I was born in Istanbul, Turkey. I studied Materials Science in Sabanci University and got an MS degree under supervision of Canan Atilgan in that field in the same university. I studied protein dynamical transition using MD simulations. I collaborated with Mehmet Ali Gulgun in Sabanci University on synthesis and self-assembly of copper nanoparticles and microwave processing of ceramics. I also worked with Ilhan Aksoy in Princeton University on biomimicking nacre shells for armors. I had an MSE in Chemical and Biological Engineering in Northwestern University under the guidance of Luis A. N. Amaral on heuristic modeling of air transportation networks.
Currently, I am continuing my work towards a PhD in Northwestern University under Luis A. N. Amaral. I am interested in modeling complex systems, specifically transportation networks and social networks.