Ozgur Ozturk

Polyglot Senior Software Engineer with experience in SCRUM Agile methodology. Data Scientist with recent experience in Apache Spark, Hadoop, and Hive using Scala and Python Languages. Web Application Developer with experience on the full web stack. Veteran on server side and database design and development. Talented and detail oriented in UX and UI development. Enthusiastic about JavaScript SPA frameworks, Hybrid App Development and the Cloud. Adjunct Instructor at a Technical College. Technical Reviewer of Software Engineering books.
Computer Scientist, Algorithms Developer specializing on Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Information Retrieval with domain knowledge of Biology and other Natural Sciences.
Specialties: Scrum Agile Process, Big Data, Software Engineering, Design Patterns, Mobile Development, Web Development, BDD, TDD, Algorithms, Data Structures, Data Mining, Machine Learning


- Adjunct Faculty at Gwinnett Technical College.
Instructor of "Web Development using JavaScript" Course.
Preparing an "Introduction to Data Science" Course.

- Data Scientist II at CareerBuilder
+ Works on Recruitment Edge; Entity Resolution application used for deduplication of human profiles from multiple sources and enhancement of profile data.
+ Algorithm development to improve precision, recall and run-time of Profile Matcher.
+ Profile the memory and CPU usage of functions, detect performance hotspots, and improve.
+ Develop, and maintain Hadoop/Scala Distributed Big Data applications in Scala and Python languages, using sbt, IntelliJ IDEA, Git, GitHub, source-tree, spark-shell, Hue, Spyder and IPython.
+ Use Basecamp, and Evernote for documentation and task tracking.
+ Automated the execution of 9 step datascience pipeline running on private Linux cluster, using Apache Oozie workflow scheduler.

- Worked as Applications Developer III at Wolters Kluwer
+ Implemented secure storage of files using a hybrid of asymmetric and symmetric key cryptography.
+ Implemented services to clean private data from tax forms, so technical support personnel can access them, on a scalable System Message Bus based reactive architecture. Used RabbitMQ/MassTransit for queuing requests for services. Scalable Services handled the requests asynchronously, and published results back to the queue.
+ Maintained and improved web based TaxWise online (ASP.net, C#, VB) and ATX desktop tax preparations solutions for accountants.

- Worked as a Senior Software Engineer at VMware AirWatch

+ Follows "Scrum" agile software development methodology. Uses TFS to track user stories.
+ Created "Portable Class Libraries" for Cryptography APIs of Windows and Phone SDKs. It is used in AirWatch "Secure Content Locker" app on multiple Microsoft platforms.
+ Added new functionality to AirWatch Console, web-based device management software implemented in MVC 4, to support new device commands and queries for managing Windows Phones and Laptops. Modified corresponding Web Services with new SyncML payloads.
+ Added push notifications to our MDM service using WNS (Windows Notification Service).

- I worked at SRA international, 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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