* Mehmet Serkan Apaydın, Faculty Member, PhD
After graduating from Galatasaray High School, he received his undergraduate degree from İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 1997. He completed his master's and doctorate degrees at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in 1999 and 2004 with a David L. Cheriton Stanford Graduate Fellowship scholarship. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Dartmouth College Computer Science Department between 2004-2006, and at Duke University Computer Science Department between 2006-2008, visiting professor at Sabancı University between 2008-2010, full-time faculty member at Istanbul Şehir University between 2010-2020 and full time faculty member at Istanbul Medipol University between 2020-2021. He was a participant at Recurse Center in New York for 3 months in 2015, and a researcher at Inria Sophia Antipolis for 15 months between 2018-2019. His research was funded by Tübitak, European Union Marie Curie Reintegration Grant, and Tübitak-CNRS joint research calls, and his students have been accepted to master's and doctoral programs in universities such as Wisconsin-Madison in the US, Lugano in Switzerland, Erasmus in Netherlands and Bilkent. Since 2021, he is affiliated with Izmir Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Dr. Mehmet Serkan APAYDIN’s interests are on artificial intelligence, digital games, cybersecurity, bioinformatics, software engineering and start-ups. He has articles on natural language processing, machine learning, deep learning, transportation planning, bioinformatics, protein structure determination, protein folding, protein-ligand binding, and NMR spectroscopy. He provided R&D consultancy to companies in the industry in Turkey and in the US.
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Digital Games, Bioinformatics, Robotik, Software Engineering