguished Teaching Award, 2006
- Associate Professor (Docent) title from Inter-University Council (UAK)
of Turkey, January 2008.
- National Young Researcher Career Award, The Scientific and Technical
Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), 2004.
- IBM First Patent Filing Award, New York, 1999.
- IEEE Computer Society Certificate of Appreciation Service Award, 2007
- Ericsson Excellent Service Award, Santa Barbara, 2001.
- Graduated with 1st rank from Computer Engineering Department of Bilkent University.
- Bilkent University Scholarship (tuition+stipend) during undergraduate
study from 1989 to 1994.
- TUBITAK BAYG Scholarship (merit based) during undergraduate study from 1991 to 1994.
- Haci Omer Sabanci Foundation (VAKSA) Scholarship during undergraduate
study from 1989 to 1994
- Netas (Nortel Networks) Scholarship (merit based) during undergraduate study in
academic year 1993-1994.
- Among 15 students in Turkey's team for preparation for International Physics Olympiads, 1989.
- First place in TUBITAK National Chemistry Contest in Central Anatolia Region of Turkey, 1989.
- KPDS German Exam Score: 90/100 (Level A).
- 3rd place medal in Bilkent "Sport as a Lifestype" Table Tennis Tournament Men's
Advanced Category, March 14, 2013.
- 4th place medal in Spring 2010 Rector's Cup Table Tennis Tournament
Men Advanced Category, April 14, 2010.
- Cup Winner in Bilkent University Republic Cup Fall 2008 Men's Table
Tennis Tournament, November 19, 2008.
- First Place in Bilkent University Republic Cup 2008 Employee Sports
Festival Table Tennis Tournament, January 28, 2008.
- First Place in Bilkent University Personnel Men's Table Tennis
Tournament (organized as part of Rector's Cup Sporting Events), June
- First place in T-shirt Design Contest in Computer Science Department
of University of Maryland at College Park, 1996.
- Second Place in Table-Tennis Tournament among Science High-schools of
Turkey, Goztepe, Istanbul, 1989.