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Dr. Şebnem Özdemir

MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab Research Collaborator

Sebnem Ozdemir received her B.Sc. degree in Mathematics at Yıldız Technical University. She holds two Master`s Degrees in Mathematics Education and Informatics from İstanbul University. She received her PhD from the Department of Informatics in Istanbul University. She worked as a researcher at the Department of Electronics and Information Engineering at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) for her postdoctoral research. She currently holds the position of Assistant Professor and Head of Department in the Department of Management Information Systems at Istinye University. Besides, she is working for Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (MIT CSAIL). In 2016, she received the “Human Development Research Award” by Koç University UNESCO Chair for the machine learning based model which she had developed. Since the beginning of 2018, she has been icarrying out application projects in various sectors called “”Deep Project ” which involve deep learning algorithms and methodologies. The first of these projects, “Deep Classical Art,” relates to pattern recognition and reproductions, which are hidden in the Anatolian and Ottoman art, such as marbling (Ebru), ornamentation (Tezhip), and tapis. Prior to the aforementioned projects, she used mathematical modelling to predict juvenile crime. Her work with others on a multidisciplinary project team led to the design and implementation of a decision support systems that identifies at-risk children. She has many published papers, book chapters and patents related to data science and machine learning. Ozdemir’s research fields are artificial intelligence, data science, management information systems, decision making and mathematical modelling.