Professor and Chairman of the Computer Engineering Department at Bahcesehir University
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Taskin Kocak received B.S. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and in Physics (as a double major) from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey in 1996 as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Duke University, Durham, NC, USA in 1998 and 2001, respectively. He is currently a full-professor and chairman of the Computer Engineering Department at Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey. Previously, he was a senior lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at the University of Bristol, England, UK (2007-2009) and, he was an assistant professor of Cumputer Engineering at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA (2001-2007). Before joining academia, he worked as a design engineer at Mitsubishi Electronic America’s Semiconductor Division in Raleigh-Durham, NC, USA (1998-2000). His research interest are in computer networks and communications, and hardware design (computer architecture and VLSI). His research activities have produced over 100 peer-reviewed publications, including 36 journal papers, and have been supported bt American, British, Japanese and Turkish funding agencies and companies, including Northrop Grumman, Toshiba Research Europe, Great Western Research, ClearSpeed Technology, KDDI, Turk Telecom and Alcatel-Lucent. He founded and organised Advanced Networking and Communications Hardware Workshop series (2004-2006) which were supported by both IEEE and ACM. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the ICST Transactions on Networking Computing. He also served as an associate editor for the Computer Journal (2007-2009) and as a guest editor for a special issua of the ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems.