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Prof. Dr. Kemal CILIZ

Prof. Dr. M. KEMAL CILIZ received the B.S degree in 1985 from Middle East Technical University, Turkey and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1987 and 1990, respectively, from Syracuse University, USA, all in electrical engineering. He also received an M.A. degree in 1994 from Yale University, USA in International Economics. Since 1991, he has been with the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey where he is currently a Professor. Between 1993 and 1994, he worked in the Center for Systems Science at Yale University and at University of California, Berkeley as a research engineer. After his return to Turkey, he worked as a consultant in the Turkish IT sector. Between 1997-2000, he was the Director of Engineering Operations at Global One, International Telecom Operator. In 1995, Dr. Ciliz has started three Information Technology companies in Istanbul. Between 2000-2002 he was the General Manager of Comnet, one of Turkey’s first Internet Service Providers. As a shareholder in Comnet, he led the acquisition of Comnet by Borusan Holding of Turkey. One of the companies he started in 1995, Infonet Information Technologies, is still active today and one of the leading companies in the Turkish IT Security market. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Tursign AS, Turkey’s first Certificate Authority for Digital Signatures, Chairman of the Board of Callpex AS, one of Turkey's leading callcenter companies. Prof. Ciliz is also active in various civil service organizations and he is the Chairman of TUBISAD (Informatics Industry Association) and a Board Member of TBV (Turkish Informatics Foundation). Prof. Ciliz is a member of the engineering honor societies Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi and a senior member of IEEE. His academic research interests are in Nonlinear and Adaptive Systems, Artificial Neural Networks and Network & Information Security and he has academic publications in these areas.