Appointment according to the Article 40/A of the Higher Education Act No: 2547 **
Firat Yucel was born in 1982 in Kutahya, Turkey. He received the BSc and MSc degrees from Suleyman Demirel University (Isparta, Turkey) at Electronics and Computer Education, and the PhD degree from Pamukkale University (Denizli, Turkey) at Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2005, 2008 and 2015, respectively. He has currently an Assist. Prof. at the Department of Informatics of Akdeniz University in Antalya, Turkey since 2016. Additionally, he was appointed as head of department in 2017 and he has still working in this position. His current research interests include MOS based analog circuits, computer-aided automation systems and artificial intelligence based optimization. He has served as a reviewer for some international journals and a number of scientific projects. He is the author or co-author of several papers published in scientific journals or conference proceedings.