Alper Demir received the B.S. degree from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1991 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1994 and 1997. Dr. Demir previously spent time at Motorola, Cadence Design Systems, Bell Laboratories Research, CeLight, MIT, and UC Berkeley. He has been with Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey since 2002. He won the 2002 Best of ICCAD Award, 2003 and 2014 IEEE/ACM William J. McCalla ICCAD Best Paper Awards, and the 2004 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Guillemin-Cauer Award. He received the Regents Fellowship and the Eugene-Mona Fay Gee Scholarship from UC Berkeley (1991), an Honorary Fellowship from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) (1991), and Distinguished Young Scientist Awards from the Turkish Academy of Sciences (2003) and TUBITAK (2007). He served as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits & Systems (2011-2017). He was named an IEEE Fellow in 2012.