Derya Pamukcu received a doctorate in 1987 from Louisiana State University, a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University, and a Bachelor of Science from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. He is a member of the Project Management Institute and certified Project Management Professional.
Before joining Lehigh, Derya had a distinguished career at major institutions such as Bell Laboratories, AT&T, and IBM. He investigated software development technologies to accelerate deployment of large-scale projects at Bell Laboratories. Later, he worked as a Technology Leader and a Manager at AT&T, where he led development of large enterprise applications using web technology. At IBM Global Services he continued work on large-scale telecommunication systems as an Executive Project Manager and an Architect. Derya enjoyed the software industry from many aspects, including founding and growing a local software company.
His areas of interest include Information Systems and Software Engineering, Design and Analysis of Network and Communications Systems, Engineering Decision Making, and Computer Graphics and Project Management.