Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering

Sabancı University | Istanbul | 2023

Transfer from Koç University | Istanbul | 2019 

M.Sc. Physics

Boğaziçi University | Istanbul | 2016

B.Sc. Electrics and Electronics Engineering & Physics

Işık University | Istanbul | 2010

Erasmus Exchange - Konstanz University | Germany | 2008

About Me

I am a machine learning researcher. My interests are self- weakly- and semi- supervised  deep learning methods and its application in Computer Vision, Biometrics and Biomedical Engineering.

Additionally, I am interested in computational criticism, especially analyses of literary texts using machine learning methods.

Location: Sabancı University, Istanbul.

Awards, Grants and Scholarships

AwardsIşık University - Graduation 2nd Rank both on Physics and Engineering

Grants: Erasmus Exchange - Grant for 12 Months - 6000€.   ICPR 2022  Travel Stipends - Grant for 1000$.

Scholarships: Sabancı University, Koç University and Işık University  - Tuition Waiver + Accommodation

Journal & Conference Roles

ReviewerJournal of Neural Networks, Elsevier; Digital Scholarship in the Humanities - Oxford University Press; Journal of Interactive Technology and Smart Education, Emerald Publishing; The 29th and 30th IEEE Conference on Signal Processing and Communications Applications. Program Committee Member: The 1st International Workshop on Social Communication and Information Activity in Digital Humanities

Sectoral Experience

Founder - Arky Media Analytics Lab. - Media Production Company  | Istanbul | Jan'21-now

Producer / Director / Author / Researcher

We focus on developing AI algorithms for scriptwriting and possible application of machine learning in motion picture analytics.

Machine Learning R&D Engineer - An AI Start-up | California | Jan'22-June'22

Computer Science and Engineering Department

We focus on developing novel visual and textual recognition and generation systems based on state-of-the-art machine learning solutions.

Academic Experience

Machine Learning Researcher - [Project Financed] Koç University | May'22-Aug'22

Computer Science and Engineering Department

Private Sector Project @ Intelligent User Interfaces Laboratory - We develop novel neuroscience related computer vision applications with state-of-the-art machine learning solutions.

Machine Learning Researcher - Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine & Sabancı University | Istanbul | Oct'20-April'21

Radiology Department & Computer Science and Engineering Department

Turkish Ministry of Industry and Technology / The Development Agencies Project @ Cerrahpasa School of Medicine and Sabancı University - As a team of researchers, medical doctors and ML researchers, our aim is to detect Covid19 patients from CT scans by using Deep Neural Networks in a fast and reliable manner.

Machine Learning Researcher [Project Financed] Sabancı University | Istanbul | June'20-July'22

Computer Science and Engineering Department

TUBITAK Research Project @ Computer Science and Engineering Department. The project is mainly on soft biometrics, multi-label attributes of face. My research is to find new face attributes on an image set. This means zero-shot, one-shot or few shot learning. Metric Learning is in focus.​

Data Analyst [Project Financed] Koç University | Istanbul | Oct'16-Apr'18

Economic History Department

European Research Council (ERC) Project @ History Department - The project is mainly on economic history of Turkey and Balkans from 1850 to 2000 in digital humanities form. I am responsible from developing machine learning algorithms for OCR techniques and application of statistical learning tools.

Machine Learning Researcher [Project Financed] Boğaziçi University | Istanbul | June'12-June'13

Physics Department

Scientific Research Project (BAP) @ Physics Department - We mostly focused on machine learning algorithms to analyze literary texts, for instance whether we can catch antagonism by just looking at the word statistics of Shakespearean tragedies.