Grad Students


  1. Ali Mert Ertuğrul (PhD, December 2019)-“Interpretable Spatio-Temporal Networks for Modeling and Forecasting Societal Event”. (co-advisor: Assoc. Prof.Dr. Yu-Ru Lin)
  2. Gürol Canbek (PhD, September 2019)- “Multi-Perspective Analysis and Systematic Benchmarking for Binary-Classification Performance Evaluation Instruments”. (co-advisor: Prof.Dr. Şeref Sağıroğlu)
  3. Şeyma Çavdar (PhD, August 2019)- “Mobile User Data Mining to Infer Knowledge Workers’ Differences in Office Environments for Effective Health Intervention Delivery”. (co-advisor: Assoc.Prof.Dr. P Erhan Eren)
  4. Güliz Bulut (MSc,  September 2018)- “Automatic Information Coverage Assessment of Diabetes Websites”
  5. Oguz Ozan Kartal (MSc, September 2015)-“Using Survival Analysis to Investigate the Persistence of Students in an Introductory Information Technology Course at METU”. (main supervisor: Prof.Dr.Yasemin Yardımcı Çetin).
  6. Nurcan Alkış (PhD, August 2015)-“ The Influence of Personality Traits, Motivation and Persuasion Principles on Academic Performance” METU Best Thesis of the Year 2016.
  7. Perin Ünal (PhD, August 2015)-“An analysis on user profiles and usage preferences for mobile application recommendations” (co-advisor: Assoc. Prof.Dr. P.Erhan Eren)
  8. Erkam Akkurt (MSc, 2015)- “Ubdroid: A Tool for Monitoring Smartphone Application Usage for User Behaviour Analysis” (main supervisor: Prof.Dr.Alptekin Temizel).
  9. Aysu Yanar (MSc,2015) – “Combining Topology-Based & Content-Based Analysis for Followee Recommendation on Twitter” (main supervisor: Prof.Dr. Pınar Karagöz)
  10. Kürşad Öz (MSc, 2014) – “Examining Place Attachment from a Foursquare Perspective”.
  11. Berna Bakır (PhD, 2014) – “Nonparametric Approaches for Discovering Triggering Events from Spatio-Temporal Patterns” (co-advisor: Prof. Dr. Hafize Şebnem Düzgün)
  12. Yılmaz Ar (PhD, 2014) – “Improved Probabilistic Matrix Factorization Model for Sparse Datasets”
  13. Ahmet Emre Kılınç (MSc, 2014) -“A Temporal Expert Finding Methodology based on United-Author-Document Topic Graphs”.
  14. Ayşe Elvan Gündüz (MSc, 2014) -“ Anomaly Detection using Sparse Features and Spatio-Temporal Hidden Markov Model for Pedestrian Zone Video Surveillance” (co-advisor:Prof. Dr. Alptekin Temizel) (won the “ISRA VISION AG – Computer Vision Award” (2nd place) thesis award)
  15. Rahime Belen Sağlam (PhD, 2014) -“ Quality Oriented Information Retrieval and Timeliness Analysis on Diabetes Websites”
  16. Serdar Murat Öztaner (PhD, 2014) -“A Bayesian Modelling and Estimation Framework for Pharmacogenomics Driven Warfarin Dosing” (co-advisor: Prof.Dr. Remzi Erdem) (won the METU Best Thesis of the Year 2015)
  17. Ümit Ateş (MSc, 2014) – “Inference of Personality Using Social Media Profiles”.
  18. Şeyma Küçüközer (MSc, 2013)-“Analysing the Effects of Personality Traits on the Success of Online Study Groups”.
  19. Püren Güler (MSc, 2012) – “Automated Crowd Behaviour Analysis for Video Surveillance applications (main-supervisor: Prof.Dr. Alptekin Temizel)
  20. Gonca Hülya Doğan (MSc, 2012)-“Expert Finding in Domains with Unclear Topics” (co-supervisor: Prof.Dr. Adnan Yazıcı)
  21. Burcu Baştabak (MSc, 2012)- “A Data Mining Framework to Detect Tariff Code Circumvention in Turkish Customs Database”
  22. Mustafa Dalcı (MSc, 2011) – “Using Google Analytics, Card Sorting and Search Statistics for Getting Insight about METU Website’s New Design: A Case Study”
  23. Eda Ercan (MSc, 2010) – “Probabilistic Matrix Factorization based Collaborative Filtering with Implicit Trust Derived from Review Ratings Information”.
  24. Seher Demirel Kütükçü (MSc, 2010) – “Using Google Analytics and think-aloud study for improving METU Informatics Institute web site: A case study”
  25. Rahime Belen (MSc, 2009) – “Detecting Disguised Missing Data”.
  26. Cem Aldaş (MSc, 2008) – “An analysis of peculiarity oriented interestingness measures on medical data”
  27. Özkan Bayraktar (MSc, 2007) – “Person name recognition in Turkish financial texts by using local grammar approach” (co-supervisor: Prof.Dr. Nazife Baykal)