About

About
Informatics Institute, Middle East Technical University,
Ankara, Turkey

I am a faculty member at the Cognitive Science Graduate Program at the Informatics InstituteMiddle East Technical University, Turkey. My current research interests cover eye tracking applications, group eye tracking, eye movements in reading, cybercognition and human factors in cybersecurity. I teach graduate courses on visual cognition, reading, and cyber systems.

Informatics Institute, METU
2017 – ongoing
Faculty Member, Cyber Security Graduate Program

Ankara, Turkey. Graduate-level (M.Sc. and PhD) research, academic supervision and teaching.

Informatics Institute, METU
2012 – ongoing
Faculty member, Cognitive Science Graduate Program

METU, Ankara, Turkey. Graduate-level (M.Sc. and PhD) research, academic supervision and teaching.

Microsoft Portugal, Lisbon
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.

Informatics Institute, METU, Ankara, Turkey
2010 – 2011
Postdoctoral Researcher,Cognitive Science Graduate Program

 “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).

University of Hamburg
2006 – 2010
PhD (Dr. rer. nat.)

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.

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
2002 – 2005
M.Sc. Cognitive Science Graduate Program, Informatics Institute

Thesis title: Gradient Characteristics of the Unaccusative / Unergative Distinction in Turkish: An Experimental Investigation.

METU Computer Center, Ankara, Turkey
2001 – 2006
Technical/User Support Group member (2001-2002) and User Support Group leader (2002-2006)

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.

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