Prof. H. Fatih Uğurdağ, a former veteran of Silicon Valley, received his PhD in 1995 in the USA from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Electrical Engineering & Applied Physics. He received a BS in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE) as well as a BS in Physics from Boğaziçi University in 1986. He went to CWRU as a teaching assistant and did an MS thesis on machine vision (finished in 1989) and a PhD dissertation on computer architecture and chip design automation. He worked in the industry in the USA between 1989-2004 at companies such as GE, GM, Lucent, Juniper, and Nvidia as a full-time machine vision engineer, EDA software developer, and chip designer. He was a consultant at Vestel Vestek Pixellence R&D group between 2007-2017. He has been the Chair of IEEE Türkiye Section since 2020, a professional organization with 400,000 members worldwide and 2,000 in Türkiye. Dr. Uğurdağ has been working at Özyeğin University EEE Dept. since 2010. As of March 2022, he took up the positions of Dean of Faculty of Engineering and Director Graduate School of Science. His research interests span the areas of ASIC/SoC/FPGA design, real-time embedded systems, machine vision, electric vehicles, and high frequency trading.