Ali Kemal Sinop received his bachelors degree from Bilkent University, Turkey in 2004 and his masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. He worked at Siemens Corporate Research from 2005 to 2007. He obtained his PhD from CMU in 2012, where his advisor was Venkatesan Guruswami. His thesis focused on the use of semidefinite programming hierarchies for various graph partitioning problems. During 2012-2013, he was a postdoc at the Center for Computational Intractability at Princeton University. During 2013-2014, he was a postdoc at the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study. His current research interests are in the use of convex relaxation hierarchies for basic graph partitioning problems.