I received the B.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2000; the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, Amherst, NY in 2002; and the Ph. D. degree in electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA in 2005. My doctoral thesis was on dynamic load balancing in wireless networks. From November 2006 to October 2008, I held a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computer, Computational, & Statistical Sciences Division at the Los Alamos National Laboratory of Department of Energy, where I worked on the design and development of self-organizing wireless networks with a focus on the impact of mobility and topology changes on the network performance. Since October 2008, I am with the Mobile Systems Group in the Networked and Embedded Systems Institute of University of Klagenfurt as a senior researcher. My current research interests include design and analysis of cooperative networks, self-organization, and aerial networks.