Dr. Cihan was born in Ankara, Turkey. He received BS degrees in Control Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 2007. He got MS and PhD degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University in 2009 and 2014, respectively. His PhD thesis was on convergence rate optimization of distributed consensus algorithms, which received the best PhD dissertation award from Bogazici University. From February 2014 until March 2015, he worked at Migros Research and Development Center, Turkey. In May 2015, he started working as a post doctoral researcher at Center for Systems Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT, before joining the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Marmara University in 2016. His research interests are in the areas of mathematical systems theory, multi-agent systems, distributed control and data mining.