Firat Yucel was born in 1982 in Kutahya, Turkey. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Suleyman Demirel University (Isparta, Turkey) at Electronics and Computer Education and the Ph.D. degree from Pamukkale University (Denizli, Turkey) at Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2005, 2008 and 2015, respectively. He is currently an Assist. Prof. at the Department of Informatics of Akdeniz University in Antalya, Turkey. His current research interests include CMOS 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.