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Hi there! I’m Riza and welcome to my homepage :)

While studying for my bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering at Istanbul Bilgi University, I developed a keen interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and I found this very intriguing and exciting, specifically its influence in everyday life of ours and its potential to make the world a better place! After my bachelor’s, I pursued a master’s degree in Intelligent Systems at University Bielefeld, which I completed in April 2021.

Thanks to the swift progress of my bachelor’s and master’s degrees, it is glaring that studying and doing research are endeavours I would like to engage in even more! That being said, I’m thrilled to announce that I will be joining the Hammer Lab ML at University Bielefeld for my Ph.D. to research Machine Learning for Process Mining! Together with Prof.Dr.Wil van der Aalst & Prof.Dr.Barbara Hammer, I will be working on the ML4ProM Project. This project, along with 6 other projects, is formed inside the research training group DataNinja which is funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MKW NRW). Please visit this website to get more information.

At the same time, I am one of the co-founders of a startup company called Recommendy, where we build Recommender Systems utilizing Machine Learning algorithms and state-of-the-art Deep Learning techniques.

Research Area

I am currently working on Vision and Language Pre-training (Multi-Modal Learning).

Check out my latest work (master thesis):