I am a PhD student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Computer Science Department. My advisor is Prof. Elke Rundensteiner and I am a member of DSRG gruop. My research interests are machine learning, data mining, and data science. Currently, I am working on a project where we develop algorithms to predict nosocomial infections in their early phases using machine learning methods.

Prior to WPI, I received my M.Sc. degree from Koc University, Turkey in 2015 and my BS degree from Yildiz Technical University, Turkey in 2010, both in Computer Science.Throughout my masters studies, I worked as a research assistant at Koc University Intelligent User Interfaces Lab and a teaching assistant. My Advisor was Assistant Professor T. Metin Sezgin. I built a semi-automatic intelligent multimodal content adaptation system.

You can find my resume here.

Milestones towards the Phd Degree

  • Spring 2016-17: This semester, I'm working towards my research qualifier requirement.
  • Fall 2016-17: I've completed the breadth requirement and the 3-credit math requirement.
  • Fall 2015-16: I've started my graduate studies as a Phd-60 student.


  • February 8, 2017: I will be presenting a poster at GRIE event.
  • February 3, 2017: I will be attending Women in Data Science conference .
  • October 19-21, 2016: I attended Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Houston,TX. Grace Hopper Celebration is the world’s largest gathering of women in computing and it is organized by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and the Association for Computing Machinery. It was an excited event and a very good opportunity to reach out for support and inspriration from many brilliant researchers around the world.
  • April 8, 2016: I received a plate from the Koc University, Turkey for my patent application filed in 2015.
  • February 5, 2016: I attended 2016 Google CAM PhD Summit. It was an invite-only event exclusively for doctoral students in Computer Science. We were given a keynote speech from Director of Research Peter Norvig, presentations from leading Google researchers and software engineers, and had a number of networking opportunities.
  • December 7, 2015: I attended Women in Machine Learning Workshop 2015 in Montreal, Canada. It was a day-long technical workshop which gives female faculty, research scientists, and graduate students in the machine learning community an opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and learn from each other. WIML is co-located with NIPS. I presented a poster there.
  • September 2015: I started my PhD in Worcester Polytechnic Institue, Worcester, USA.