Resume

 
Honors &
Awards
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship, 2020

  • Teaching Assistant award by IC School, EPFL, 2019

  • Best paper award at DaMoN@SIGMOD, 2017

  • ACM SIGMOD Student Research Competition (SRC), Winner, 2017

  • Microsoft Research PhD scholarship, 2017

  • Doctoral degree fellowship by IC School, EPFL, 2014

  • Ranked 1st in MSc program, GPA: 4.00/4.00, 2013

  • Master’s degree fellowship by Sci. and Tech. Research Council (TUBITAK), 2012 – 2013

  • Ranked 1st in BSc program, GPA: 3.94/4.00, 2011

  • Bachelor’s degree fellowship by The Credits and Housing Board (KYK), 2006 – 2011

  • Bachelor’s degree fellowship by METU Development Foundation, 2006 – 2011

  • Ranked 29th out of ~1.5 million students in nation-wide university entrance exam, 2006

Professional
Experience
  • 2021 - now: Postdoctoral Researcher

       Data Systems (DAS) Laboratory

       Harvard University

  • 2014 - 2021: Research and Teaching Assistant 

       Data-Intensive Applications and Systems (DIAS) Laboratory

       École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

  • 06 - 08/2017: Research Intern

       Data Management, Exploration and Mining (DMX) Group

       Microsoft Research (MSR), Redmond

  • 2011 - 2013: Research and Teaching Assistant  

       Middle East Technical University (METU)

Education
  • 2014 - 2021: Ph.D. in Computer Science at EPFL, Switzerland

       Thesis: Micro-architectural Analysis of Database Workloads

       Advisor: Prof. Anastasia Ailamaki

  • 2011 - 2013: M.Sc. in Computer Engineering  at METU, Turkey

       Thesis: Batch-mode Reinforcement Learning for Controlling Gene

                    Regulatory Networks and Multi-model Gene Expression

                    Data Enrichment Framework

       Advisor: Prof. Faruk Polat

  • 2006 - 2011: B.Sc. in Computer Engineering at METU, Turkey

       Graduation Rank: 1/103, GPA: 3.94/4.00