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VAROL AKMAN

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BIO

Akman is a professor in the Department of Computer Engineering, Ihsan Dogramaci Bilkent University. He arrived at Bilkent in 1988 and was promoted to Associate Professorship in 1990 and Professorship in 1995. (While the latter is listed in the university’s Promotions page, the former is not.)

Akman’s research is concentrated in AI & NLP and AI & Law. He also works on societal impact of the Internet.

A Fulbright scholar, Akman received a PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute under the supervision of Professor W. Randolph Franklin. Prior to joining Bilkent, he held a research position with Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, and a visiting faculty position with Universiteit Utrecht.

Akman is the founding chair (2002-2015) of Bilkent’s Philosophy Department.

SNAIL MAIL

Department of Computer Engineering

EA Building, Room 503

Ihsan Dogramaci Bilkent University

Bilkent, Ankara 06800, Turkey

PHONE

[country code: 90, area code: 312]

Secretary 290 1218

Office 290 1537

Fax 266 4047

RESEARCH INTERESTS

AI and NLP, esp. the role of context in natural language understanding.

AI and Law, esp. ethical and social implications.

Social Aspects of the Internet, esp. Twitter as a political medium.

RECENT COURSES

CS 461 – Artificial Intelligence

CS 483 – Natural Language Processing

CS 513 – Implications of the Internet

CS 578 – Natural Language Processing

RECENT CONFERENCE DUTIES

2019

 

 

2020

 

2021