Born in August 28, 1968 in Çorum, and lived there until completion of high school.
Graduated from Çorum Atatürk Lisesi in 1984.
Entered Computer Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University in 1984 and moved to Ankara.
Finished undergraduate studies in 1989 and decided to pursue a graduate degree in the States.
Moved to Troy, New York for a Masters in Computer Science Department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in August 1989.
Received M.S. in Computer Science in 1991 and made a
change in the plans and decided to go for a Ph.D.
Defended dissertation in 1995 to receive a Ph.D. in Computer Science.
Decided to get some industry experience and joined Tom Sawyer Software and moved to
part of California (Berkeley - San Francisco bay area) in 1995.
Served the Turkish Armed Forces during the summer of 1996.
Got a faculty position in Computer Engineering Department of Bilkent University and moved to Ankara in July 1998.
Received the rank of Associate Professor from the Inter-University Council (UAK) in March 2003.
Married Emel in September 2005.
Became an Associate Professor in Computer Engineering Department of Bilkent University in June 2007.
Spent the academic year 2007/8 in Northern California on sabbatical leave.
Our son Yalin was born in December 2008.
Became a Full Professor in Computer Engineering Department of Bilkent University in 2015.
Spent 2015 in
the city that never sleeps
with MSKCC on sabbatical leave.
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