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last update: August 2017

Education

  • Master of Science, Media Arts and Technology, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, 2015 - Present
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering, Koc University
    • Formal Exchange Program, Simon Fraser University
    • Extended Minor in Music (coursework), Simon Fraser University
  • Istanbul, 2006 - 2014
  • Vancouver, Spring 2009
  • Vancouver, 2009 - 2012
  • GPA: 3.24/4
  • Summer Session, University of California, Los Angeles
    • Two courses in theoretical computer science and cognitive psychology
  • Los Angeles, Summer 2009
  • GPA: 4/4
  • High School, Kabatas Erkek Lisesi
    • Science and mathematics
  • Istanbul, 2003-2006
  • GPA: 3.98/5

Work Experience

  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Teaching Assistant for PHYS 6BL Introductory Experimental Physics
    • - Taught lab sessions demonstrating physics principles with practical setups
  • Santa Barbara, Apr 2017 - Jun 2017
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Teaching Assistant for MAT 200A Art and Technology taught by Marko Peljhan
    • - Led discussion sessions and coordinated collaborative exercises
  • Santa Barbara, Jan 2017 - Mar 2017
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Teaching Assistant for MAT 200B Music and Technology thought by Curtis Roads
    • - Taught lab sections and lectures involving acoustics, psychoacoustics, audio recording/mixing, digital sound synthesis, audio programming
  • Santa Barbara, Sep 2016 - Dec 2016
  • AppFolio
    • Software Engineer Intern
    • - Co-developed a map based listings web application in an agile pair programming setting
    • - Did full-stack web development using Ruby, Praxis, MongoDB for back end, JS, React.js, Redux, Mapbox for front end
    • - Generated know-how using frameworks and APIs new to the company
    • - Received training in full-stack ruby-on-rails development, scalable apps, agile principles
  • Santa Barbara, Jun 2016 - Sep 2016
  • The Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE)
    • Technical Coordinator
    • - Laboratory, studio, and performance space management for audio/visual facilities
    • - Maintenance, planning, design and installation of upgrades for equipment and software
  • Santa Barbara, Jan 2016 - Present
  • SESTEK Speech Enabled Software Technologies
    • Software developer in core technologies department
    • - Developed and maintained an Android application for a social media analysis product
    • - Written a simple HTTP GET server library using Boost.Asio
    • - Integrated Kaldi speech recognition engine to the SESTEK SR libraries
    • - Did updates and maintanence on a C++ library for converting SRGS to FSG using JavaScript
    • - Written SRGS grammars for various speech recognition projects
    • - Developed basic Android clients for various products using JNI wrappers and kSOAP
    • - Written Java wrappers for various C++ libraries using JNI
    • - Developed an Android application for collecting audio recordings and uploading them via a WCF web service
  • Istanbul, Sep 2013 - Aug 2015
  • SOFTTECH
    • Software developer intern in mobile technologies department
    • - Did research and development for developing an acoustic NFC system
  • Istanbul, Jul 2013
  • SESTEK Speech Enabled Software Technologies
    • Software developer Intern in core technologies department
    • - Suggested and implemented a solution for a project that required storing large amounts of musical data
    • - Written the MusicXML parser code and a Java wrapper for the C++ project library
  • Istanbul, Jun 2013
  • MAG Innovative
    • Freelance iOS developer
    • - Developed the iOS app later published under tha name "Piyano"
  • Istanbul - Vancouver, 2010
  • SFS ICT Consultancy
    • Software developer intern in research and development department
    • - Analyzed and implemented a business process for the workflow management system
  • Istanbul, Aug - Sep 2009

Skills

Computing
  • in-depth experience, training:
    • Concepts, techniques
    • Programming languages
    • Libraries, SDKs, APIs
    • IDE
    • Computer music languages
    • Audio software
    • Operating systems
    • Other software

  • OOP, design datterns, multi-threading, MVC, TDD, CI, agile, audio processing
  • C/C++, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, HTML5
  • Android SDK/NDK, JNI, Boost, React.js, Redux, Enzyme, Praxis, Mapbox
  • Visual Studio, Eclipse, RubyMine
  • Max/MSP
  • Pro Tools, Logic, Audacity, Peak
  • Mac OS X, Windows, Linux (Fedora, Ubuntu)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio)
  • exposure, familiarity, past experience:
    • Programming languages
    • Libraries, SDKs, protocols, APIs
    • IDE
    • Database Management Systems
    • Computer music languages
    • Audio software
    • Other software

  • C#, Python, Objective-C, MATLAB, PHP, Lisp(Scheme), LaTeX
  • iOS SDK, OpenGL, Juce, libpd, TCP/IP, HTTP, MRCP, WCF, SOAP, JSON, Google Maps
  • XCode, Processing
  • MongoDB, MySQL, Oracle
  • Pure Data, Csound
  • Ableton Live, Sibelius, Finale, Synthesis Toolkit
  • Adobe Premiere, Acrobat
Audiovisual

Experience with studio and PA equipment, techniques due to studies and work at Sonic Research Studio at SFU and CREATE at UCSB

Languages

Turkish (native), English (fluent), Spanish (beginner)

Social

Ability to adapt to international environments and different cultures and to communicate easilty with people from different backgrounds due to education, exchange programs, and travels in different countries


Achievements

  • Koc University Computer Engineering Dean's Honor List
  • Golden Key International Honour Society, SFU Chapter membership
  • Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music Certificate: Grade 5 Guitar
  • Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music Certificate: Grade 5 Theory (distinction)
  • Instituto Cervantes, A2 level Spanish certificate
  • Koc University Entrance Scholarship: half of tuition costs throughout the Bachelor's Degree studies
  • 2014
  • 2009 - 2012
  • 2007
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2006

Activities

  • Member of Rotary International Club, Istanbul - Fulya Turkuaz
  • Volunteer for the SFU campus radio station CJSF
    • Prepared reviews for the Arts and Entertainment Department
    • Conducted training sessions on recording techniques and equipment
  • Various new media and computer music performances / installations
  • Founding member of the Koc University Environment Club (Genc TEMA)
  • Rotary Club Youth Exchange Program, Slovakia Summer Camp
  • Part-time music program, Istanbul University State Conservatory
  • Over 8 years of music and classical guitar training
  • Recreational tennis player
  • 2015 - Present
  • 2009 - 2012


  • 2009 - 2012
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2003 - 2005