Our Team



Buket Perez


buket.perez (at) atasc-sd (dot) org

Vice President


Esra Ugurlu

esra.ugurlu (at) atasc-sd (dot) org



Tugay Inal

Tugay moved to San Diego 20 years ago and fulfilled his childhood dream. He currently runs a computer help desk at UC San Diego, focuses on automation, security and service. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, soccer, music, occasional surfing, and gardening.

tugay.inal (at) atasc-sd (dot) org



Mehmet Cilingir

“Mehmet is a Principal Engineer in the Quality Group at Qualcomm SD with 20+ years in various Manufacturing and Quality functions. He originally migrated from Turkey to the East coast with his parents and siblings at a young age and completed his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from UMASS Lowell. Upon completing his degree, moved back to Turkey and eventually moved to SoCal in 1995 where he currently resides with his family. He enjoys spending time with his family, and outdoor physical activities. For the last few years he is volunteering as a swimming official at his daughter’s swim meets and as of 2018 is also an ATASC-SD board member.

mehmet.cilingir (at) atasc-sd (dot) org



Hakan Atmaca

hakan.atmaca (at) atasc-sd (dot) org



Can Acar

Can is a Product Security Engineer at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Middle East Technical University Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department. He moved to San Diego in 2007.


can.acar (at) atasc-sd (dot) org

Social Activities Chair


Nil Noyan

Nil grew up in picturesque Istanbul and found herself in sunny San Diego where she received an academic scholarship to attend Alliant International University and studied Business Management & Marketing. Good at wearing multiple hats, Nil is currently the Outreach and Events Manager at Cygnet Theatre – a non-profit performing arts company – where she plans a wide variety of events. Also, she is responsible of developing relationships with other community organizations.
In her free time, she enjoys volunteering her expertise to charitable causes, capturing memories with photography, spending time with her husband & her Basenji named Fox, checking out new restaurants, listening to a great music playlist, being outdoors, and reading.

nil.noyan (at) atasc-sd (dot) org



Murat Balci

Murat is a Senior Staff Engineer at Qualcomm Inc, working on Graphics and Camera Drivers. He has 15+ years of experience in Image Processing, Computer Vision, Camera Systems and Accelerated Graphics. He received Ph.D. and MS degrees in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, and MS and BS Degrees in Computer Engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He has moved to San Diego in 2016 from Orlando, where he called home since 2003.


murat.balci (at) atasc-sd (dot) org