Oznur Alkan is a Research Scientist at IBM Research - Ireland since November 2015, and a member of Interactive AI Research Group.
Previously, she was an Assistant Professor at Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara, Turkey (2014-2015) and before that, parallel to her academic career, she worked as a Computer Engineer at R&D Institution (2010-2014), KocSistem (2004-2006), and Siemens (2006-2010) in Ankara, Turkey taking several roles in all phases of software development.
Her background is on Data Mining and Machine Learning. Her special areas of interest include frequent pattern mining, classification problems, user in the loop and adaptation techniques, preference elicitation, and recommender systems.
She holds a PhD. degree in Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. She completed her MSc and BSc degrees in Computer Engineering at the same university.