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Can Alkan

Can Alkan, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor, January 2012 - present
Department of Computer Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Acting Assistant Professor, June 2011 - January 2012
Department of Genome Sciences, U. Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Postdoctoral Fellow, October 2005 - June 2011
Eichler Lab, Department of Genome Sciences, U. Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Visiting Scholar, January 2004 - October 2005
School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Ph.D., Computer Science, 2005
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
B. Sc., Computer Engineering and Information Science, 2000
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey



Ph.D. Students


Fatma Balcı
Fatma Kahveci (née Balcı)

Ph.D. Student, Computer Engineering, Fall 2014 - present
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

M.Sc., Computer Engineering, Spring 2014
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

B. Sc., Mathematics, 2012
TOBB University of Economy and Technology, Ankara, Turkey



Volkan Yazar
Volkan Yazar

Ph.D. Candidate, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Fall 2013 - present
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
(co-advised with Prof. İhsan Gürsel)

Ph.D. Student, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, 2010 - 2013
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA

M.Sc., Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, 2010
Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and Harvard University, USA

B. Sc., Biological Sciences, 2008
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey




Mohammed Alser Mohammed Alser

Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Engineering, Fall 2014 - present
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

M.Sc., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2013
Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia

B.Sc., Computer Engineering, 20100
Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine




Arda Soylev Arda Söylev

Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Engineering, Fall 2013 - present
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

M.Sc., Computer Engineering, Summer 2013
TOBB University of Economy and Technology, Ankara, Turkey

B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2007
Işık University, İstanbul, Turkey




M.Sc. Students


Tugba Dogan
F. Tuğba Doğan

M.Sc. Student, Computer Engineering, Fall 2015 - present
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2015
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey









Can Firtina
Can Fırtına

M.Sc. Student, Computer Engineering, Fall 2015 - present
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2015
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey








Halil İbrahim Özercan
Halil İbrahim Özercan

M.Sc. Student, Computer Engineering, Fall 2016 - present
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2016
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey









Fatih Karaoglanoglu Fatih Karaoğlanoğlu

M.Sc. Student, Computer Engineering, Spring 2017 - present
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2017
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey









Alim Gokkaya Alim Gökkaya

M.Sc. Student, Computer Engineering, Spring 2017 - present
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2016
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey









Ezgi Ebren Ezgi Ebren

M. Sc. Student, Computer Engineering, Summer 2017 - present
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2016
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey









Balanur Icen Balanur İçen

M.Sc. Student, Computer Engineering, Fall 2016 - present
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (transferred to our group in Spring 2017)

B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2016
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey









Emre Dogru Emre Doğru

M. Sc. Student, Computer Engineering, Spring 2016 - present
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (transferred to our group in Summer 2017)

B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2015
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey









Zulal Bingol Zülal Bingöl

M. Sc. Student, Computer Engineering, Fall 2017 - present
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
(co-advised with Assoc. Prof. Özcan Öztürk)

B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2017
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey










Alumni


Ph.D.


Pinar Kavak Pınar Kavak

Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Spring 2017
Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey
(co-advised with Assoc. Prof. Tunga Güngör)

Senior Researcher, 2006 - 2016
TÜBİTAK BİLGEM UEKAE, Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey

M.Sc., Computer Engineering, 2010
Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey

B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2006
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey


M.Sc.


Mustafa Korkmaz
Mustafa Korkmaz

now: Ph.D. Student, University of Waterloo

M.Sc., Computer Engineering, Fall 2012
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
(co-advised with Prof. Cevdet Aykanat since February 2012)

B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2010
TOBB University of Economy and Technology, Ankara, Turkey



Elif Dal Elif Dal

now: software engineer at TÜBİTAK Software Technologies Research Institute, Ankara, Turkey
 
M.Sc., Computer Engineering, Fall 2014
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2012
Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey




Marzie Rasekh Marzieh Eslami Rasekh

now: Ph.D. Student, Boston University

Ph.D. Student, Computer Engineering, Fall 2015 - Sprint 2016
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

M.Sc., Computer Engineering, Spring 2015
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

B. Sc., Information Technology Engineering, 2009
University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran





Azita Nouri Azita Nouri


now: Ph.D. Student, Rutgers University

Ph.D. Student, Computer Engineering, Fall 2016
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

M.Sc., Computer Engineering, Spring 2016
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
(co-advised with Prof. Özcan Öztürk)

B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2011
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran


Gulfem Demir Gülfem Demir

now: R&D engineer at Seven Bridges Genomics

M.Sc., Computer Engineering, Spring 2017
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2014
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey





Undergraduates and Interns



Serhat Kıyak Serhat Kıyak

volunteer undergraduate research assistant, Spring 2013 - 2014

now: Ph.D. Student, Carnegie Mellon University


B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2010 - 2014
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey





Can Kockan Can Koçkan

volunteer undergraduate research assistant, Fall 2012 - 2014

now: Ph.D. Student, Indiana University

M. Sc., Computer Science, 2016
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Camada

B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2014
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey



Yigit Kucuk Yiğit Küçük


volunteer undergraduate research assistant, Spring 2012 - 2014

now: Ph.D. Student, Case Western Reserve University

B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2014
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey








Atalay Mert Ileri
Atalay Mert İleri

volunteer undergraduate research assistant, Spring 2014

now: Ph.D. Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2014
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey










Vineet Bhakhar
Vineet Bhakhar

intern during Summer 2014

now: Product manager at Chillr

B. Tech., Biotechnology, 2015
IIT Guwahati, India.






Farnush Farhadi
Farnush Farhadi

intern during Summer 2014

now: M.Sc. student at University of British Columbia

B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2010-present
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran








Damla Senol
Damla Şenol

volunteer undergraduate research assistant, Spring 2015

now: Ph.D. Student, Carnegie Mellon University

B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2015
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey








Ayse Dincer Ayşe Berceste Dinçer

undergraduate research assistant,  Fall 2016

now: Ph.D. Student, University of Washington

B.Sc., Computer Engineering, 2017
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey








Baraa Orabi Baraa Orabi

undergraduate research assistant,  Spring 2016 - Summer 2017

now: M.Sc. Student, Simon Fraser University

B.Sc., Computer Engineering, 2017
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey








Others


Handan Kulan Handan Kulan

Ph.D. Student, Computer Engineering, Fall 2014 - 2015
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
(left the program in 2016)

M.Sc., Computer Science and Engineering, 2014
Sabancı University, İstanbul, Turkey

B.Sc., Genetics and Bioengineering, 2013
Yeditepe University, İstanbul, Turkey

B.Sc., Computer Engineering, 2013
Yeditepe University, İstanbul, Turkey


Dilek Genc Dilek Genç

M.Sc. Student, Computer Engineering, Fall 2015
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
(left the program in 2016)

B. A., Anthropology, 2014
City University of New York - Hunter College, New York, NY, USA









shatlyk Shatlyk Ashyralyev

now: software developer at Uber, Netherlands

Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Engineering, Fall 2013 - 2016
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
(co-advised with Prof. Cevdet Aykanat, left the program in 2016)

M.Sc., Computer Engineering, 2013
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

B. Sc., Computer Engineering, 2010
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey