Gokhan Yavuz received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in computer engineering from the Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1990, 1994, and 1999, respectively. He is currently associate professor at the Computer Engineering Department of Yildiz Technical University. He is also affiliated with the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey as a senior researcher. He has received the IBM Faculty Award in 2008. He has co-founded the Intelligent Systems Laboratory (ISL) at Yildiz Technical University in 2010. His research interests include computer and network security, wireless sensor networks , and real-time embedded systems.