I am in the job market for Fall’24 for tenure-track Assistant Professor positions and industry research ones. My research interests include human-computer interaction, usable privacy, responsible artificial intelligence, and computational social science. I am particularly interested in the human aspects of privacy in online spaces. My work is interdisciplinary and I have experience conducting quantitative and qualitative studies. I published in top conferences such as ICWSM, CSCW, WebSci, CHI, and IEEESP, as well as journals like ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT). You can access my full academic CV here.

Hi! I am Dilara, a Research Associate (Postdoc) at School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK. I am currently working on a Responsible AI project where we aim to make socio-technical organizations answerable for the automated actions they take where these actions can harm people. You can find more information in our launch blog. My research interests are responsible AI, privacy on social media, human computer interaction, computational social science.

I have a PhD from School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh with a thesis titled “Analysing Privacy in Online Social Media” (Supervised by Walid Magdy and Kami Vaniea). My PhD focused on privacy on social media, especially unintended disclosures and user understanding of privacy controls. Here is our latest published paper analysing privacy switching behaviour on Twitter. I have a blog where I relay my experiences doing research in Edinburgh, written in Turkish.

I visited Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy as a research fellow in the summer of ‘21 (Supervised by Yasemin Acar). We investigated the security and privacy perceptions of Turkish startup developers.

I received my undergradute degree in 2015, masters degree in 2017 from Boğaziçi University in Turkey (Supervised by Pınar Yolum). My master thesis was about preserving privacy in online social networks using multi-agents systems. The paper and the code are available. We proposed and implemented different negotiation techniques before uploading a post to OSNs so that every party involved is comfortable with the result. You can have more information about the project here.

I worked as software engineer at Pointr for 1.5 years where we tackled the indoor navigation problem. We used bluetooth low energy technology to pinpoint the user’s position and navigate them to their destination. This is especially useful in places like airports and big malls.

My personal interests include learning new languages, cooking different cuisines, watching grand slam tennis, and playing Nintendo Switch (mainly Zelda games). I studied Japanese for five years and have acquired N2 in JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test). I also studied abroad for one semester in my undergradute program at Hanyang University in Seoul.