I am currently working on: (i) designing and building scalable effective cloud monitoring systems and utilizing monitoring for improved cloud security, performance and transparency, (ii) designing and building fast elastic bare-metal provisioning systems and using them for improved cloud/hpc throughput and utilization, (iii) cloud instance (VMs, containers) analysis systems that represent "cloud-systems-as-data" and enable analysis on systems for improved management.
I am in general interested in placement, replication, scheduling, mapping, clustering, declustering, partitioning, ordering, streaming, mining (basically combinatorial optimization) problems for possible improvements in performance, energy requirements, security, and cost.
I was a postdoc at the Web Retrieval Team of Yahoo Labs, Barcelona, mainly working on user profile generation, entity suggestion, and ad CTR prediction.
I was among the five founding partners of Bor Soft of Turkey. I worked as a managing partner between 2007 and 2010 within various projects including Web 2.0, mobile app., GIS systems, and content management systems development. I cashed out in 2010 to finish my PhD.
Thesis title: Utilizing Query Logs for Data Replication and Placement in Big Data Applications