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Kemal Yuksek

Kemal Yuksek

Director General, Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Türkiye

Prof. Dr. Kemal Yuksek graduated from Istanbul Technical University in Mathematical Engineering. He gained master degree in Computer Engineering from Istanbul Technical University. During his Ph.D. studies focused on Applied Mathematics and earned Ph.D. from Yildiz Technical University.

Prof. Dr. Yuksek started his academic career as a Research Assistant at Yildiz Technical University. In 2000, he started to work as an Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering Department at Istanbul Kultur University. In addition to his academic career, he occupied as the deputy head of the Computer Engineering department. He received the title of Associate Professor in 2012 and the title of Professor from Hasan Kalyoncu University in 2016. During his academic career, he gave lectures & published numerous articles in software, database design, mathematical modeling, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, training management, and civil aviation management.

In 2012, Prof. Yuksek started his professional career at Turkish Airlines as a Project Manager. Between 2013 and 2018, he occupied as Vice President of Training at Turkish Aviation Academy. He took part in the development and implementation of projects such as Turkish Airlines New Passenger Service System (ticketing and reservation), Training Management System, Online Assessment System, and Learning and Training Portal. Apart from this, he accomplished the software development of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Street Lightening System and Medical Services System projects. Prof. Yuksek has managed the Virtual Reality and Simulation Learning Applications compatible with Scorm X-API Standards, by 3-D Interactive e-Learning Platform with the support of the TUBITAK R&D Project.

Prof. Yuksek started serving as the Deputy Director General of Turkish DGCA in May 2019 and has been nominated as Acting Director General in January 2021. Also, serving as the Chairman of the Board of Turksat.