Ozgur Ozturk


- I work at SRA, contracting for CDC (Centers for Disease Control), developing, maintaining and modernizing MicrobeNet, a web platform for bioscientific inquiry of pathogens and outbreaks. We use ASP.NET 4.0, C#, MS SQL Server. It was developed as a web forms app and we are workign on porting it to MVC. We employ Agile/SCRUM development methodology, and pushing the government for a more frequent release cycle.

- Senior Software Engineer, NCR Corporation, Duluth, GA, March 2010-current.  I am the responsible person for the Data Layer of a web-based project to be deployed by biggest retail chains.

- Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, March 2009-March 2010. I was driving a one man show to develop and host an online service for a startup we were trying to take off together with Dr Fekri and Dr Altunbasak. I was the Project PI and coauthor of NSF grant proposal for the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) program.

- Senior software engineer, Oracle Corporation, May 2008 to March 2009. I was on the RPAS (Retail Predictive Application Server) team. We were developing software used by all the big players in the retail industry for business decision making, such as inventory and pricing.

- Postdoctoral researcher, Carnegie Institution Department of Department of Plant Biology, Stanford,CA, August 2007-April 2008. I have taken part in the birth of PlantCyc, a comprehensive reference database of plant metabolic pathways that will host PGDBs (Pathway Genome Databases) of all sequenced plant species.

Research interests

- Very Large and High Dimensional Databases and Scientific Data Mining.

- Detection of Structural Sites in Proteins. (Paper published in the prestigious Bioinformatics journal. Documentation and software download website.)

- Indexing and Approximate Similarity for Bio Sequences and Structures.

Professional Hobbies

- Developing Software for mobile, specifically Android Operating System.

- Internet Programming


- PhD, August 2007, Computer Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University

Advisor: Dr. Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu

Dissertation Title: Feature Extraction and Similarity-Based Analysis for Proteome and Genome Databases

Research Assistantship, database research group.

- MS, 2002, CSE, OGI School of Science & Engineering,

Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)

Specialization: Natural Language Processing, Speech Synthesis and recognition

Research Assistantship, Center for Spoken Language Understanding (CSLU)

- BS, 2000,CS, Bilkent University

Senior Project: First Turkish Speech Syntheser utilizing diphone contatenation method.

- High School,1996, Ankara Fen Lisesi (Alumni Org)
- Middle School,1993, Huseyin Avni Sozen Anadolu Lisesi

Contact Info

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