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Recent News

[March 2018] I'll be in maternity leave until August 2018.
[Feb 2018] I'll be co-chairing HIBIT 2018 conference in Antalya together with Cesim Erten.
[Jan 2018] TUBITAK 1001 proposal is accepted! We'll be hiring graduate students. Please email me if you're interested.
[Dec 2017] MSc student Tunde Aderinwale has been accepted to the Graduate Program of Purdue University, congratulations!

Recent Work

S. Zahr, G. Yang, H Kazan, MJ Borrett et al A Translational Repression Complex in Developing Mammalian Neural Stem Cells that Regulates Neuronal Specification Neuron 97(3):520-537.e6. FULL TEXT.

Work Experience

[2012-current] Assistant Professor, Antalya Bilim University, Turkey
[Fall 2011] Research Intern, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK


[2007-2012] PhD, Computer Science, University of Toronto
[2003-2007] BSc, Computer Science and Engineering, Sabanci University, Turkey

Research Interests

We are interested in developing computational methods to analyze large biological (e.g. genomics, proteomics) datasets. We apply techniques from machine learning, graph theory, statistics etc, and currently our research focuses on the following subfields of molecular biology: