Tuğrul Dayar received his BS degree in Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1989, and the MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science with a minor in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, in 1991 and 1994, respectively. Since 1995, he has been with the Department of Computer Engineering at Bilkent, where he is now a full professor. While at Bilkent, he has received an Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Foundation Research Fellowship, a Young Scientist Award from the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA), and an Incentive Award from The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). He has also taken sabbatical leaves of one year each at Technical University of Dresden and Saarland University, Germany. His research interests are in the areas of performance modeling/analysis and scientific computing with applications to bioinformatics and computer networks. His book titled “Analyzing Markov Chains using Kronecker Products: Theory and Applications” has been published by Springer. He is a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, American Mathematical Society (AMS), Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) – Activity Group on Linear Algebra (SIAG/LA), and a senior member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) – Special Interest Group on Measurement and Evaluation (SIGMETRICS), and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – Computer Society (CS). He also is an evaluator for the Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Engineering Programs (MÜDEK) in Computer Engineering. Before being appointed as Associate Provost, he has served for about three years as the Associate Dean of Engineering responsible from student affairs at Bilkent.
Professor Dayar enjoys attending concerts, biking, and gardening.