CICEKLAB has three new MS graduates. Kerem Ayoz, Doruk Cakmakci and Furkan Ozden have successfully defended their theses today (July 28, 2021).
Kerem has published two first author papers on genome privacy issues in beacon systems. One in Bioinformatics and one in PoPETS. He has given talks in ECCB 2020, GenoPri 2020 and PETS 2021. He finished the program in just over 1.5 years and has been accepted to the CS Ph.D. program of the University of Maryland College Park.
Doruk has worked on machine learning models to predict left-over tumor tissue in excision cavities using HRMAS NMR data. He presented his work in RECOMB-CCB 2020 and published his thesis in PLoS Computational Biology. His second paper is currently under review. He has been accepted to the CS Ph.D. program of the McGill University.
Furkan has worked on polishing CNV calls done on WES data using deep learning techniques. His paper is currently on bioRxiv and is under review. He has initiated and worked on 4 other side projects. He has been accepted to the CS Ph.D. program of the Oxford University as a DeepMind Scholar. He will spend another year in CICEKLAB as a visiting student to continue our ongoing research.