EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, 2005
M.S.  in Computer Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 2001
B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 1999

INDUSTRIAL AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering Department, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (2015 - )
Staff Research Scientist, Strategic CAD Labs, Intel, Hillsboro, OR (2009-2015)
Senior Software Engineer, Core CAD Technologies, Intel, Hillsboro, OR (2005-2009)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering Department, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (2012)
Technical Co-op, IBM, Fishkill, NY (2004)
Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL (2002-2005)
Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Austin, TX (2001-2002)
Teaching Assistant, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (1999-2001)
Project Assistant, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey (1998-1999)

AWARDS
European Commission Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (2016-2018)
Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) Postdoctoral Reintegration Fellowship (2016-2018)
ACM SIGDA Technical Leadership Award (2012)
IEEE/ACM William J. McCalla ICCAD Best Paper Award (2011)
Several division and department-level awards from Intel (2005-2015)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • General chair (2017), technical program chair (2016), publication chair (2015), publicity chair (2014), and contest chair (2012-2013) of ACM International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD).
  • Guest Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES) Special Section on Advances in Physical Design Automation (2017-2018).
  • Guest Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design of Electronic Systems (TCAD) Special Issue on Deep Physical Design Techniques for Next Generation Technologies (2016-2017).
  • Guest Associate Editor of IEEE Design and Test Special Issue on Hardware Accelerators for Data Centers (2016-2017).
  • Guest Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design of Electronic Systems (TCAD) Special Issue on Physical Design Techniques for Advanced Technology Nodes (2014-2015).
  • General chair (2013), technical program chair (2012), and finance chair (2011) of IEEE/ACM International Workshop on System Level Interconnect Prediction (SLIP).
  • Organizer of the IEEE/ACM ICCAD Workshop on Energy Efficient Computing in the Dark Silicon Era (ECDS) 2015.
  • Organizer of the IEEE/ACM ICCAD Workshop on Heterogeneous Computing Platforms (HCP) 2014.
  • Subcommittee co-chair of the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronic Design (ISLPED) 2012.
  • Technical Action Committee member of IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA), 2014-2016.
  • Technical program committee member of the following conferences:
    1. IEEE/ACM Intl Conf. on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD): 2006-2008 and 2010-2012
    2. IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC): 2008-2010 and 2014
    3. IEEE/ACM Design, Automation, and Test in Europe (DATE): 2011-2012
    4. IEEE/ACM Intl Symp. on Low Power Electronic Design (ISLPED): 2012-2014
    5. ACM Intl Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD): 2012
    6. IEEE System Level Interconnect Prediction (SLIP): 2010-2012, 2014
  • Reviewer of the following journals:
    1. IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design
    2. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems
    3. ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems
    4. IET Circuits, Devices and Systems
    5. VLSI Design Journal