Alper Demir received the primary school diploma from Nesrin ve Aysegul Kardesler School in Konya, Turkey, in 1980, the junior high school diploma from Konya Anadolu Lisesi in Konya, Turkey, in 1984, the high school diploma from Ankara Fen Lisesi in Ankara, Turkey, in 1987, the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1991, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California at Berkeley, in the USA, in 1994 and 1997, respectively.

In the summer of 1995, he was at Motorola, in the summer of 1996 at Cadence Design Systems, from 1997 to 2000 at Bell Laboratories Research, from 2000 to 2002 at CeLight (start-up in optical communications), in the summer of 2002 and in August 2005 at the Research Laboratory for Electronics at MIT, from September 2009 to September 2010 at the University of California at Berkeley as a visiting professor, and from February to June 2017 at MIT as a visiting scientist. He has been with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Koc University, Sariyer-Istanbul, Turkey, as an assistant professor between February 2002 and December 2007, as an associate professor between January 2008 and November 2012, and as a full professor since November 2012. Dr. Demir served as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems in 2011-2017.

His research interests are in computational prototyping of electronic & opto-electronic systems, numerical modeling & analysis, computational & quantitative biology, stochastic & nonlinear dynamical systems in electronics & biology, and noise in electronic, optical, communication & biological systems

The work he did at Bell Laboratories and CeLight is the subject of six patents. He has coauthored two books in the areas of nonlinear-noise analysis and analog-design methodologies and published some sixty articles in journals and conferences.

Dr. Demir was named an IEEE Fellow in 2012. He was the recipient of several best paper awards: the 2002 Best of International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) Award: 20 years of excellence in CAD, the 2003 IEEE/ACM William J. McCalla ICCAD Best Paper Award, the 2004 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award, and the 2014 IEEE/ACM William J. McCalla ICCAD Best Paper Award in the back-end category. In 1991, he was the recipient of the Regents Fellowship and the Eugene-Mona Fay Gee Scholarship from the University of California, Berkeley, and was selected to be an Honorary Fellow of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). In 2003, he was selected by the Turkish Academy of Sciences to receive the Distinguished Young Scientist Award, in 2005, he won a TUBITAK Career Award, and in 2007, he received the TUBITAK Young Scientist Award. In 2009, he was awarded the 2219 Research Fellowship by TUBITAK for his sabbatical year at Berkeley.