I am a computer scientist aspiring to deliver, and help others deliver, high-quality code that is reliable, fast, and maintainable.
I obtained my PhD in Computer Science in September 2010 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook under the excellent supervision of Annie Liu. My PhD thesis was on Efficient Datalog Queries with Time and Space Complexity Guarantees. A list of my academic publications can be found here.
I am currently an independent software consultant since Jan 2014, and an visiting assistant professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook since Nov 2016.
As a software consultant, I am currently working on software and data solutions for Ascena Retail Group and Soft Surroundings. I have completed various projects for Ralph Lauren, Gordmans, At Home Stores, Soft Surroundings, and The Children's Place.
Between 2010-13, I worked at LogicBlox in bringing cutting-edge declarative database technologies to large retailers, such as Carhartt, Walgreens, Crate & Barrel.
During the fall semesters since 2014, I teach Introduction to Data Modeling and Processing in the Data Analytics MS program at Sabanci University.
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On a more personal note, I was born in Jan ’85 in the most beautiful city on earth. I got my BSc in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics at Sabanci University. I currently live in Europe, but can see Asia from my house (can you guess where I live, Ms. Palin?).
I like swimming, running, cycling, football, cooking, eating, classical music, modal jazz, 70s rock, nouvelle vague cinema, analytic philosophy, 20th century politics, linguistics, and learning in the most general sense. Currently learning to play the piano, and to speak German. I am native in Turkish, fluent in English, upper-intermediate in French. If you are a foreigner in Turkey and interested in learning Turkish, please send me an email.
Last updated 2018/04/18.