İrem Küçükali

Software Engineer - Known for learning rapidly and design acumen - Urban computing enthusiast

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Hello! I love Urban Computing. Smart Cities. Big Data. Human-Computer Interaction. Public Spaces.
I want to gain knowledge in urban computing and use my research, design and software development skills to improve everyday urban experience.

INTERESTS

Urban Computing

I have always been very interested in cities, urban culture and architecture. When I first heard of terms like Internet of Things, and Smart Cities, I realized that my interests and my profession intersects.

Big Data

I worked in big data projects, built a learning recommendation engine that consumes real time data.

Human Computer Interaction

We will soon have computers in everything, they will sense and act and communicate with each other. How are we to design them so that we can best interact with and through them? - Bill Verplank

Collaboration

I want to explore how a community can work together to create and achieve things. How can we work together in different ways?

RANDOM FACTS

I LIVE IN ISTANBUL

I LOVE ART HISTORY

TEA IS MY FAVOURITE DRINK

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Irem Kucukali

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iremokur@sabanciuniv.edu

Istanbul, TR

LINKS

EXPERIENCES

2016 -

R&D Software Engineer

ISBAK - Istanbul IT and Smart City Technologies Inc.

  • Conversational Bot Development with assistance of IBM Watson and Google Cloud services
  • NTCIP - National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol migration systems and software engineering
  • Decision support for city services on Smart City Management Application

2015 - 2016

Software Developer

Big Data Labs

  • Built learning system for health industry
  • Created big data and NOSQL projects
  • Developed caching application for big health-data
  • Implemented projects in Scala, Node.js, AngularJS
  • Introduced research projects for TUBITAK and EU

2014 -

Co-founder

Servant Career Center

  • Supporting students and young professionals for social impact focused careers
  • Led a team of 10
  • Organized dozens of events
  • Researched on career
  • Reported to Turkish Ministery of Youth and Sports

2014 - 2014

Junior Developer and Test Engineer

EveBiriLazım Intern

  • Built and tested Android and web applications
  • Executed SEO strategies
  • Programmed web interface


EDUCATION

2017 -

Design, Technology and Society, (M.Des.)

Ozyegin University

2010 - 2015

Computer Science and Engineering, (B.S.)

Sabanci University

  • Sakıp Sabancı Full Scholarship

2006 - 2010

Science and Mathematichs, (Diploma)

Kocaeli Science High School

  • Top 300 in the nationwide University Entrance Examination

AWARDS/HONORS

  • TOP 200 in the nationwide Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam among 200k 2015
  • Sakıp Sabancı Full Scholarship from Sabanci University 2010-15
  • Top 300 in the nationwide University Entrance Examination 2010
  • Jury’s Special Award, Aerial Race Car Contest, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab 2008

LIFELONG LEARNING

2017

Global Summer School Moscow

Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia

Two weeks of intense work focused on applications and implications of new technologies in the dynamic field of public space

2016

Critical Urban Practice Workshops

Bilgi University

Explaining urban phenomena with digital data

2015

Expressive 2015: Computational Aesthetics

ACM SIGGRAPH

International academic symposium on arts, interaction and computing

2015

Architecture1o1: From Nothingness To Place

Abadir Design Studio

Wonderful journey that gave me valuable insights about placemaking

2011

Creative Writing

acd Center of Arts

Great class on scriptwriting from my favourite author, Sadık Yalsızuçanlar


TALKS/PUBLICATIONS

  • Code Simplicity and Software Design Mar 2017
    Istanbul Coders
  • Green Determinants of Health: Urban Parks Mar 2016
    Journal of Health Thinking and Medical Culture

CAREER OBJECTIVE

To gain knowledge in urban computing and use my research, design and software development skills to change everyday urban experience

SKILLS

Knowledge & Qualifications

  • Software Design
  • Urban Computing
  • Conversational Bots
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Big Data
  • Research
  • Team work

Languages

  • Java
  • C#
  • Javascript
  • Scala
  • PHP
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • C++

Frameworks

  • AngularJS
  • Laravel

Databases

  • MongoDB
  • MSSQL
  • SQLite
  • Couchbase
  • MySQL

Libraries/Tools/Other/Misc.

  • Node.js
  • IBM Watson Developer Cloud
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • ORM
  • Open Layers
  • Wordpress
  • Git
  • npm
  • JUnit
  • NTCIP

INTERESTS

  • Urban computing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Big Data
  • Public Spaces

PLANNING TO LEARN

  • ORM
  • Open Layers
  • Theory and Historical Development of Professions
  • Fuzzy-Logic-Based Programming