About

Education

    2011 – 2012, Postdoctoral Researcher. MLDC Microsoft Language Development Center, Microsoft Portugal, Lisbon. Research and language-specific consultancy on the development of an Automatic Speech Recognition and Text to Speech system for Turkish.

    2010– 2011, Postdoctoral Researcher. Cognitive Science Graduate Program, Informatics Institute, METU, Ankara, Turkey. “Investigation of Semantic and Pragmatic Aspects of Natural Languages within the Framework of Cognitive Science and Comparison of Experimental Methodologies” (funded by TUBITAK BIDEB The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey).

    2006 – 2010, PhD (Dr. rer. nat.). Knowledge and Language Processing Institute (WSV), Center for Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISR), Department of Informatics, University of Hamburg, Germany. Thesis title: Multimodal comprehension of graph-text constellations: An information processing perspective.

    2002 – 2005, M.Sc. Cognitive Science MS Program, Informatics Institute, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Thesis title: Gradient Characteristics of the Unaccusative / Unergative Distinction in Turkish: An Experimental Investigation.

    1992 – 1998, B.Sc. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Faculty, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Professional

    2017 – ongoing. Faculty Member at the Cyber Security Graduate Program, Informatics Institute, METU, Ankara, Turkey. Graduate-level (M.Sc. and PhD) research, academic supervision and teaching.

    2012 – ongoing. Faculty member at the Cognitive Science Graduate Program, Informatics Institute, METU, Ankara, Turkey. Graduate-level (M.Sc. and PhD) research, academic supervision and teaching.

    2006 – 2009. Doctoral researcher at the Cross Modal Interaction in Natural and Artificial Cognitive Systems (CINACS) Project, funded by DFG International Research Training Group (IRTG). Knowledge and Language Processing Institute (WSV), Center for Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISR), Department of Informatics, University of Hamburg, Germany.
    Theoretical and applied research on the analysis of multimodal comprehension and learning.

    2001 – 2006. Computer Center, Technical/User Support Group member (2001-2002) and User Support Group leader (2002-2006) at METU Computer Center, Ankara, Turkey.
    Activities of promoting the availability and accessibility of the IT resources provided by the university, involved in setting up an HCI Lab and eye tracking facility.