Salih Bayar received his BS degree in electronics and communication engineering from Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2003. He has received his MS degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in specialization Systems Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2007. During this period, he held various positions at KIT, TEMO Soft-, Hardware & Consulting e.K., Molex and Daimler Chrysler AG. He was a research assistant in the Department of Computer Engineering at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, between 2007 and 2013. He received his PhD degree from the Department of Computer Engineering at Bogazici University. He worked as a Research and Development Engineer and Manager from 2013 to 2017 in a leading software company, Istanbul, Turkey. Since 2017 he has been an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Electronics Department at Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. His main research interests are parallel computing, distributed systems, reconfigurable computing, dynamic and partial reconfiguration of Xilinx FPGAs, multi-processor and embedded multi-core architectures.