I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at Bogazici University, and co-director of TABI (Text Analytics and Bioinformatics) Lab. I'm also a member of the AILAB. My research interests include text mining, natural language processing, and bioinformatics.

Short Bio:

I joined the Department of Computer Engineering at Bogazici University in 2011. Prior to that I worked in the Faculty of Computer and Informatics at Istanbul Technical University between 2010-2011. I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA in 2010. I hold an M.S. degree and a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Bogazici University.
Curriculum Vitae.


  • Serving as an editorial advisory board member for Elsevier's new open access multi-disciplinary journal Heliyon.
  • "Segmenting Hashtags using Automatically Created Training Data." with Arda Celebi is accepted to LREC 2016.
  • "Sentence Similarity based on Dependency Tree Kernels for Multi-document Summarization." with Saziye Betul Ozates and Dragomir Radev is accepted to LREC 2016.
  • "Named Entity Recognition on Twitter for Turkish using Semi-supervised Learning with Word Embeddings." with Eda Okur and Hakan Demir is accepted to LREC 2016.
  • Teaching CMPE 150 - Introduction to Computing (C) and CMPE 561 - Natural Language Processing in Spring 2016.