Meet Dr. Halil Bisgin, Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Name: Halil Bisgin
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: CSEP

Classes I teach: Advanced Database Concepts, Data Structures

Professional Interests, Activities, or Publications:
FOSINT-SI2012-13-14-15 Program committee member
Sigma Xi member
Reviewer for Information Sciences, PLoS One, BMC Bioinformatics, Social Network and Mining Advances in Bioinformatics, and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

Research or Specific Areas of Interest:
Data Mining and Machine Learning
Social Computing
Biomedical Informatics & Bioinformatics
Parallel Computing

Awards:
FDA Group Recognition Award, 2015
Best Doctoral Student in IGCP, UALR
Best Paper Award in EIT, UALR, 2011
Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities, 2011
Travel award for TERA-GRID Summer School, Italy, 2010
Harambee Award, UALR, 2009, 2010
Graduate Fellowship, UALR, 2008-2013
Scholarship for Italian Language Program sponsored by FIAT, Florence, Italy, 2001
Deans Honor Roll at Koc University, 2000
Undergraduate Fellowship, Koc University, Turkey, 1998-2003

Degree(s)/Education:
Ph.D., Integrated Computing Program (IGCP)-Computer Science
M.S., Applied Computing
M.S., Computational Science and Engineering

Memberships:
Sigma Xi
Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Member of Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society

How I fell in love with my field:
When I took the course on Pattern Recognition and Analysis during my master’s study in Computational Science & Engineering, I realized that parallel computing and machine learning approaches should be utilized in a harmony to tackle with the Big Data.

What I hope for my time at UM-Flint:
To me, learning is a life-time process, and I hope to learn from my seniors and to be beneficial for the students who are the most valuable of asset of an educational environment for enhanced research.

What I hope for students in my field:
As we are drowned by the Big Data in this information age, I hope our students gain necessary skills to analyze it and contribute to the society in various ways.

Three things you should know about me:
Easy going, warm, tea lover

For more information about Dr. Halil’s work and the Computer Science and Informations System program at UM-Flint, visit umflint.edu/csep.