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I am a Research Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ohio University. I received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from 

University of Miami. I have a long history of working with interdisciplinary teams. 

My most recent research focuses on bio-ontologies and their applications for artificial intelligence and machine learning. I previously worked on designing and implementing ontologies such as BioAssay Ontology (BAO) and Drug Target Ontology (DTO) as well as generating methods for knowledge acquisition and representation. My research also involves creating methodologies that allow us better acquire and represent knowledge out of publicly available (big) data. My thesis is introducing a new methodology called KNowledge Acquisition and Representation Methodology (KNARM) that is still evolving.

I received my Masters from E. Michigan University in 2010. I completed my Masters thesis on Attribute Visualization for Biological Networks in Bioinformatics Tools with Dr. Benjamin J. Keller.

Between July, 2010 and July, 2011 I worked at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics as a Researcher. My research at the Max Planck Institute focused on effective clustering algorithms for biological networks.

I graduated from Bilkent University in Turkey with a BS degree in Computer Engineering in 2007. At Bilkent, I worked as an undergraduate research assistant for the PATIKA (Pathway Analysis Tools for Integration and Knowledge Acquisition) project under the supervision of Dr. Uğur Doğrusöz.


My research interests include analysis and representation big data, biological networks in bioinformatics tools, clustering algorithms, and bioinformatics algorithms.