I am an Associate Professor of Computer Science in the College of Innovation & Technology at the University of Michigan-Flint (UMF). I received my Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) where I also taught and served as a graduate committee member.

Before joining UM-Flint, I was actively involved in FDA-funded projects at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) where I took part in data mining projects such as topic extraction on tobacco documents and patient narratives in the FDA repository. My work there has been recognized with FDA Group Recognition Award.

Having a B.S. in Mathematics from Koc University in Turkey, I also hold master’s degrees in Applied Computing from UALR and Computational Science and Engineering from Istanbul Technical University. My exposure to interdisciplinary research gave me the opportunity to train myself in various fields, and therefore, my research expertise and work cover the fields of Bioinformatics, Data Mining, Information Retrieval, Social Network Analysis, and Information Security.