Dr. Elvan Ceyhan was born on 09/20/1974 in Turkey. He had BS in Mathematics at Koc University (KU), Istanbul. Then he had an MS from the Statistics Department of Oklahoma State University in 2000, a PhD from the Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department of the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), where he also received an MSE. Then he was a post-doctoral fellow at Center for Imaging Science, JHU. After his post-doc, he was an assistant professor at Department of Mathematics at KU in 2005-2011, and an associate professor in 2011-2016. In 2016 he was a visiting associate professor at the Statistics Department of University of Pittsburgh for one year. Between 2017 - 2019, he served as the deputy director of SAMSI and a research associate professor at Statistics Department of NC State University. Currently, he is an associate professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Auburn University. His research interests are graph- and network-based learning and data science (pattern recognition, classification and clustering); random geometric graphs (proximity catch digraphs, their construction and characterization, domination, edge and arc density); network optimization (in relation to stochastic obstacle scene problem and Canadian traveler's problem); spatial point pattern and data analysis (by nearest neighbor and graph theoretic methods) and their applications; statistical methods for medical data and image analysis. He has (co)authored more than 55 journal articles, gave numerous invited talks and presentations. He served as an associate editor for Computational Statistics and Data Analysis (2008-2016) and Journal of Probability and Statistical Science (2007-2013, 2021- ), and editorial board member of Model Assisted Statistics and Applications (2007-2014). He was chosen as an "elected member" of International Statistical Institute in 2011. Also, he has been elected and served as a member of BoD of International Association of Statistical Computing between 2012-2016 and "TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences) Young Affiliate Fellow" in (2012-2016) and received the prestigious International Outgoing Fellowship grant from REA of European Union in 2012, and a member of Global Young Academy in 2012-2017.