Dr. Orkun Hasekioglu, is Executive Vice President at TUBITAK, Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Foundation and President of TUBITAK MRC. He is responsible for research institutions and international relations. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of TUBİTAK and European Commission Joint Research Centers (JRC), member of the Governing Council of the United Nations Technology Bank and other international scientific organizations.
Dr. Orkun Hasekioglu has BS, MS (Caltech), PhD (RPI) degrees in Electronics, Computer and Systems Engineering, with a specialization in signal processing, communications systems and networks. Prior to joining Turkish Technic, after engaging in academia at Caltech and RPI, Dr. Hasekioglu, has served in General Electric R&D Center, Schenectady, NY, as a research engineer, Moren Communications as Chief Technology Officer, CHEMI Inc. as Vice President responsible from product development, and AIT Inc., as Vice President and later on as President and partner. At AIT, an engineering R&D and consulting services company, his team was involved in the research, design, analysis and testing of advanced engineering applications and products in the aviation, communications, biomedical and energy industries.
Currently, he serves as Vice President of TUBITAK (Turkish Sciencific and Technological Research Foundation) responsible from research institutions and international relations.
The responsibilities of Dr. Orkun Hasekioğlu at Turkish Airlines Technic included developing and implementing enabling and innovative Aviation Technologies for efficient airline flight and maintenance operations and certification of airborne aircraft software and hardware in compliance with the international airborne equipment standards. Previously, Dr. Orkun Hasekioglu served as the Chief Information Officer (IT Manager - CIO) again at Turkish Airlines Technic.
Dr. Orkun Hasekioglu is a frequent invited speaker in science, technology and innpvation, international relations, aviation and space industrial conferences. He has taught various engineering courses in different universities (Alfred, RPI, Caltech) on Signals and Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Probability and Stochastic Processes, Information Theory and Coding, Data-Communication Networks, Digital Image Processing, Digital Communication Systems and Modulation, Computer Networks, etc.