Zeynep B. Kaykac Egilmez received her dual B.Eng. degrees (Hons.) from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and from the Department of Industrial Engineering at Kirikkale University, Turkey, in 2014. Following that, she received her M.Sc. degree (Hons.) in wireless communications from the University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K., in 2017. In 2022, she was awarded the degree of Ph.D. in Electronic and Electrical Engineering by the University of Southampton, with the thesis title of "Soft-Input Soft-Output Polar Decoding". Currently, she is a research fellow at the University of Southampton working on underwater communications and networking.