I am last year PhD student at School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK (Supervised by Walid Magdy and Kami Vaniea). My research interests are privacy on social media, computational social science, human computer interaction, natural language processing. My current focus is on privacy on social media, especially unintended disclosures and user understanding of privacy controls. Here is our latest published paper analysing life event disclosures by friends on Twitter. I have a blog where I relay my experiences doing PhD 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 reading fiction. 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.