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University of Southern California
Ronald Tutor Hall 320
Signal Analysis and Interpretation Lab (SAIL)
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Telephone: (213) 740-3477
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I am doing my PhD in Computer Science at the Signal Analysis and Interpretation Lab (SAIL) under the supervision of Prof. Shrikanth Narayanan. I received my BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from Boğaziçi University in 2006 and 2010. I was with the Boğaziçi University Signal and Image Processing Lab (BUSIM) from 2007 to 2010, working under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Murat Saraçlar. I was a graduate student at the Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering Department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute between 2006 and 2007.

My work usually falls within the following areas:

  • Spoken Dialogue Modeling
  • Behavioral Informatics
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Spoken Term Detection
  • Weighted Finite State Transducers
  • Statistical Natural Language Processing
  • Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition
  • Statistical and Information Theoretic Methods in Learning