I am currently enrolled in Sociology and Social Data Analytics program at The Pennsylvania State University. My interests include analytical and computational sociology, social complexity, networks, and collective behavior. I work with Daniel Dellaposta. I use bayesian learning, agent-based modeling, epidemiological methods, spatial econometrics, and network analysis among other tools to understand how things (ideas, norms, behaviors, etc.) spread.

I am an alumnus of Istanbul Şehir University where I studied Political Science, Sociology, and Psychology. I also spent an exchange semester at the University of Bamberg, Germany. I have an MA in Political Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

I was previously a PhD candidate in Political Science at the State University of New York at Binghamton (ended up switching because I became interested in my current topic). I am also a member of Institutions and Policy Response to COVID-19 Lab led by Olga Shvetsova (my former adviser). We have published several articles on policy responses to COVID-19 pandemic.

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