I completed my B.Sc.
in the Department of Computer Engineering, Hacettepe University
. I completed my Ph.D.
in 2011 in the Computer Science Department, University of York
as a member of the Artificial Intelligence group
and under the supervision of Suresh Manandhar
). I was also a visiting researcher for 9 months in 2014 in the Department of Computer Science at the University of York. I worked at Hacettepe University, Department of Computer Engineering in 2015-2020 as an assistant professor.
I am affiliated with the University of Wolverhampton, under Research Group in Computational Linguistics at the moment.
I work on problems related to Natural Language Processing with the application of unsupervised learning techniques. These include statistical methods such as nonparametric Bayesian learning. In particular, I am interested in morphology and syntax.
Lately, I am also interested in deep learning techniques applied to language in order to learn representations of agglutinative languages.
- I will give a department seminar on 4th November 2020 at the Department of Computer Science, University of York. The title of my talk is: Unsupervised Bayesian and Deep Learning Models of Morphology
- I will give a department seminar on 3rd December 2020 at the Research Institute of Information and Language Processing, University of Wolverhampton. The title of my talk is: Unsupervised Learning of Morphology
- I gave a talk on 24th August 2019 in the University of Tokyo. The title of my talk was: "Recent Trends in Natural Language Processing of Agglutinative Languages".
- I gave a talk on 19th August 2019 at the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo. The title of my talk is: "Bayesian Models in Unsupervised Learning of Morphology and Syntax".
- We won the best paper award with our paper "Characters or Morphemes: How to Represent Words" in the 3rd Workshop on Representation Learning for NLP (RepL4NLP), Melbourne, 2018.
- TUBITAK 3501 - Career Project (115E464):
Project Title: Unsupervised Joint Learning of Morphology and Syntax in Turkish
Project Coordinator: Burcu Can
Project duration: 2015 October - 2018 October (36 months)
Project summary: Various models were proposed for learning morphology, PoS tags and dependency parsing in a single framework for Turkish language.
Associate Editor on ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP)
Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences 2018-2020 (editorial board)
AAAI 2020 (Program committee)
LREC 2017-2020 (Program committee)
ACL 2016-2020 (Program committee)
EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019 (program committee)
NAACL 2019-20 (Program committee)
COLING 2016-2018 (Program committee)
IJCNLP 2013, 2017 (Program committee)
4th Workshop on Representation Learning 2019 (REPL4NLP) (workshop organizer)
Journal of Natural Language Engineering (JNLE) - 2015 (Reviewer)
Information Processing and Management - 2017, 2018 (Reviewer)
International Journal of Data Mining Science (editorial board) 2017
IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU) 2017-2019 (Program committee)
Linguistics and Literature Studies - Horizon Research Publishing - 2015-2020 (Reviewer)
York Doctoral Symposium (YDS) 2009-2010 (Program committee)
Morpho Challenge Workshop 2008-2009 (Program committee)
If I have some spare time left, I would love to do:
University of Wolverhampton
Research Institute of Information and Language Processing
Research Group in Computational Linguistics
Last modified: 24th October 2020