Damla received the B.S. degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering with a minor in Solid-State Physics from Middle East Technical University, Turkey in 2012 and the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Semiconductor Devices and Physics from the University of California, Davis, CA in 2015. Her M.S. research focused on the novel high-speed and low-power SAR ADC architectures based on time-to-digital conversion. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree at Cornell University, NY focusing on mmWave N-Path Mixers for Broadly-Tunable, Interference Tolerant Receivers towards the fifth generation (5G) wireless communication systems and beyond. Prior to joining Cornell, she was an R&D mmWave IC design intern at Next Generation Radio Integration Lab at Intel Labs, OR in 2019 working on Nonlinear Distortions in mmWave Phased Array Transceivers. She also worked on tunable PLLs at Analog Devices, CA (2015), high-speed optical modulator drivers at Bell Laboratories, NJ (2016), and the bandwidth extension techniques for the design of broadband amplifiers at Intel Labs (2017).
Damla has been serving as a reviewer for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters (SSC-L), the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I (TCAS-I), the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (T-MTT), and as the IEEE SSCS Young Professionals Student Representative since 2016.
Damla is a member of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Technical Program Review Committee and serves as the Co-Chair of the Innovative Systems and Applications Subcommittee in the IEEE IMS 2022.