Hi! I am a research assistant from Ankara, Turkey. My main interests are social computing, online social networks, data science, 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 4 Refugees) that had participants from reputable institutions such as MIT and Oxford University. 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."