Dr. Mehmet S. Aktas completed his Ph.D. degree in
Computer Science from
Science Department of
School of Informatics and Computing at
He has worked as a researcher in
Technology Laboratory at Indiana University for
Dr. Aktas completed an M.S. program in Computer Science at IUB and received an M.S. degree
in Computer Science from EECS Department at
NY where he gave undergraduate-level lectures as an assistant instructor.
He received his B.S. degree from
Dr. Aktas's Research Interests span into two areas: Systems Science and Data Science.
In former area, his emphasis has been on Distributed Systems and Grid Computing.
He is particularly interested in Grid/Web Information Systems, Information
Integration and Federation in Grid/Web Information Services, Service Oriented
Architecture based Distributed Systems for Science and Business Applications,
Semantic Grid/Web based Systems, Geographical Information Systems/Sensor Grids.
In latter area, his emphasis has been on Data/Web Mining and Information Retrieval.
He is particulary interested in Machine Learning Techniques to Mine Massive Datasets,
Web Search, Personalized Web Search, Conversational Recommendation Systems for Information Retrieval.
Dr. Aktas designed and developed a fault-tolerant, high-performance Grid/Web Information System that is a distributed metadata management system that integrates and federates major grid information service implementations.
His Information System has been adopted as an information service by many projects accross a number of international institutions.
Dr. Aktas worked in Decision Applications Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory
as an intern doing research on service-oriented based computing for e-science simulations. He has also worked with
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory focusing on workflow-style grid applications for building an earth science framework for modeling and understanding earthquake and tectonic processes.
He has edited a book, published five book chapters, many sci-indexed journal and peer-reviewed conference papers.
For more details, you can also check out his entries at DBLP and CSB.
Dr. Aktas has been serving as a reviewer on international journals, workshops and conferences. He has been giving
invited talks at both national and international meetings.
He has been working as a senior researcher in the
Informatics Institute of
Center at the
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. He has also been working as an adjunct professor in the
Computer Engineering Departments
at the Marmara University and the Istanbul Technical University, where he has been giving graduate-level courses as a solo instructor.
Dr. Aktas is currently working for the Data to Insight Center (D2I) in Pervasive Technology Institute of Indiana University as a postdoctoral fellow.
He contributes to D2I's work related to data at scale, contributing to projects such as NetKarma, and InstantKarma. NetKarma helps scientists understand the
complex environments and circumstances under which scientific experiments are performed in order to assist with reproducibility. InstantKarma works to improve
the collection, preservation, utility, and dissemination of provenance information (details on when, where, and how data were created) for use specifically within
NASA and the earth science community.
You can find information about his
research, teaching, publications, presentations, professional activities
and find his
contact information in this site.