Dr. Mustafa Takaoğlu received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from Istanbul Aydın University. During his Ph.D., he wrote the thesis named “Highly secured information exchange algorithm using encryption and steganography techniques, based on blockchain technology” and published many academic studies. He was an academician in the Computer Engineering Department at IAU between 2018-2022 and a manager at IAU Blockchain Application and Research Centre between 2020-2022 and held many international conferences and webinars. His research interests include blockchain technology, data science, and data security. As of 2022, he has been working on national, and international projects as a Blockchain Specialist in TÜBİTAK BILGEM Blockchain Research Laboratory.