Amac juggling in front of the pyramids I am a data scientist at Facebook.  I apply data mining, network analysis, natural language processing, and machine learning techniques to identify linguistic and sociological patterns in large social datasets.

Previously I worked as a researcher at Crimson Hexagon, a Boston-based social media analytics company. Before Crimson Hexagon, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) in Cambridge. I worked on social network analysis, multi agent models and complex systems.

I completed my Ph.D. in the Cognitive and Brain Sciences Programme of Trento University in Italy. Under the supervision of my advisor, Marco Baroni, I worked on data mining from Web and social media, human computation, and computational linguistics.

In my spare time, I work on information visualization with the folks at Çilek Ağacı. If you are into infographics, I recommend you follow our blog. In my even sparer time, I juggle.

My hometown is İzmir, one of the most beautiful cities the most beautiful city in Turkey.

Sci-fi is my favorite genre with a special interest in the works of Arthur C. Clarke and Ursula Kroeber Le Guin. Elif Şafak and İhsan Oktay Anar are among my favorite contemporary Turkish authors.

Albert Camus is the one philosopher whose line of thinking I admire. Those who know about me also know that I am a big fan of the Peanuts, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull and the Rainbow.

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