Hi! I am a research and teaching assistant from Ankara, Turkey. My main interests are social computing, online social networks, data science, human behavior, and recommendation/match-making systems. My wide range of interests and my peculiar educational background enable me to have a broader perspective and quickly pickup new subjects.
As a research assistant, I was a member of a research group that was awarded an honorable mention in an international big data challenge (Data for Refugees) that had participants from reputable institutions such as MIT and the University of Oxford. You can find our book chapter here.
As a teaching assistant, I had various duties such as preparing/updating/grading assignments and projects, preparing/conducting lab sessions, proctoring, and helping students for the following courses:
During my assistantship, I extensively used Python, R, SQL, and UML.
I have also taken additional responsibilities in:
I worked with diverse subjects including logo design, web design, print design, and motion design. I still like to think about visual design, but I mostly use it to create visuals for my projects for self-sufficiency.
1000 Volt is one of the biggest post production companies in Turkey. I learned a lot about Foundry Nuke, VFX pipeline, and post production sector in general. I had the chance to help with a few shots as well.
I have taken compensatory courses for a year, and started taking program courses in 2017. I became an RA & TA in 2018. I completed my coursework in 2019 and I wrote my MS thesis called "You are where you eat from: predicting socioeconomic status from restaurant menus and user reviews," supervised by Assoc. Prof. Tuğba Taşkaya Temizel. All in all, I have completed these courses:
I have taken courses about film production, design, screenwriting, communication studies, advertising, journalism, etc. I have also taken extra courses from other departments such as psychology and archaeology.
A Facebook Messenger Bot to get academic calendar information for people in Bilkent University.PHP, Facebook Messenger Platform
A condensed personality test application developed for Android devices.Java, Android SDK
My Behance portfolio that features some of my old art & design stuff.
8-bit-like chiptune theme covers I made.FL Studio
While some of my skills are not as fresh or solid as others, I believe I can learn whatever is needed and work with it unless I explicitly stated a skill as "very limited."