Welcome

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, information retrieval, information extraction, 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 for a year. I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2010, with Dragomir Radev as my advisor. During my Ph.D. studies I worked as a research assistant at the National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics (NCIBI). I hold an M.S. degree, with Ethem Alpaydın as my advisor, and a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Bogazici University. Curriculum Vitae.

News:

  • "A Graph Based Approach for Contextual Text Normalization." with Cagil Ulusahin Sonmez is accepted to EMNLP 2014.
  • "Analyzing Stemming Approaches for Turkish Multi-Document Summarization." with Muhammed Yavuz Nuzumlali is accepted to EMNLP 2014.
  • "Detection and Categorization of Bacteria Habitats using Shallow Linguistic Analysis." with Ilknur Karadeniz is accepted to BMC Bioinformatics.
  • "Bayesian Pathway Analysis of Cancer Microarray Data" with Melike Korucuoglu, Senol Isci, and Hasan H. Otu is accepted to PLOS ONE.
  • Teaching Cmpe 150 - Introduction to Computing (C) and Cmpe 493 - Introduction to Information Retrieval in Fall 2014.