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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.

Faculty Member, Cyber Security Graduate Program
Informatics Institute, METU2017 – ongoing

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

Faculty member, Cognitive Science Graduate Program
Informatics Institute, METU2012 – ongoing

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

Postdoctoral Researcher, MLDC Microsoft Language Development Center
Microsoft Portugal, Lisbon2011 – 2012

Microsoft Portugal, Lisbon. Research and language-specific consultancy on the development of an Automatic Speech Recognition and Text to Speech system for Turkish.

Postdoctoral Researcher,Cognitive Science Graduate Program
Informatics Institute, METU, Ankara, Turkey2010 – 2011

 “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).

PhD (Dr. rer. nat.)
University of Hamburg2006 – 2010

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.

M.Sc. Cognitive Science Graduate Program, Informatics Institute
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey2002 – 2005

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

Technical/User Support Group member (2001-2002) and User Support Group leader (2002-2006)
METU Computer Center, Ankara, Turkey2001 – 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.

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