I am an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Georgia (UGA), and a member of Large Scale Distributed Information Systems (LSDIS) Lab. I received my BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees from Computer Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University in 1991, 1993, and 1998 respectively (advisors: Prof. Dogac and Prof. Halici).
My current research interests include semantic web, crowdsourcing and collective intelligence, information fusion, and biomedical informatics. My earlier research involved web services and workflow management. My research focuses on developing new semantic-based techniques for providing better information integration and search experiences for the web users. This research direction is critical for building the next generation of web, called semantic web. From December 1998 through August 2001, I worked on adaptable workflow technology during my post-doctoral studies at LSDIS Lab, which is one of the leading information systems research labs worldwide (advisor: Prof. Sheth).
My research on web services and semantic web was supported by UGA Research Foundation and National Science Foundation respectively. I have authored or co-authored over seventy publications, and the R&D I was involved has resulted in different products or research prototypes.
I consider training students in and beyond the class and helping their scholarly and personal progress as very important objectives in my career. If you have an interest on web science, linked data, semantic web and collective intelligence and like to join our research group please drop me an e-mail.