Abdullah Atalar

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Abdullah Atalar (born April 11, 1954) is a Turkish scientist and academic. Atalar is the Rector of Bilkent University,[1] and a professor at Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.[2] He received B.S. degree from Middle East Technical University, in 1974, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 1976 and 1978, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. His thesis work was on reflection acoustic microscopy.

Atalar is a member of Scientific and Technological Research Council (TÜBİTAK) science board,[3] Turkish Academy of Sciences,[4] and chairman of the board of directors of TUBITAK Space and TUBITAK Ulakbim since 2004.[5] He is the deputy chairman of the board of directors of Tepe Group.[6] He is a fellow of the IEEE.[7] He is married to Ayşe, granddaughter of İhsan Doğramacı, founder of Bilkent University.[citation needed]

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