I am a faculty member 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.


  • Attending ISMB/ECCB 2017 in Prague between 21-25 July.
  • "BIOSSES: a semantic sentence similarity estimation system for the biomedical domain" with Gizem Sogancioglu and Hakime Öztürk accepted to ISMB/ECCB 2017 and published in Bioinformatics. The tool, data set, and source code are available at http://tabilab.cmpe.boun.edu.tr/BIOSSES/
  • "Automatic query generation using word embeddings for retrieving passages describing experimental methods" with Ferhat Aydın and Zehra Melce Hüsünbeyi is published in the Database journal.
  • Teaching CMPE 220 - Discrete Computational Structures and CMPE 59H - Bioinformatics in Fall 2017.