Tolga Soyata

Titles and Organizations

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-5459
Campus: Fairfax
Building: Nguyen Engineering Building
Room 3228
Mail Stop: 1G5

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Tolga Soyata received his BS in Electrical and Communications Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 1988, MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1992 and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Rochester in 2000. He was an assistant research professor at the University of Rochester ECE Department between 2008 and 2016 and associate professor at SUNY Albany ECE between 2016 and 2019. He was a senior lecturer at Johns Hopkins University ECE Department in 2020 before joining Mason as an associate professor in 2021. His teaching interests include computer architecture, CMOS VLSI ASIC design, FPGA-based system design, and GPU architecture and programming. He has authored two books as well as two dozen journals and 30 conference papers, primarily in ACM and IEEE. His research interests include cyber-physical systems, digital health, and FPGA- and GPU-based high-performance computing. He is a senior member of both IEEE and ACM.


  • PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester 
  • MS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University 
  • BS, Electrical and Communications Engineering, Istanbul Technical University