I am an associate professor of Computer Engineering at Koç University in Istanbul working at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Previously I was at the MIT AI Lab and later co-founded Inquira, Inc. My research is in natural language processing and machine learning. For prospective students here are some research topics, papers, classes, blog posts and past students.
Koç Üniversitesi Bilgisayar Mühendisliği Bölümü'nde öğretim üyesiyim ve Yapay Zeka Laboratuarı'nda çalışıyorum. Bundan önce MIT Yapay Zeka Laboratuarı'nda çalıştım ve Inquira, Inc. şirketini kurdum. Araştırma konularım doğal dil işleme ve yapay öğrenmedir. İlgilenen öğrenciler için araştırma konuları, makaleler, verdiğim dersler, Türkçe yazılarım, ve mezunlarımız.

May 13, 2018

Tutorial: Deep Learning with Julia/Knet

Tutorial at Qatar Computing Research Institute, May 13, 2018. Thanks to Dr. Sanjay Chawla for the invitation.
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May 07, 2018

Deep Learning in NLP: A Brief History

Panel presentation at the International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science (ISBCS 2018)


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April 10, 2018

December 06, 2017

On machine learning and programming languages

Julia Blog, Reddit Discussion, SysML Paper, By Mike Innes (Julia Computing), David Barber (UCL), Tim Besard (UGent), James Bradbury (Salesforce Research), Valentin Churavy (MIT), Simon Danisch (MIT), Alan Edelman (MIT), Stefan Karpinski (Julia Computing), Jon Malmaud (MIT), Jarrett Revels (MIT), Viral Shah (Julia Computing), Pontus Stenetorp (UCL) and Deniz Yuret (Koç University).

Summary: Any sufficiently complicated machine learning system contains an ad-hoc, informally-specified, bug-ridden, slow implementation of half of a programming language.


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