Dr. Hamza Salih Erden received his B.S. degree from Istanbul Technical University in Mechanical Engineering; M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Syracuse University in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He is now a faculty member at Istanbul Technical University, where he leads graduate-level teaching track and research program titled “Thermal Systems in Cloud Infrastructure” at the Informatics Institute. His current research is on the thermodynamic modeling and optimization of data center thermal environment and cooling infrastructure. As an active member of ASHRAE and ASME, Dr. Erden authored and co-authored more than 30 journals and conference papers and received 2015 ASHRAE Willis H. Carrier Award.