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I have been working as a researcher and practitioner in the area of software engineering for fifteen years. I have led or been involved in projects originating from industry-academia collaborations on software quality evaluation, business process modeling, and system requirements elicitation. I have specific experience in consulting model-based assessment and improvement of software processes. My current research interests include internal and external software quality, software development methodologies, software measurement, process maturity, and business process management.

I worked as a part-time lecturer for Software Management program of Informatics Institute of Middle East Technical University from 2002 to 2006. Lately, I was a visiting researcher from 2013 to 2015 in Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences of Eindhoven University of Technology, where I worked on business process management maturity and its application to healthcare. During my academic affiliations, I have supervised many graduate students in their M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies, outputs of which have been published in scientifically indexed journals and conference proceedings.

I currently work as an Assisant Professor at Computer Engineering Department of Hacettepe University (H.U.) in Ankara, Turkey. I also support Informatics Institute (Software Engineering, MSc (non-thesis) and Medical Informatics, MSc (non-thesis)) and Institute of Science (Quality and Conformance Evaluation Engineering, MSc (non-thesis)) of H.U. as a part-time faculty. You may contact me by email: atarhan@hacettepe.edu.tr