Abdullah Atalar, born Turkish scientist and academic. Atalar is the Rector of Bilkent University, and a professor at Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. 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.11 April 1954 , is a
Atalar is a member of Turkish Academy of Sciences,. He was a member of Scientific and Technological Research Council (TÜBİTAK) science board (2004-2011), and chairman of the board of directors of TUBITAK Space (2004-2007) and TUBITAK Ulakbim (2004-2012). He is the chairman of the board of directors of Bilkent Holding, the endowment company owned wholly by Bilkent University. He is a receipent of TUBITAK's science award (1994). He is a fellow of the IEEE. He is married to Ayşe, granddaughter of İhsan Doğramacı, founder of Bilkent University.