Contact:
Oracle Corporation
10 Van de Graaff Drive
Burlington, MA, USA 01803
Currently, I am leading the research and development in Advanced Constraint Technology group at Oracle and also a faculty member in the Dept. of Computer Science at Brown University. My algorithmic research is focused on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Optimization, while my practical interests are in building robust, scalable, data-driven products that address business-critical problems.

Previously, I received my Ph.D. at Brown University under the supervision of Meinolf Sellmann. My thesis work explored deterministic inference methods for constraint satisfaction, search protocols for constrained optimization, and stochastic local search. I also worked at Adobe developing an AI-based test case generator for the ActionScript virtual machine and was a researcher at Astra Group on Combinatorial Optimization hosted by Prof. Pierre Flener.  

Outside work, I am an avid soccer fan; playing, watching and coaching.

[2016 - present] Visiting Assistant Professor, Brown University, USA
[2011 - present] Manager of Research & Development | Product Owner, Oracle, USA
Selected by Business Insider as an Oracle Rock Star
Oracle Entrepreneurship Challenge winner
Oracle Applications Hackathon winner
Co-PI, research grant for Oracle & Carnegie Mellon collaboration
[2007 - 2011] Ph.D., Brown University, USA
IBM Ph.D. Scholarship
Paris Kanellakis Fellowship
International SAT Solver Competition Winner
Visiting researcher, Uppsala University, Sweden
Intern, Adobe, USA
[2003 - 2007] B.Sc., Sabanci University, Turkey
Erasmus Exchange Scholarship
Sakip Sabanci Merit Scholarship
Intern, Astra Group on Combinatorial Optimization, Sweden