He completed his German Language Education between 1972 and 1973 in Germany. He finished his Machine Engineering Training Course in 1975 in Kassel/Germany thanks to a training program of IAESTE. He completed his BSc. study at Firat University/Turkey where he was the honored student (having the best grades at the class) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and he started his MSc. study at the Institute for Nuclear Energy of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 1977. He had started as an Engineer at ITU Research Reactor in 1978, and after finishing his master study he had begun to work as a Research Assistant at Firat University in 1979. Between 1981 and 1982 he completed his dissertation experiments at Karlsruhe University in Germany using a scholarship of DAAD and he gained his PhD title from Karadeniz Technical University (KTU) in 1983. He joined academic studies on field of Computer Systems at Indiana and Purdue Universities in the US using a scholarship of the World Bank. He earned the title of Associate Professor in the field of Energy Education in 1991. He was appointed for the position of Director of Revolving Funds Management of Technical Education Faculty between 1991 and 1996. In 1992, he had academic studies on computer aided education and design at Salford and Bradford Universities in UK. In 1995, he was invited to Oklahoma State University in the US to have studies on Vocational and Technical Education and Informatics. He gained the title of “Professor” in the field of Computer Systems Education in 1997. He was invited to Germany through the institution of DAAD to work on a Project in the field of Robotics at Bremen University/Germany in 1998. Between 1998 and 1999, he executed the works of combining all the revolving funds management at Firat University. He prepared the regulations and directives about the revolving funds management. Between 2003 and 2005, he taught different courses titled Analysis-Engineering Systems, Advance Mechatronics, Pro/Engineer (Solid Modeling), and Statics at West Virginia University in the US. He had a position as founder vice president of Siirt University to execute the works for establishing this University between 2007 and 2008. He was Firat University’s coordinator of the “East Anatolia Development Project” that supported by Ministry of Development between 1998 and 2001. Prof. Dr. Asaf Varol was the Director of the Revolving Funds Management of Firat University between 2008 and 2012.
He was promoted to the rank of Professor in the field of Software Engineering at College of Technology at Firat University in 2011. He has been the Chair of Software Engineering Department at Firat University since 2011. He taught Introduction to Digital Forensics and Information Assurance Course at Sam Houston State University in Fall semester of 2013. He is founder of the Department of Digital Forensics Engineering that is the still unique and first in Turkey. He is married and has two sons. He graduated from the Master program in Public Administration at Sam Houston State University on May 13th, 2017. He can speak fluently English and German languages.