Ph. D. in Electronics Engineering, 2008-2013

Sabancı University, İstanbul, Turkey
Research area: Compressed sensing
Thesis: Search-based methods for the sparse signal recovery problem in compressed sensing

M.Sc. in Computational Engineering, 2006

Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
Research area: Digital signal and speech processing
Thesis: Maximum Likelihood Beamforming (LIMABEAM)

B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2003

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Work Experience

Senior Researcher, January 2008 – Present

The Scientific and Technological Research Center of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)
Informatics and Information Security Research Center (BİLGEM)
Information Technologies Institute (BTE)
Kocaeli, Turkey

  • Assistant project manager
  • Workpackage leader
  • Development of sonar signal processing algorithms for broadband and narrowband target detection, tracking and analysis using MATLAB. Development of real time implementations of these in C++
  • Software development and engineering (design and development of applications for signal processing and simulation purposes)
  • System and requirements engineering

Researcher, July 2006 – September 2007

Chair of Multimedia Communications and Signal Processing
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Erlangen, Germany

  • Research and development in the field of digital signal processing
  • Development of speech and audio signal processing algorithms in MATLAB and C++
  • Worked in the DICIT Project (Distant-talking Interfaces for Control of Interactive TV) financed by the European Commission
  • Supervision of master thesis and student assistants
  • Teaching assistant – Speech and Audio Signal Processing

Student Research Assistant, December 2004 – June 2006

Chair of Multimedia Communications and Signal Processing, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany

  • Master Thesis, “Likelihood Maximizing Beamforming”
  • Investigation of speech recognition performance under various reverberation characteristics using different training methods, beamformers and array configurations

Professional Memberships

  • Member of IEEE


  • Very good command of written and spoken English
  • Very good command of written and spoken German


  • Best Senior Project, June 2003, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2014 TÜBİTAK BİLGEM Awards: Product Development, 2014, TÜBİTAK BİLGEM, Kocaeli, Turkey

Examinations Taken

  • KPDS (The Foreign Language Examination for Civil Servants) – English: (94)
  • KPDS (The Foreign Language Examination for Civil Servants) – German: (95)
  • TOEFL (Computer-based Test): 260/300
  • ALES (The Entrance Examination for Graduate Studies):
    • Quantitative Score: 98.432, Rank: 46
    • Verbal Score: 99.242, Rank: 8
    • Equally Weighed Score: 98.844, Rank: 17
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination): Quantitative: 800 Analytical: 770 Verbal: 310