Born in 1981 at Bursa, Tolga Ovatman graduated from Bursa Anatolian High School in 1999. He completed his undergraduate education in Hacettepe University Computer Engineering Department in 2003 and moved to İstanbul to continue his graduate education at Istanbul Technical University department of Computer Engineering. After receiving his MSc degree he continued his PhD education at the same department and started working on model based software parallelization for multicore systems under supervision of Dr.Feza Buzluca. During his PhD study he has worked on formal methods and model checking as a visiting researcher in Denmark Technical University and studied parallellizing class diagrams in US Missouri University of Science and Technology. In 2011 he has delivered his dissertation and started working as a lecturer in İTÜ Faculty of Computer and Informatics. He was later recruited as an assistant professor in the same faculty on April 2012. He was awarded with Associate Professor Degree by YÖK on December 2017.