Ali Akdagli received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree from Erciyes University, Kayseri, in 1995, 1997, and 2002, respectively, all in electronic engineering. From 2003 to 2006, he was an assistant professor in the electronic engineering department at Erciyes University. He joined the same department at Mersin University where currently he is an associate professor. He has published more than 70 papers in journals and conference proceedings. His current research interests include, evolutionary optimization techniques (genetic algorithm, ant colony optimization, differential evolution, particle swarm optimization, artificial bee colony algorithms), artificial neural networks and their applications to electromagnetics, microwave circuits, microstrip antennas and antenna pattern synthesis problems. Dr. Akdagli is a editorial advisory board member of Recent Patents on Electrical Engineering which is a journal published by Bentham Science.