The Future of Education

Reading Time: 2 minutes Within the last month, the future of education was one of the main topics in Davos. There were very interesting debates, and in of them, Jack Ma (the founder of Alibaba) told that it is strongly and urgently needed to change the current education system due to the rising impact of robots. Since robots are able to obtain the knowledge, by learning from their past experiences, they will do most of the things people do today. In order to Read more…

Mongo as Document based No-SQL Database

Reading Time: 1 minute I started to the MongoDB developer course given online by MongoDB University. I have worked a lot with Mongo at Vodafone but I was using only 10-20% of its key features. Now at Politecnico, the things are more complex so I need to pay more attention to the performance issues. In my research project, I use MongoDB to store Tweets and perform text analysis over the records. I currently completed the Week-1 course. I hope I will learn more in Read more…

Understanding Feelings and Behaviours of English People about Brexit Referendum

Reading Time: 1 minute In these days, my research motivation is to find some insights by analyzing Twitter data to understand how English people react to Brexit referendum. There are various researches already made about this topic, and most of them are done by universities in England such as Imperial College London and the University of Bristol. I found it as a quite interesting research topic since social media is an important environment to present our ideas to the community and there is Read more…

Data Science Research Group at Politecnico Milano

Reading Time: 1 minute Good news, I joined to Data Science Research Group of Politecnico Milano as Research Fellow. At the moment, this is a position with a temporary contract since we need to see if I could contribute well to the research of this community. My advisor will be Marco Brambilla, who is known for his studies in Web Science and Software Engineering. I am very pleased with becoming a member(even as a temporary researcher) of this valuable group. I believe I will Read more…

Suggestions for new PhD Students

Reading Time: 1 minute Today, I participated in Welcome Day for new Ph.D. students of Politecnico Milano. We were nearly 300 new Ph.D. students from different backgrounds, from Architecture to Industrial Design, and from Mechanical Engineer to Information and Technology. The dean of Ph.D. school had a great presentation and I think the following slide was the summary of all possible suggestions for Ph.D. students. Thanks to everybody for their unlimited support and kindness.  

Finalizing my Vodafone experience with Word2Vecs

Reading Time: 1 minute In our latest project at Vodafone R&D, I was working under the supervision of Istanbul Technical University professor Gulsen Eryigit. All of the academical community in Turkey believe that Prof. Eryigit is the most important professor in the domain of Natural Language Processing based on Turkish Language. I had the chance of studying with Prof. Eryigit. Within a month, I implemented a predictive model based on Word2Vecs using Python language and Gensim framework. The Word2Vec approach has been one Read more…

PhD Study in Politecnico di Milano

Reading Time: 1 minute 5 months ago, I wrote a blog post here that we have decided to move to Milan for the next 4-5 years. Finally, I am enrolled to Politecnico di Milano for the Ph.D. program in Computer Science and Engineering. It will be a great experience to join to Politecnico di Milano, which is in the 49th ranking in worldwide. As a result, I am leaving my current job at Vodafone. Actually, I really learned and applied various things in Read more…

Lean Startup Book by Eric Ries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Recently, I read the Lean Startup book written by Eric Ries and I learned a lot of about how to build a technology startup today. Then, I extracted the fundamental ideas of Lean Startup philosophy. Below, I already answered the first question. I am waiting for the answers and comments from you…   1- What is a Build-Measure-Learn Cycle? Build: Initially, you need to start by building a minimum viable product (MVP). It is the essential part of learning Read more…

MapReduce vs Spark (!)

Reading Time: 1 minute People most generally make a mistake by comparing MapReduce with Spark. Actually, MapReduce is a programming paradigm, so we cannot compare MapReduce with Spark. But we can compare how Hadoop uses MapReduce and Spark uses MapReduce. In Hadoop MapReduce, each job has one Map and one Reduce phase; but in Spark MapReduce, the Map and Reduce phases can be made together. Secondly, while in Hadoop MapReduce the output of jobs is written as a file, Spark writes them to Read more…

Machine Learning Milan – Meetup

Reading Time: 1 minute Today, I joined to the Meetup event Machine Learning in Milan, hosted by Marcosca in Via Bligny. It was the first meeting of this group, so there were a few people knowing each other. It had a great opportunity to meet with people having different backgrounds. The purpose of this group is to create a Machine Learning community in Milan by organizing meetups and events and then accelerate this ecosystem with startups and investors. I feel lucky since this Read more…