I am a Staff Software Engineer, Hardware Acceleration at Bionano Genomics. I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the SAFARI Research Group at Carnegie Mellon University, where I was advised by Prof. Onur Mutlu and Prof. Saugata Ghose. My research focuses on hardware/software co-design for accelerating bioinformatics applications and genomic data analysis. I am also excited about memory systems and processing-in-memory. During my Ph.D., I also interned at Intel Labs in 2018 and 2020. I obtained my M.S. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2019, and my B.S. in Computer Engineering from Bilkent University in 2015.
Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, 2021
Carnegie Mellon University
M.Sc. in Computer Engineering, 2019
Carnegie Mellon University
B.Sc. in Computer Engineering, 2015
May 30, 2022
Our work, "SeGraM: A Universal Hardware Accelerator for Genomic Sequence-to-Graph and Sequence-to-Sequence Mapping", is accepted in ISCA 2022.
December 22, 2021
I am excited to share my video interview for the SAFARI Research Group's December'21 newsletter.
November 7, 2021
I have presented my Ph.D. dissertation on "Accelerating Genome Sequence Analysis via Efficient Hardware/Algorithm Co-Design" in SAFARI Seminar Series.
November 2, 2021
My Ph.D. dissertation on "Accelerating Genome Sequence Analysis via Efficient Hardware/Algorithm Co-Design" is online now.
October 11, 2021
I have joined Bionano Genomics as a "Staff Software Engineer, Hardware
I am very excited to continue working on accelerating genomic data analysis and being part of the amazing mission of Bionano Genomics to improve human well-being!
August 27, 2021
Today marks my last day at the SAFARI Research Group and Carnegie Mellon University!
I would like to thank my advisors Onur Mutlu and Saugata Ghose, my committee members Can Alkan and James Hoe, my industry mentors Gurpreet Singh Kalsi, Sreenivas Subramoney and Lavanya Subramanian, my friends and colleagues from SAFARI Research Group, ARCANA, and Bilkent CompGen, my family and friends, and my parents - Mine and Sinan, my sister - Irmak, and my husband - Tunca. I am very grateful to everyone who supported and helped me during this amazing journey!
July 15, 2021
I am very excited to share that I have successfully defended my Ph.D. thesis on "Accelerating Genome Sequence Analysis via Efficient Hardware/Algorithm Co-Design".
June 27, 2021
I am excited to share my research summary talk: "Accelerating Genome Sequence Analysis via Efficient Hardware/Algorithm Co-Design".
January 6, 2021
I am excited to share my video interview for the SAFARI Research Group's January'21 newsletter.