Dr. Zeynep Özcan is an electronic music composer, educator, and author. She holds a Ph.D. in Music, an M.A. in History of Architecture, and a B.A. in Philosophy. She explores biologically inspired musical creativity, interactive and immersive environments, and generative systems. Her works have been performed and presented throughout the world in concerts, exhibitions, and conferences. As a musician, she sings, plays piano and electronics and performed with several bands and choirs. She is currently a lecturer at the Department of Performing Arts Technology at the University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Besides her academic lecturing, she contributes to secondary education and community education. She specializes in the implementation of software systems for music-making, audio programming, sonification, sensors and microcontrollers, novel interfaces for musical expression, and large-scale interactive installations. She is passionate about community building and creating multicultural and collaborative learning experiences for students through technology-driven creativity.