Öznur Taştan

  • Assistant Professor
  • Sabanci University

Title of Talk : Machine Learning for Molecules and Diseases



Dr. Öznur Taştan holds a BSc in Biological Sciences and Bioengineering from Sabanci University and received her Msc in 2007 and her PhD in 2011, from Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science. Since 2018, she has been with the Sabanci University Computer Science and Engineering and Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering departments. Before joining to Sabanci, she worked as a faculty member at Bilkent University, Department of Computer Engineering, a post-doctoral researcher at Microsoft Research New England Lab (Cambridge, MA, USA). She has worked on diverse problems in computational biology; her present efforts center on building machine learning models to advance the current understanding of complex diseases. She is a recipient of the Young ScientistResearch Award of the Science Academy (BAGEP), the UNESCO-L’OREAL National Fellowship for Young Women in Life Sciences, and METU Prof. Mustafa Parlar Foundation Research Incentive Award.