“You cannot take what you have not given, and you must give yourself. You cannot buy the Revolution. You cannot make the Revolution. You can only be the Revolution.”

― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed

About me

I received my B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey in 2011 and my M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ in 2014. I was a research assistant working with Prof. Mesut Sahin in Neural Prosthetics Lab. In December 2014, I joined Center for Injury Biomechanics, Materials and Medicine at NJIT as research associate performing research with Profs. Chandra and Skotak. I worked on research projects that rely on the investigation of the characteristics and the effects of blast waves on both animal and biomechanical models. This includes evaluation of biomechanical loading via pressure measurements, investigation of biochemical changes in the injured brains and computational work. The biggest part of my workload comprises analysis and interpretation of the experimental data, i.e. quantification of characteristics of various pressure-time waveforms, including time-series analysis, evaluation of histological samples from high-resolution imaging of full coronal brain sections (e.g. silver stain and various immunohistochemical stains).

In August 2019, I will be working with Prof. Samantha Kleinberg as a PhD student in Health and AI Lab at Stevens.

I am interested in research problems based on:

  1. information extraction and integration from multiscale, multimodal health informatics,
  2. learning from the health data,
  3. causal inference.

My ultimate goal is to push the frontiers of knowledge in research areas such as personalized medicine, predictive diagnostics, and decision making by the power of artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning.