I am a Ph.D. candidate in the SAFARI Research Group at Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Prof. Onur Mutlu and Prof. Saugata Ghose. I am a part of the Computer Architecture Lab at Carnegie Mellon (CALCM) and the Parallel Data Lab (PDL). My research focuses on hardware/software co-design for accelerating bioinformatics applications and computational methods for genome sequence analysis. I am also excited about memory systems and processing-in-memory.


  • Bioinformatics
  • Hardware/Software Co-Design
  • Computer Architecture
  • Memory Systems
  • Processing-in-Memory


  • PhD in Computer Engineering, 2021 (expected)

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • MSc in Computer Engineering, 2019

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • BSc in Computer Engineering, 2015

    Bilkent University


January 6, 2021

I am excited to share my video interview for the SAFARI Research Group's latest newsletter.


GenASM: A High-Performance, Low-Power Approximate String Matching Acceleration Framework for Genome Sequence Analysis

Accelerating Genome Analysis: A Primer on an Ongoing Journey

Apollo: A Sequencing-Technology-Independent, Scalable, and Accurate Assembly Polishing Algorithm

Demystifying Workload–DRAM Interactions: An Experimental Study

GRIM-Filter: Fast Seed Location Filtering in DNA Read Mapping Using Processing-in-Memory Technologies



Research Intern

Intel Labs

May 2020 – December 2020 Portland, OR

Research Intern

Intel Labs

May 2018 – Aug 2018 Santa Clara, CA

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant

Carnegie Mellon University

Aug 2015 – Present Pittsburgh, PA

Undergraduate Research and Teaching Assistant

Bilkent University

Feb 2013 – Jun 2015 Ankara, Turkey