I am an Assistant Professor in the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute and affiliated with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of California, San Diego. Before joining University of California, San Diego, I was a postdoctoral research associate at University of Washington and part of the UW Database Group, where I worked with Prof. Dan Suciu. I completed my Ph.D. in 2015 at Carleton University, advised by Prof. Leopoldo Bertossi.
My research seeks to unify techniques from theoretical data management, causal inference and machine learning to develop a new generation of decision-support systems that help people with heterogeneous background to interpret data. My ongoing work in causal relational learning aims to develop the necessary conceptual foundations to make causal inference from complex relational data. Further, my research in the area of responsible data science develops needed foundations for ensuring fairness and accountability in the era of data-driven decisions. I am a recipient of a Postdoc Research Award at Univeirsty of Washington, a Best Demonstration Paper Award at VLDB 2018, a Best Paper Award at SIGMOD 2019 and a Reserach Highlight Award at SIGMOD 2020.
I am looking for PhD students. My group has multiple openings in the research areas listed above. If you are interested, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your resume/CV and explain your research interests and how they relate to my work.