I am a Kavli postdoctoral research fellow at MIT. My research is in astro-particle physics, statistics, exoplanets and cosmology, where I think about constructing novel ways to efficiently learn from observed data.
You can find my CV here.
My current research at MIT is mostly on the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) data, focusing on the detection and characterization of exoplanets. Before my postdoc, I was a PhD student at Harvard, working on signatures of dark matter and novel statistical methods to learn from large data with my advisor Douglas Finkbeiner. Even earlier than that, I did my undergrad at METU in Ankara, Turkey. I graduated in 2013 with a double major in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Physics. As an undergrad, I was affiliated with CERN between 2011-2013 and worked on the AMS-02 experiment on the International Space Station. Before that I graduated from the Robert College in 2008. Going further, I was one curious child growing up in the city of Istanbul.
Yet before that, I was a collection of hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and other heavier elements spread throughout the molecular cloud in the pre-Solar neighborhood that eventually ignited our Sun and formed our planet Earth. Overall, I am a proud self-conscious ingredient of our Universe, pondering on its origins, energy budget, evolution and elegant symmetries.
You can reach me via e-mail.