Metin Sitti received the BSc and MSc degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1992 and 1994, respectively, and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1999. He was a research scientist at UC Berkeley during 1999-2002. He has been a professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA since 2002. He is an IEEE Fellow. He was elected as the Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society during 2006-2008. He received the SPIE Nanoengineering Pioneer Award in 2011 and NSF CAREER Award in 2005. Since 2014 he has been Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart.