H. Altay Güvenir was born in Bursa, Turkey, in 1957. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, in 1979 and 1981, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering and Science from Case Western Reserve University in 1987. His dissertation was on learning problem solving strategies using refinement and macros. He joined the faculty at Bilkent University in 1987. He is serving as the chairman of the Department of Computer Engineering since 2001. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Mining.