From 2002 to 2015, Melih worked as a faculty member in the Computer Engineering Department of Marmara University, Turkey. He is also affiliated with the North-West University in South Africa. His research interest include ICT in developing countries, Internet censorship and surveillance.
Melih holds a BSc degree from Middle East Technical University, Turkey and MBA (in IS), PhD degrees from Wollongong University, Australia. He has worked in the ICT area for over twenty years in Turkey and Australia.