Personal [CV] I joined Bilkent in the fall of 1998, before which I worked for Tom Sawyer Software for three years.
M.S., Ph.D. in Computer Science, 1991, 1995, resp., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.
B.S. in Computer Engineering, 1989, Middle East Technical Univ., Ankara, Turkey. >>
My interests fall into the areas of big data visualization and analytics (esp. biological pathways and social networks), bioinformatics (pathway informatics), graph algorithms (esp. graph layout algorithms and query algorithms for graph databases) and machine learning (detecting fraud/anomaly in telecom and financial networks). I lead the i-Vis Research Lab; projects conducted or participated in include Newt, PathwayMapper, cBio Cancer Genomics Portal, Cytoscape.js, ChiBE, Chisio, and PATIKA. >>
Professional Editor, SBGN (Systems Biology Graphical Notation), 2016-2019; Co-founder and Director, BCBI (Bilkent Center for Bioinformatics), 2002-2010; National Young Scientist Career Development Award, TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey), 2005-2011; Conference Chair and Program Committee Member, (Combinatorial Pattern Matching) CPM 2004. >>
Teaching Nowadays I teach Algorithms & Programming I, Algorithms I, and Algorithms II >>
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