“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 comprised 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).

Currently, I am working with Prof. Samantha Kleinberg as a PhD student in Health and AI Lab at Stevens.

My research interest focuses on:

  1. causal inference,
  2. decision making,
  3. learning from the data.

I am also an affiliate of Algorithms, Law, and Policy working group under the umbrella of Mechanism Design for Social Good (MD4SG) initiative.