2018 News

Hamdi Ulukaya visited Dagdeviren's MIT Media Lab

CEO and Founder of Chobani, Mr. Hamdi Ulukaya visited Dr. Canan Dagdeviren's group at the MIT Media Lab on June 5th. Mr. Ulukaya and his team had a tour of Media Lab and learned about Canan's group research.   full story

Attending University Presidents from Turkey, TASSA 2018 Conference

Please click the names to reach out their biographies. Canan Aykut Bingol (Yeditepe) Esra Gencturk (Ozyegin) Umran Inan (Koc) Mustafa Versan Kok (ODTU) ...   full story

Invited Speakers of TASSA 2018 Conference, Umay Saplakoglu

Umay Saplakoglu, born in Ankara, Turkey, graduated from Middle East Technical University in 1989 with a B.S. degree in biology. That followed Master of Science degree in 1991 on “Isolation and characterization of two forms of soluble NADH cytochrome b5 reductase from human erythrocytes.”   full story

Invited Speakers of TASSA 2018 Conference, Ayse Imrohoroglu

Ayse Imrohoroglu is a Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the University of Southern California. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and her B.A. from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey.   full story

Invited Speakers of TASSA 2018 Conference, Canan Dagdeviren

Canan Dagdeviren is an Assistant Professor at MIT Media Lab, where she leads the Conformable Decoders research group. The group aims to convert the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy.   full story

Invited Speakers of TASSA 2018 Conference, Aysen Candas

Aysen Candas holds a PhD in Political Science (Columbia University, 2005). Since 2005, she is full-time faculty at Bogazici University’s Political Science and International Relations department.   full story

Invited Speakers of TASSA 2018 Conference, Gokhan Hotamisligil

Dr. Hotamisligil’s research efforts focus on the molecular and genetic basis of common and complex diseases, particularly obesity and diabetes, and their complications.   full story

Keynote Speakers of TASSA 2018 Conference, Selcuk Sirin

Selcuk R. Sirin is a Professor of Applied Psychology at New York University. Dr. Sirin studies the lives of marginalized children and youth and ways to enrich professionals’ skill set to better serve their educational and psychological needs.   full story

Special Guest of TASSA 2018 Conference, Ilhan Basgoz

I was born in Gemerek during the barley harvesting season of 1921. My father, Hasan Başgöz was a teacher at the Republican Elementary School of Gemerek. My mother, Lady Zeycan is from Cadoğlu Turkmens.   full story

Invited Speakers of TASSA 2018 Conference, Orhun K. Muratoglu

Orhun K. Muratoglu, Ph.D., is the Director of the Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory and Director of the Technology Implementation Research Center (TIRC) at Massachusetts General Hospital, Alan Gerry Scholar at Mass General, and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.   full story

Invited Speakers of TASSA 2018 Conference, Dr. Kenneth R. Lutchen

Dr. Kenneth R. Lutchen, is Dean of the College of Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. He received his B.S. from the University of Virginia and Ph.D from Case Western Reserve University. He has published over 135 peer-reviewed journal articles.   full story

Biography of Yesim Alkaya Yener, Hacettepe University

Yesim Alkaya Yener’s musical talent was discovered at an early age while she studied piano at the State Conservatory of Ankara and she won the right to continue her education on the status for “Specially Talented and Gifted Children.” She received her Bachelor Degree at the age of 18, after which she went to the U.S. for advanced studies in Piano.   full story