// Designing Experiences
for Emerging Technologies

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// EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University

Master of Integrated Innovation for Products and Services

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

December 2018

#Relevant coursework: Integrated Product Development, Interaction Design, Human AI Interaction, Reactive Spaces & Media Architecture, Designing for the Internet-of-Things zero-UI Interfaces,

Koç University

Istanbul, Turkey

May 2018

Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Computer Engineering 

Minor in Business Administration

#Relevant coursework: Software Engineering, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Global Strategic Management, New Venture Development

Robert College

Mathematics & Natural Sciences Secondary Education Diploma

Istanbul, Turkey

May 2012

// EXPERIENCE

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

February 2019 – May 2019

Boston Consulting Group

Engineering Intern

#Prototyped a computer vision module to be integrated into an existing industrial Internet-of-Things solution offered by the firm using OpenCV

#Led the design and development of a micro-website that can generate custom graphics using Processing.js to aid internal branding efforts

#Contributed to the research and conceptualization stages of a client project aimed at designing the workplace of the future

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

February 2019 – May 2019

Carnegie Mellon University
Human-Computer Interactions Institute

Graduate Research Assistant

#Spearheaded learning research and design project which aims to study how the use of emerging technologies can help document practices in maker-based learning experiences conducted by Professors Martin Louw and Daragh Byrne

#Led the product conceptualization and development using Particle Device Cloud and rapid prototyping methods

Valensas Enterprise Solutions

Software Research & Development Intern

Istanbul, Turkey

June 2017 – September 2017

#Designed and developed an asynchronous data passing module to be incorporated into the TFX Target iOS application project using Swift programming language

#Led the efforts to integrate ReactiveX API with the company’s development work-flow

Babylon Istanbul

Media Logistics Team Lead 

Istanbul, Turkey

August 2016 – April 2017

#Administered the development of the VR Music Video Series, Babylon 360 Sessions, by directing recording sessions with local bands, DJs and musicians while collaborating with producers, video mapping artists and sound engineers to further enhance the final product

#Assisted the media team by supervising the planning and production of a wide range of video content

Pozitif Group

Content Strategy Team Lead

Istanbul, Turkey

June 2015 – June 2016

#Assisted chief project officer Ahmet Uluğ as his field coordinator during the curation of Pozitif’s yearly programming and the development of company’s new brands and their launch campaigns 

#Led the communication network between Pozitif’s media team and international artists during event promotion efforts by arranging interviews and coordinating the production of live performance videos

#Administered the preparation and production process of Grammy-winning jazz saxophonist David Murray’s 2016 album release, Blues for Memo, which was recorded live in Istanbul

// CERTIFICATIONS

University of California in Los Angeles

Technology Leadership Summer Institute in Easton Technology Management Center 

Los Angeles, California

June 2016 - August 2016

#Relevant coursework: Entrepreneurship, Product Development, Big Data, Data Management & Analytics

Berklee College of Music

General Music Studies Professional Certificate    

Boston, Massachusetts

April 2015 - June 2016

#Relevant coursework: Electronic Music Production & Composition, Acoustic Guitar Techniques, Bass Guitar Styles, Basic Keyboard Skills

// ACTIVITIES & LEADERSHIP

Carnegie Mellon Futurists Club

Event Strategy Lead & Ideation Facilitator 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

September 2018

#Participating in the revitalization efforts of the Futurists Club by helping establish event strategy and content for Moonshot event series, which brings experts from various industries and students together to imagine solutions for current 

#Researching ideation exercises and practicing facilitating innovation discussions to replace the main ideation facilitator of the club at the end of Fall 2018 semester

Koç University Orchestra 

Artist Relations & Project Coordinator / Founding Member

Istanbul, Turkey

September 2014 - June 2018

#Practiced and performed with the orchestra as a vocalist and a bass guitar player 

#Supervised the video production, guest artist relations and legal affairs of the music performance video project “Live Sessions” during which the orchestra played and recorded with professional Turkish bands and musicians

Koç University Radio

External Relations & Promotions Director

Istanbul, Turkey

September 2012 - June 2018

#Oversaw the member admission and training process by assessing applications and coaching new broadcasters to cultivate their radio show ideas

#Contacted live music venues, record labels, domestic radio stations and event companies to promote sponsorship campaigns in the forms of ticket or merchandise giveaways. 

#Lead the rebranding efforts of the station by remodeling its social media strategy by introducing new forms of content 

Le Cool Group

Content Writer

Istanbul, Turkey

November 2012 – May 2015

#Created weekly informational articles about concerts, festivals and other cultural events taking place in Istanbul

// INTERESTS

#Electronic Music Production and Composition, Playing Guitar, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, Motorcycles, Video Games, Graphic Arts, Martial Arts, Gastronomy, Vintage Records, Traveling, DIY Culture