Zeynep Akkalyoncu

:computer: I am currently a senior data scientist at StackAdapt, a programmatic ad tech company based 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 am now a senior data scientist at StackAdapt as of November. I’m looking forward to continuing to work on exciting projects with an amazing team.

  • I moved back to Kitchener-Waterloo in June to enjoy a slower pace of life. Let me know if you are in the area and would like to grab a coffee sometime!

  • I adopted a puppy in March that has since changed my life. Welcome home, Maple!

  • 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: November 2021