Davut Kavranoğlu

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Prof. Dr. Davut Kavranoğlu
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1962-06-01) June 1, 1962 (age 58)
Gündoğdu, Rize, Turkey
Alma materCalifornia Institute of Technology (Ph.D. & M.S.)
Istanbul Technical University (B.S.)

Prof. Dr. Davut Kavranoğlu is the Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of Turkey. He is an academician, a scientist, politician and the first deputy minister of Turkey. Prof. Kavranoğlu served as the Deputy Minister of Industry, Science and Technology of Turkey from 2011 to 2015.[1]

Education and career[edit]

Prof. Kavranoğlu has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (1984). He has completed his masters in 1986 and PhD in 1989 at California Institute of Technology (Caltech, Pasadena, CA).

In 1989, he started at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals as an assistant professor and in 1993 became an associate professor. Between 1993 and 2007 he taught as an associate professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, at Beykent University and at Istanbul Commerce University. In 2009, he joined Yalova University as a professor in Computer Engineering. To date, Prof. Kavranoğlu has published many papers and articles.

In August 2011, Prof. Kavranoğlu was appointed as the first deputy minister of Turkey.[2][3]

In July 2015, Prof. Kavranoğlu was appointed Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of Turkish Republic. He is responsible for Science, Technology, Higher Education and Industry policies.

Prof. Kavranoğlu is married and has seven children.


See also[edit]

Selected Interviews[edit]

Interview on Kanal A on May 03, 2011 about Economy-Technology Relationship
Interview on Star Gazetesi on December 24, 2012 about Science and Technology in Turkey

Selected Speeches[edit]

Opening speech at The 10th International Conference on Electronics Computer and Computation (November 1, 2012, Turgut Özal University)
Speech at the University-Industry Cooperation Summit (November 22, 2012)


External links[edit]

  • Profile at the Ministry of Industry, Science and Technology