Yönetim Kurulu (2008-2010)

  • Prof. Dr. Ali Naci Akansu -  Başkan
  • Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ulema - Başkan Yardımcısı
  • Aslı Demir – Genel Sekreter
  • Arda Celebioglu – Yardimci Genel Sekreter
  • Ayhan Topcu– Sayman
  • Dr. Cengiz Akgun – Üye
  • Oguz Alpoge – Üye
  • Erden Arkan – Üye
  • Dr. Veli Sahin – Üye
  • Dr. Mehmet Toy – Üye

Bölgesel Temsilciler

  • Tolga Yaprak - California
  • Prof. Dr. Ahmet Pamuk - Florida
  • Dr. Veli Sahin - Texas

Haysiyet Divani

  • Yüksel Atillasoy
  • Dr. Omer Faruk Taplamacı

Denetleme Kurulu

  • Feray Girgin
  • Huseyin Kopkallı


Prof. Dr. Ali N. Akansu received the B.S. degree from the Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey, 1980, the M.S. and Ph.D degrees from the Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York, in 1983 and 1987, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. Since 1987, he has been with the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was a Founding Director of the New Jersey Center for Multimedia Research (NJCMR) between 1996-2000, and NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) for Digital Video between 1998-2000. Prof. Akansu spearheaded the National Security Agency (NSA) Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education at NJIT in 2003 and led it until October 2005. Prof. Akansu was the Vice President for Research and Development of IDT Corporation. He was also the founding President and CEO of PixWave, Inc. (an IDT subsidiary). He has sat on the boards of directors of a few companies and an investment fund. His current research interests include signal and transform theories, and applications. Prof. Akansu has published numerous papers and several books widely referenced in the literature. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia.

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ulema received MS & Ph.D. in Computer Science at Polytechnic University, New York. He also received BS & MS degrees at Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey. Currently he is a professor at Manhattan College, New York. Previously, he held management and technical positions in Daewoo Telecom, Bellcore, AT&T Bell Labs, and Hazeltine.  Dr. Ulema has been involved in a variety of wireless projects including 3G wireless networks, wireless LANs, Wireless Local Loops, and management of wireless networks. He has published in various international conferences and journals. He holds two patents. He gave numerous talks and tutorials on network management of wireless networks. He is involved in many IEEE conferences. Currently, he is appointed as a General co-chair the IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS) 2008. More recently, he served as the Program chair for a number of conferences including ICC 2006 held in Istanbul. Currently he is on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Network and Services Management, the Wireless Network Journal, and the Journal of System and Network Management.

Ayhan Topcu ITU Mimarlik Fakultesi’nden 1980 yilinda mezun oldu. 1981-1985 yillari arsinda Libya’da 1986-1990 yillari arasinda Ankara’da 1996-1990 yillari arasinda Libya’da 1997-2000 yillari arasinda Ankara’da gorev yapti. 2001 yilindan beri New York’ta bir muteahhitlik firmasinda Ihale Hazirlik-Proje Muduru pozisyonlarinda gorev yapmaktadir..

Dr. Cengiz Akgun graduated in1978 with BS degree from the Electronics and Telecommunications division of ITU Electrical Engineering Faculty.  After receiving his MS and PhD from Polytechnic University in Electrical Engineering 1980 and 1983 respectively, he joined the Electrical Engineering Department of Manhattan College for a year as an Assistant Professor.  Summer of 1984, he became a Member of Technical Staff in AT&T Bell Labs and moved to Bellcore (currently known as Telcordia) in 1987.  Since 2005, Cengiz is with SAIC as a Principal Systems Engineer at Red Bank, New Jersey.

Oguz Alpoge is a senior computer architect/programmer and educator who has been active in the Turkish and US industry for 35 years. He received his M.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 1973, and his MBA with the major in International Business Management from New York University in 1979. He serves as a systems integrator and consultant with current concentration in web technologies like Microsoft ASP.NET, C#, web services, XML, e-business and multimedia. He has earned several certifications in computers, such as Java, .NET Web Development and Unicenter. He has spoken at various conferences and seminars including at CeBIT Bilisim Eurasia trade fairs in Istanbul. He has authored books and articles on technology and film including the book "Radio, Television, Radar - Foundations and Applications" published in Istanbul. He is one of the pioneers of Turkish TV programming at the Istanbul Technical University TV. He is with Next Information Systems Inc., NY (nextinfosys.com) and manages the Turkish language technology portal dunyateknolojisi.com. Previously, he had served at many financial and manufacturing corporations in Turkey and USA. In addition to other institutes, he teaches at Hofstra University, Long Island NY. He is a member of several scientific and business organizations. Since 2004 he has been serving as a member of the Board of Auditors of Turkish American Chamber of Commerce & Industry. In addition to being a member of Turkish Informatics Foundation (TBV - Turkiye Bilisim Vakfi), he participates as an active member in NY and Long Island .NET Users' Groups and Hauppauge Industrial Association. He is and has been an active Board Member of MIM (Society of Turkish American Architects, Engineers and Scientists) for many years.

