Işik University, Turkey
Prior to her appointment as Rector of Işik University, Professor Sirin Tekinay was the Dean of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey. In 2013, she s started Turkey's first and second FabLab by obtaining comptetitive funds from Development Agencies. She is also running a comprehensive R&D initiative in Urban Engineering. After a twenty year career in the USA, she returned to her home country to serve as the founding Vice Rector for Research at Ozyegin University, Istanbul for three years. Previously, she was tenured faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. In 2005, she joined the United States National Science Foundation as Program Director where she served as the founding chair of the large scale initiative “Cyber Enabled Discovery and Innovation,” in addition to managing her home program for Communications, and other interdisciplinary and inter-agency programs. She holds the PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from George Mason University, Virginia, and MS and BS degrees in Electrical-Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul.
Prof. Tekinay holds nine patents and has authored numerous publications in her field. She has graduated six doctoral students. Her areas of interest include network science, mobile networks, sensor networks, and engineering education research. She is a member of various professional societies, and EEDC.
Ph. D. Electrical and Computer Engineering George Mason University, VA 1994
M. S. Electrical & Electronics Engineering Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey 1991
B. S. Electrical & Electronics Engineering Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey 1989