Dr. Akif AKGUL was born in Izmir, Turkey. Dr. AKGUL received his B.S. degree in Electronics-Computer Education from Kocaeli University in 2009 and in Electrical-Electronics Engineering from Sakarya University in 2013, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Sakarya University in 2011 and 2015, respectively, in Electronics-Computer Education and Electrical-Electronics Engineering. His Ph.D. thesis work was on chaos-based cryptology. He has been to The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) of Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom in 2015 as a Visiting Researcher. His current research interests include random number generators, cryptology, data hiding, blockchain, IoRT, chaos-based engineering applications. Currently, he is Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Hitit University, Turkey, where he has been involved in projects concerning the study of chaos-based applications.