I am currently an Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Sciences of Izmir University of Economics (2016-). My primary focus at Izmir University of Economics is the development of methods for noninvasive brain-machine interfaces and advanced prosthetics, the latter including powered/robotic and neural prosthetics.
Prior to Izmir University of Economics, I taught as Assistant and then Associate Professor at Toros University (2011-2016), where I founded the Department of Computer and Software Engineering and also the research laboratory on Noninvasive Brain-Machine Interfaces. During the same time, I received the BAGEP Young Scientist award of the Science Academy (2013) and attracted the major TUBITAK ARDEB 1001 grant (2014) for the research on noninvasive electroencephalographic brain-computer interfaces.
Before coming to Turkey, I had worked in neuroimaging and computational neuroscience in USA, first at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (2005-2007), then at Janelia Research Campus of HHMI (2007-2008) and last at the Department of Statistics at Columbia University (2008-2010). I worked on the development of image processing methods for large scale electron-microscopy imaging of neural circuits in the brain and later on large-scale statistical modeling and analysis of the activity of large neuronal populations in the brain, with the goal of statistical inference of neural circuits' structure in the brain.