Berkehan Ciftcioglu received his B.Sc. degree in microelectronics engineering from Sabanci University, Turkey in 2005. His current research interests are high-speed electronics and microwave photonics. He worked at Intel Photonic Technology Lab in 2008. He was the recipient of Merit Scholarship at Sabanci University in 2001-2004, Frank J. Horton Research Fellowship at University of Rochester in 2007 to 2012, and 2012 Best PhD Dissertation Award of University of Rochester.