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ac993 at drexel dot edu


PhD in Computer Science, expected June 2016

Drexel University, Department of Computer Science, Privacy, Security and Automation Laboratory (PSAL)

Master of Science in Engineering, Robotics, May 2011

University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Cumulative GPA: 3.68

Thesis: Perception and grasping in a kitchen environment by PR2

Research in space robots, machine learning, locomotion, computer vision and localization

Competition, NASA Rasc-Al Robo-Ops UPenn 2011 founder team member working on teleoperation

Lead Teaching Assistant, Data Structures and Algorithms in Java, Fall 2010 and Spring 2010

Designed and developed campus path-finding project for students to implement Dijkstra and A-star algorithms

Teaching Assistant, Data Structures and Algorithms in Java, Fall 2009 and Spring 2011

Team member, UPennalizers RoboCup Team, 2010 – 2011

Non-Standard and Standard Platform League vision optimization

Treasurer and team member, UPennalizers RoboCup Team, 2009 – 2010

RoboCup 2010 Singapore Standard Platform League Quarter-finalists, Non-Standard Platform League Semi-finalists

Bachelor of Science, Information Systems, May 2009

Binghamton University, Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Attended Harvard University for credits in mobile robots and embedded programming

Team lead: Automated location of vacant parking lot spaces on campus (pattern recognition, distributed wireless networks)

Bachelor of Science, Information Systems Engineering, May 2009

Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Team lead: Patient diagnosis and recordkeeping system (system development lifecycle, C#)

Student registrar system database design and development (PHP, HTML, SQL)

Higher education in piano performance, Istanbul Technical University Conservatory

High School, Robert College, June 2004

GPA: 90/100

Editor and columnist, Bosphorus Chronicle (Robert College newspaper), 2002 – 2004


Development and Finance IT Analyst, TASYAPI Construction Undertaking & Trade Co., Istanbul, Turkey

December 2007 – June 2008

Designed, created and maintained recordkeeping database of payables and receivables (SQL)

Compiled itemized financial reports for national and international lenders and investors of development projects

Created and presented marketing materials to potential investors for Trump Towers Istanbul and other development projects

Developed a reconciliation tool to compare and correct project financials obtained from development partners (C++)

Truck Development IT Intern, Mercedes-Benz, Istanbul, Turkey

July 2007 – August 2007

Analyzed and documented mapping of Mercedes-Benz business processes to functionality in newly acquired fleet management system

Robotics Intern, MASTAS Hydronic & Electric Heating Co., Bursa, Turkey

June 2007 – July 2007

Developed 3D manipulator arm inverse kinematics simulation software (C#)


Machine learning, machine perception, decision making in mobile robots, embedded programming in mobile robots (PSoC Designer), wireless network programming, network security, object-oriented programming, software development lifecycle, product design

Programming/Markup: C/C++, C#, HTML, Java, LaTeX, MATLAB, SQL, X86 Assembly

Languages: Turkish (native), Bulgarian (fluent), German (conversational)