2015 – Current :  SABANCI UNIVERSITY, İstanbul, TURKEY
– Ph.D. Student in Computer Science and Engineering

2006 – 2011 :  UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, USA
– Ph.D. Program in Economics
– M.A. degree in Economics (April 2011)

1999 – 2003 :  BILKENT UNIVERSITY, Ankara, Turkey
– B.S. Electrical and Electronics Engineering



– Task and Motion Planning, Cognitive Robotics
– Qualitative Spatial Reasoning
– Applications of Answer Set Programming



– A General Framework for Multi-agent Meeting Problems (with Esra Erdem, Bahadır Pehlivan, Mısra Turp)
– Answer Set Programming for Solving Consistency Checking Problems in CDC (with Esra Erdem)



– January 2013 – September 2015 : Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Directorate of Survey and Monuments, Antalya, Turkey
as Electrical and Electronics Engineer
Electrical infrastructure, Cctv, Network projects and implementations

– October 2011 – July 2012 : In Enekom , Ankara, Turkey
as Software Engineer
Developed software with GUI using C# and Visual Studio Windows Forms (on .NET 4.0)  Implemented multi-threading structure and connection to database.

– January 2004 – January 2005 : In ASELSAN INC. , Ankara, Turkey
as Digital Design Engineer Working on Digital Receiver Design Of Military Air Defence Radar.
Designed and implemented digital circuits and signal processing modules (Filtering, Digital Down Conversion structures) using VHDL on XilinX FPGAs. Analyzed A/D conversion and digital filtering performance via Matlab System Generator.

– September 2003 – January 2004 : In MILSOFT INC. , Ankara, Turkey
as Software Engineer Working on Electronic Warfare and Radar Systems.
Studied digital map formats, Shape and DTED. Performed software implementation and graphical visualization of Shape formatted maps via C++.

– June – July, 2002 : In HAVELSAN INC. , Ankara, Turkey
as Summer Trainee in Simulation Systems Center.
Design, simulation and on-board implementation of analog control circuits: Current controller, voltage controller

– August – September, 2001 : In ASELSAN INC. , Ankara, Turkey
as Summer Trainee in Electronic Production Unit of Communication Devices Division.
Performed Tests of Electronic Boards and Modules of Military Radio Families.



Tracking and Estimation in Radar Signal Processing:
“Heuristic Extensions of GPB and IMM Filters: Simulation and Performance Comparisons to Ordinary GPB and IMM Filters”


Programming Languages: ASP, Python, Java, C#, C++
Software Packages: Matlab, Simulink, Gauss, ROS
Office Tools: MS Office, LaTex, Scientific Workplace
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux



English (fluent), German (intermediate)


– Research Grant from  Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh, Summer 2010
For research project “Sequential Participation based Noncooperative Coalition Formation Model”

– Research Grant from  Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh, Summer 2008
For research project “The Impact of Population Ageing on Technological Progress and TFP Growth with Application to United States: 1950 – 2050”

– Graduate Fellowship Award from School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2006-2007 Academic year

– Higher Education Scholarship Award Of Prime Ministry Of Turkey, and Scholarship Award Of Bilkent University after University Entrance Examinations, in 1999

– Ranked 1st of Aegean Region Of Turkey, in National Biology Olympiad organized by TUBITAK, in 1998

– Ranked 1st in School Of Science Entrance Examinations, in 1996  (among ~150000 students over Turkey)