I am a post-doc/senior researcher at L3S Research Center since April 2011.
Bio: I got my B.S. and M.S. degrees from Computer Engineering Dept. of Bilkent University, at May 1999 and September 2001, respectively.
In July 2009, I got my PhD degree from Bilkent University. Topic of my thesis is "Improving The Efficiency of Search Engines: Strategies for Focused Crawling, Searching, and Index Pruning", supervised by Prof. Özgür Ulusoy.
I served as a post-doc researcher at Computer Engineering Dept. of Bilkent University between July 2009-March 2011.
My research interests include:
- Information retrieval & search technologies: especially search efficiency for large scale systems/engines; caching, static index pruning, cluster-based retrieval,
- Domain specific (vertical) search engines and focused crawling,
- Information extraction from Web,
- XML keyword search,
- Recommendation systems,
- OCR and IR for historical resources,
- Web databases and query processing.
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