Zeynep Akkalyoncu

:computer: I am currently a data scientist at StackAdapt in Toronto, ON.

:microscope: I am interested in technologies at the intersection of machine learning, natural language processing and information retrieval.

:deciduous_tree: More broadly, I am fascinated by the Renaissance ideal informed by multiple disciplines.

:mortar_board: I completed my Master’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON, Canada under the supervision of Prof. Jimmy Lin in the Data Systems Group.

:school_satchel: Previously, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.

To learn more about me, visit this page.

If you want to know what I’m currently up to, visit this page.

:mailbox: Updates:

  • I started doing a 30 day digital detox on October 12. I will write up a detailed blog post about it when I arrive at the finish line.

  • I am excited to be starting a new position as Data Scientist at StackAdapt in February!

  • I ran the Introduction to Information Retrieval lab at AFIRM 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa on January 27th with Prof. Charles Clarke.

  • I presented two posters (#3533 and #87) at EMNLP 2019 in Hong Kong between November 3-7 .

Last update: January 2021