Latest news:

April 2011: A fresh start at L3S!

April 2011: Good news! We have a full paper & a poster accepted at SIGIR 2011.

July'10: I visited Yahoo! Research Barcelona for a couple of weeks. I have also given a talk at my previous visit to Barça.

June'10: Served in LSDS-IR 2010 PC.


Students: If you are a undergrad/grad student in Hannover & interested in my research, just drop an e-mail!



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:

Click here for my CV.