Dr. Veli Sahin is a Senior Director at NEC Corporation of America in Irving, TX. Dr. Sahin has been working in the area of communications networks for over 25 years. He spent several years in different areas of communications systems such as transmission, switching, packet switching, wireless communications, management systems, and strategic planning working on as a planner, strategist, and developer. His current interest includes Next Generation Networks (NGN), IP Multi Media Systems (IMS), Quad/Triple Play Services, IPTV, VoIP, IP/MPLS, end-to-end integrated planning, Wireless Multi Service Products/Platforms/Networks, and development of TMN based management systems, integrated management of multiple technologies/products, and planning and development of National/Global information Infrastructures. Dr. Sahin received his Ph.D. in multi hop packet radio networks from Polytechnic University, and worked at Bell Labs, Bellcore, NEC America, Samsung, and Marconi. He has over 100 internal and external publications and co-author of a book titled as "Network Management into the 21st Century." He has been active in organizing conferences, symposia, and workshops, and giving tutorials/seminars/talks at conferences and symposia as an invited speaker on network management, TMN, and integration of SONET, SDH, ATM, and IP networks/products. He was a member of Journal on Network and Systems Management (JNSM) Advisory Board and international Journal on Communications Network (JCN) Editorial Board. He was the General Chair for the 2002 and 1998 Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), Co-founder and first chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Information Infrastructure (TCII) for (1995-1998), Chair for the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM) (1998–2000).

Dr. Mehmet Toy received B.S and M.S in Electronics and Communications from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ. He also holds “Docent” title since 1992. Dr. Toy is currently with ADVA Optical Networking, Inc. and one of the well-known contributors of Metro Ethernet technology.  Prior to his current position, Dr. Toy held various positions in Intel, Verizon Wireless, Axiowave Networks, Fujitsu Network Communications, AT&T Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies, where he contributed various areas of computer networking, and founded Intergenix, Inc. Dr. Toy served as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as a “Yrd. Docent” of Electrical Engineering at “Dokuz Eylul Universitesi”, and taught at various universities including the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts and at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in New Jersey. Dr. Toy has publications in data networking and signal processing areas.  Video tutorial “ATM Switching System Management via Open Interfaces” and  books  “Optical Networking I”, “Optical Networking II”,  and “ATM Development and Applications” are among them. He served as an editor and committee chair in IEEE Communications Society. He is married and has three children.

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Pamuk received the B.S. degree from the Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey; the M.S. Degree from the University of Delaware; and the Ph.D. degree from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, all in Civil Engineering. He worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at the Columbia University. He has been with the College of Engineering at Florida State University Panama City. Prof. The research interests of Prof. Pamuk include earthquake engineering, soil-structure interaction, earth structures and landfills, centrifuge modeling, and forensic engineering.

Hüseyin Kopkalli (P.E., MSCE) received Bachelor of Science degree from Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Civil Engineering in 1976 and Master of Science degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York in1979. Hüseyin Kopkall2 is both an accomplished bridge and highway engineer, has worked on many transportation projects in eastern United States. He is highly experienced in original and rehabilitation designs for both concrete and steel bridges/viaducts which include high level, long span major river crossings as well as simple span and continuous span designs for grade separation on highway, railroad and river crossings. He joined Ysrael A. Seinuk, P.C. Consulting Engineers in 1998 and currently serves as Senior Vice President - Chief Bridge Engineer in charge of bridge and highway projects.

Feray Girgin graduated from ITU in 1967, with a  B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering. Following her graduation, she started to work as a Quality Control  Engineer at  (MKEK)  Mechanical and Chemical Industries Corporation. Kirikkale, Turkey. She completed two years Industrial training (1968-70) on Petrochemicals and Plastics in England (with a scholarship from the Confederation of British Industry). In 1971  she received her M.S. degree  from University of Salford, at Manchester  in Chemistry and Applied Chemistry.  After that she lived 25 years in Argentina and worked with Vialco Argentina SAIC  at Futaleufu, Chubut  Hydroelectric Complex,  Instituto Petroquimica Argentina  and Monsanto-Argentina SAIC, Buenos Aires.  After working 11 yrs at  the Turkish  Embassy in Buenos Aires, she retired from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey. She was the founder of Argentine-Turkish Chamber of Commerce, Industry &Tourism, in Bs.As. and wrote a  book to teach Turkish for Spanish speaking people. She moved to USA in 1996 and became a “Lic. Real Estate Broker” in New York and Florida. She is currently Sales & Marketing Manager of  New City Builders Inc. She is fluent in Turkish, Spanish and English.  Mrs. Girgin was the president of ITUMD USA between 2006-2008.

Dr. Omer Faruk Taplamaci received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Istanbul (ITU), Turkey in 1982 and 1984 respectively. In 1984 he was awarded the Ministry of Turkish National Education Scholarship to pursue his advanced graduate studies in the USA where he got his MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University (Poly ) in 1987 and 1994 respectively. From the 1982 to 1983, he worked as a research assistant in the ITU and is employed as a teaching/research assistant as well as an adjunct lecturer at the Poly throughout 1986 to 1993. His research interests includes algorithms, computer networks, combinatorial optimization and complexity theory. Since 1994 he held positions as a senior software engineer at OPENCON Inc for a year, and at Telcordia Technologies (formerly BELLCORE) for 11 years where he worked mainly on ISCP and ION projects, BELLCORE's AIN and VoIP products respectively. Since 2006, he has been working as a technical specialist in the Advanced Technology Development group of Citigroup Derivatives Markets Inc (CDMI).




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