SHORT BIO: I was born in Nevsehir, Turkey on August 2, 1982. I received my B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and my double-major in Physics from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2005. From August 2005 to August 2007, I worked as a teaching and research assistant in Koç University with Prof. A. Murat Tekalp, Istanbul, Turkey. After I moved to States, I started working under Dr. Deniz Erdogmus's supervision as a research assistant.
Due to my parents' jobs, I moved a lot when I was a kid. My family finally settled down in Ankara where I spend my college years, but I still try to keep in touch with my friends even from elementary school through facebook, e-mail, etc. I like sports as everyone does, I was a licensed basketball player long time ago (and yes, I was good at it), I used to play soccer until I had a knee operation. I also like playing chess, dart, card games and billiards. I like playing arcade console games and (was) a big fan of Street Fighter II.
I have a lovely wife, Senem, to whom I am grateful to share this life.