Bachelor, Slippery Rock University, 1985. Master of Science, Texas Technology University, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Methodist University, 1994.
Lecturer, Karadeniz Technology U., Trabzon, Turkey, 1986-1990; engineering manager, Rutishauser, Inc., Dallas, 1990-1991; design engineer, D. F. Benn & Associations, Dallas, 1991-1992; researcher, Halff & Associations, Inc., Dallas, 1992-1993; system analyst, Net Computers International, Dallas, 1991-1994; laboratory supervisor, teaching assistant, Southern Methodist U., Dallas, 1992-1994; professor, University Texas at Dallas, 1994-1995; professor department mathematics and computer science, Benedict College, 1995-1997; associate professor computer science, Troy State University, Montgomery, Alabama, since 1997.
Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society for Design and Process Science, International Institute for General System Studies, Association Computing Machinery, Sigma Xi.
Married Isil Colakoglu, February 28, 1987. Children: Sinehan Burcu, Ecehan Didem.