Education

İzmir Institute of Technology

Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering • 2006 — 2015

  • İzmir Institute of Technology is a public research university in İzmir, Turkey. İYTE maintains a strong emphasis on the natural sciences and engineering and is the only institute of its kind in Turkey with a special focus on scientific research.

İzmir Institute of Technology

M.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering • 2002 — 2006

Middle East Technical University

B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering • 1997 — 2002

  • Middle East Technical University is a public technical university located in Ankara, Turkey. The university puts emphasis on research and education in engineering and natural sciences, offering about 40 undergraduate programs within 5 faculties, 97 masters and 62 doctorate programs within 5 graduate schools.

Experience

AdresGezgini Inc.

R&D Center Director • 2017 — Present

AdresGezgini Inc.'s core business areas are digital marketing solutions and web-based software development projects. The company was accredited as an R&D center by the Ministry of Industry and Technology of the Republic of Turkey in 2017. Our company's sector remains one of the brightest sectors of the future that is taking traditional promotional campaigns and business management solutions, with a steady growth of over 20% every year in Turkey. Our company is in a precious position with its certified professional staff, accumulated knowledge, and high level of customer satisfaction. AdresGezgini follows the latest technological trends in internet technologies with its experience and its R&D projects. By being constantly up-to-date on its workflow processes using the latest technology, AdresGezgini offers consulting and project-based services on new internet technologies to thousands of businesses in its portfolio.

Teaching Experiences

Lecturer • 2017 — 2021

Machine Learning - Machine Learning Course @ AdresGezgini Inc., İzmir, Turkey.
COMP4360 - Image Processing @ Yaşar University.
MEE404 - Machine Vision in Mechatronics @ İzmir Katip Çelebi University.
CSE3113 - Introduction to Image Processing @ Manisa Celal Bayar University.

AdresGezgini Inc.

Vice President • 2016 — Present

Since 2016, I have been the vice president of AdresGezgini Inc. formerly know as AdresGezgini Ltd.

AdresGezgini Ltd.

Co-Founder • 2006 — 2016

AdresGezgini Ltd. was the corporate name when we officially established the company in 2006 with the other co-founders.

Izmir Institute of Technology.

Research Assistant • 2004 — 2011

I worked as a research assistant in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department between years 2004 and 2011.

Projects

CALLTECH.APP - PHASE 1

Founding Acquisition & Project Management • 2018 — 2020

Title — DEVELOPMENT OF A SYSTEM TO DETECT FAKE CALLS BY CLASSIFYING RECORDINGS OF CALLCENTER TELEPHONE CALLS THROUGH MACHINE LEARNING.
This is a TEYDEB 1507 project. I found the project idea when we faced a case of collective fraud in our call center. The customer representatives were making fake calls to some phones and filling most of their call time quota. Since most of these calls rely on non-conversational sounds, I reduced the problem down to a machine learning problem and nearly completely solved the corresponding fraud problem in our call center. Excluding myself, my team consists of a machine learning engineer with a Ph.D., a web programmer with an M.Sc. degree, two quality managers, and one test/reporting officer. The system is running as a 7/24 service that detects and reports anomalies to the managers, who can mark these anomalies as either a fraud or normal call. The system can also be adapted to any call center software without loss of generality once the database structure is supplied. We have published four conference articles and a journal article in “Expert Systems with Applications Journal”. We finalized the project on 31.01.2020.

CALLTECH.APP - PHASE 2

Founding Acquisition & Project Management • 2021 — 2022

Title — DEVELOPMENT OF THE SYSTEM THAT PROVIDES THE AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF NEGATIVE CALLCENTER CALLS WITH DEEP ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS BASED CLASSIFICATION ALGORITHMS.
This is a TEYDEB 1501 project. I found the project idea after I further examined the call center calls more carefully. It is essential to take action as early as possible in terms of customer satisfaction for customer satisfaction. Once we can detect any negative emotion in a call between a customer and a customer representative, it most probably reflects a problem faced by a customer. And it is not easy for managers to be aware of these situations, especially during the COVID-19 related work from home regulations. Hence the project aims to detect emotional anomalies in customer calls and report them to the managers as soon as possible. Excluding myself, my team consists of a junior machine learning engineer, a web programmer, two quality managers, a team manager, and one test/reporting officer. The pro- posed project will be an add-on to the calltech.app service explained in the previous project title. We finalized the project on 31.07.2022.

BOTCHAT.APP

Founding Acquisition & Project Management • 2020 — 2021

Title — GENERAL PURPOSE CHATBOT APPLICATION THAT CAN PRODUCE MEANINGFUL DIALOGUE WITH MACHINE LEARNING.
This is a TEYDEB 1501 project. In this project, I aimed to develop an alternative product for the paid third-party customer engagement software we were using in our company. The software we developed can get customer representatives to engage with website visitors using the chat interface. The system can also lead website visitors to find possible answers to their questions using pre-defined multiple-choice questions. The very importance of this project is that it also includes a chatbot with artificial intelligence. Using real chat scripts populated for the last 6+ years, we trained a BERT model to automatically give the most ap- propriate answers to most of the website visitors’ questions. The system is running 7/24 on our websites, and in the absence of a customer representative, the chatbot takes over the job and answers basic questions of website visitors. Without the ai chatbot part, the system can directly be used on any website. Training of the chatbot needs special training for different organizations. Excluding myself, my team consists of a machine learning engineer, a web programmer, a web designer, and 11 employees re- sponsible for data labeling, testing, and reporting tasks. We published one journal and one conference paper. The project ended on 30.06.2021.

LINGUO.APP

Founding Acquisition & Project Management • 2020 — 2021

Title — DEVELOPMENT OF THE SYSTEM THAT CAN MAKE SPEECH TO TEXT TRANSLATION FOR TURKISH LANGUAGE WITH STATE OF THE ART DEEP LEARNING ARCHITECTURES AND WORKS WITH SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE (SAAS) MODEL.
This is a recent TEYDEB 1501 project. I have been planning to build a speech2text tool for the Turkish language since 2017. For this reason, in 2018, we published linguo.app website, which we use to either label short audio recordings or voice short sentences. Now we have nearly100K labeled data ready to be used to train a speech2text algorithm for the Turkish language. We will primarily use it to convert our call center conversations to text. Still, the system can also be used as an API service for people seeking an alternative tool for Turkish speech2text conversion. Excluding myself, my team consists of a machine learning engineer, a web programmer, a web designer, three engineers for testing and reporting, and ten part-time personnel for data labeling. The project will be finalized on 31.12.2022.

Publications

Journal Article • Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science • 2021

Journal Article • Celal Bayar University Journal of Science • 2021

Journal Article • Journal of Intelligent Information Systems • 2020

Journal Article • Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences • 2018

M.Sc. Thesis • Izmir Institute of Technology • 2005

Certificates