Work Experience

  • 12/2016-Present  Assistant Professor of Computational Biology

    School of Medicine, Koç University, İstanbul, Turkey

  • 09/2015-Present  Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering

    College of Engineering, Koç University, İstanbul, Turkey

  • 07/2014-Present  Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

    School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA

  • 05/2013-06/2014 Senior Research Scientist

    Department of Computational Biology, Sage Bionetworks, Seattle, WA, USA

  • 09/2012-09/2012 Visiting Researcher

    Department of Computer Science, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

  • 09/2010-04/2013 Postdoctoral Researcher

    Department of Information and Computer Science, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

  • 09/2007-08/2010 Research & Teaching Assistant

    Department of Computer Engineering, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey

  • 09/2003-08/2007 Research & Teaching Assistant

    Department of Industrial Engineering, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey

Education

  • 2005-2010 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Computer Engineering

    Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey

  • 2003-2005 Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Computer Engineering

    Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey

  • 1998-2003 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Industrial Engineering

    Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey

Awards & Achievements

  • 2017 The Young Scientists Award Program by the Science Academy

    I have been selected as one of 42 award recipients in 2017.

  • 2016 The Young Scientists Award Program by the Turkish Academy of Sciences

    I have been selected as one of 31 award recipients in 2016.

  • 2012 Best Performer in the DREAM7 Challenge

    Our team's submission based on my paper titled "Bayesian Efficient Multiple Kernel Learning" has got the first degree in one of the DREAM7 challenges on drug sensitivity prediction.

  • 2012 Best Course Award

    My course titled "Machine Learning with Kernels" has been awarded by the Aalto University School of Science according to student feedbacks

  • 2010 Best Ph.D. Thesis Award

    My Ph.D. thesis titled "Localized Multiple Kernel Algorithms for Machine Learning" has been awarded by the Boğaziçi University Scientific Research Fund.

  • 2005 First Degree in Graduate Studies Entrance Exam

    I got the first degree out of more than 0.1 million students in the entrance examination for graduate studies organized in Turkey.

  • 2003 First Degree in Graduate Studies Entrance Exam

    I got the first degree out of more than 0.1 million students in the entrance examination for graduate studies organized in Turkey.

  • 1998 Second Degree in Undergraduate Studies Entrance Exam

    I got the second degree out of more than 1.3 million students in the entrance examination for undergraduate studies organized in Turkey.