Born in Istanbul, obtained my BSc. and M.Sc. degrees from Electrical and Electronical Engineering Department of the Istanbul Technical University. I was with the Signal Processing Laboratory (formerly C3i) of the EPFL in 1997 and later started my Ph.D. studies at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute working with the Analog / Digital Microelectronics Group. I worked at the Integrated Systems Laboratory (IIS) of ETH Zurich from 2000 till 2006 and completed my Ph.D.. I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Integrated Systems Laboratory (LSI) and Microelectronic Systems Laboratory (LSM) of the EPFL until June 2008. Currently I am employed by the Microelectronics Design Center of ETH Zurich. My research interests include design of VLSI systems, full-custom design, globally-asynchronous locally-synchronous systems, cryptography, and energy efficient processing systems.