Orkun Akyol (b. 1992) is a PhD student in composition and theory at UC Davis. Currently he studies with Laurie San Martin. He holds a master’s degree in composition from Istanbul Technical University, Center for Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM), during which he studied with Jeremy Woodruff, Pieter Snapper and Reuben de Lautour. Orkun’s latest interests are jazz music and computational creativity. His music writing is nourished from his diverse experiences as a jazz pianist and as an industrial engineer with a bachelor’s degree from Bogazici University.