I am a postdoctoral scholar in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at Stanford University, working with Prof. Mykel Kochenderfer at Stanford Intelligent Systems Lab (SISL) and Stanford Center for AI Safety. I receieved my Ph.D. degree in Systems Engineering at the University of Virginia, where I was part of Autonomous Mobile Robots Lab and Link Lab under the supervision of Prof. Nicola Bezzo. I received my MS and BS degrees from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bogazici University, Istanbul in 2016 and 2014 respectively.

I will be joining Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE) department as an assistant professor in January 2024.

My research focuses on developing techniques to improve the safety of autonomous systems operating under uncertainty. I leverage reachability analysis tools, machine learning and runtime monitoring and recovery techniques to provide safe decisions and to adapt to the unforeseen conditions.

In my free time, I enjoy hiking, yoga, collecting vintage photographs, watching independent movies, and traveling.

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