Me

Merve Ayyüce Kızrak; In 2009, she completed her undergraduate degree at Haliç University, Electronics, and Communication Engineering Department. In 2011, she completed her postgraduate education in the Electronics and Communication Engineering program of the Haliç University, Institute of Science and Technology, and at the ITU Informatics Institute.

She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Yıldız Technical University, Institute of Science, Electronics, and Communication Engineering Program. 

She has started her academic career in 2009 in the Electronics and Communication Engineering Department of Halic University and continues her degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at Bahcesehir University in February 2019.

Research Topics:

She has been working on machine learning and deep learning topics, especially computer vision, since her undergraduate education. Details of academic research topics can be found in the publications tab.
At the same time, she continues her research on human-centered artificial intelligence and its social effects, as well as on neuroscience.

She is also a deep learning instructor with the  “A-Z Deep Learning with Python course at Udemy.

Volunteer Activities:

She continues academic, product development and consultancy studies with various working groups such as Technology Development Foundation of Turkey and TASAM.

She publishes blogs, videos and applications content for understanding and dissemination of knowledge and science. She also creates translation resources (for Turkish speaker) to bring international sources with our friends.

She conducts artificial intelligence studies on the interdisciplinary conduct of environment, community, and human-centered.

🚀 Within the scope of Teknofest 2019, she participated in the Artificial Intelligence Competition as HÜMA team and completed the competition as the 7th finalist among 167 teams. You can check the details of their work here!

She gave a speech about the importance and necessity of working interdisciplinary for Artificial Intelligence in Zorlu PSM stage for TEDx Bahcesehir University on April 6, 2019. The video of the talk is published on YouTube!

September 2017- March 2019 between voluntary work conducted by Turkey’s largest non-profit artificial intelligence community Deep Learning Turkey in the first year of institutions, Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA-BTK) cooperation and Havelsan (Aviation Electronics Industry) support October 5-6, 2018, held in Ankara at ICTA she was Co-Chairwoman of the Regulatory Board of the DeepCon’18  Artificial Intelligence Conference.

🎼 She is addicted to music that’s why she also shares playlists on Spotify .🎧 

Memberships:

Haliç University Alumni and Members Association Board Member (2017-Halen)
Deep Learning Turkey Community, AI Research Scientist (Sept. 2017-March 2019)
IEEE Student Branch Founder Chairwoman (2006-2011)