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PhD projects

-Identification of candidate regulatory genes in colorectal cancer (CRC) -Identification of subgroups and survival analysis in pancreatic cancer -Circular RNA-miRNA-target gene association in cancer -Age, gender, ethnicity estimation of individuals in still images and videos

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Personal profile


​I received my BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in Department of Computer Engineering from Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2005, 2007, and 2013 respectively. 

Between 2015 and 2018, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA, with a focus in bioinformatics and computational biology fields. During that period, I have been awarded with two postdoctoral fellowships: i) American Heart Association for two years and ii) UCLA Iris Cantor/Women’s Health Center Postdoctoral Fellowship for one year.
Later on, I served as an assistant professor in Department of Computer Engineering at Yildiz Technical University between 2018 and 2020. 
My research interests include bioinformatics, computational biology, statistics, image processing, and machine learning. Feel free to contact me or ask me your questions about my research topics.

Research interests

Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Statistics, and Machine Learning

Further Information

PGR Supervision

Olalekan Ogundipe, Start Date: 18/01/2021 (Co-supervision with Prof Wai Lok Woo), PhD Thesis Title: Deep Neural Networks integrating functional genomics  and histopathological images data for predicting sub-types in colon cancer


Sultan Sevgi Turgut, Start Date: 14/06/2021 (Co-supervision with Prof Nizamettin Aydin from Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey and Dr Ashiq Masood, MD @ Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, USA), PhD Thesis Title: Single-Cell Analysis of the Human Pancreas by Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques



American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship - for two years (awarded in 2017)

UCLA Iris Cantor/Women’s Health Center Postdoctoral Fellowship - for one year (awarded in 2017)



IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Membership

American Heart Association Membership (2015-2018)

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science, PhD, Yildiz Technical University

Sep 200716 Dec 2013

Award Date: 16 Dec 2013

Computer Science, MSc, Yildiz Technical University

Sep 200516 Jul 2007

Award Date: 16 Jul 2007

Computer Science, BSc

Sep 200112 Jul 2005

Award Date: 12 Jul 2005


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