Invited Speakers


Prof. Dr. Şule Öğüdücü
Head of AI & Data Sci. Dept. of Computer and Informatic Faculty of Istanbul Technical University

With the increase in the power of artificial intelligence technologies in recent years, many organizations benefit from these technologies. Especially as the COVID-19 pandemic has affected many aspects of our work and lifestyle, it has increased the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on our daily lives.

Prof. Dr. Şule Öğüdücü
Head of AI & Data Sci. Dept. of Computer and Informatic Faculty of Istanbul Technical University

Prof. Dr. Murat Kantarcıoğlu
Director, UT Dallas Data Security and Privacy Lab

The leakage/stealing of big data may result in enormous monetary loss and damage to organizational reputation, and increased identity theft risks for individuals. Furthermore, in the age of big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), protecting the security and privacy of stored data is paramount for maintaining public trust, accountability and getting the full value from the collected data.

Prof. Dr. Murat Kantarcıoğlu
Director, UT Dallas Data Security and Privacy Lab

Assoc. Professor Ahmet Murat Özbayoğlu
Head of Artificial Intelligence Engineering Dept., TOBB University of Economics and Technology

Machine learning in finance has been a very popular topic for both academia and financial industry in the last few decades. Stock market forecasting, algorithmic trading, credit risk assessment, portfolio allocation, asset pricing and derivatives market are among the areas where data science researchers focused on developing models that can provide real-time working solutions for the financial industry.

Assoc. Professor Ahmet Murat Özbayoğlu
Head of Artificial Intelligence Engineering Dept., TOBB University of Economics and Technology

Prof. Dr. Adem Kalınlı
Coordinator of Data Driven Management in METU

Higher education becomes increasingly competitive in today's world. Institutions face more pressure to report and account for how their staff, programs, and assets perform and also have targets to get more benefits being at tap rankings, getting accredited, having transparency to the societies.

Prof. Dr. Adem Kalınlı
Coordinator of Data Driven Management in METU



Prof. Dr. İlyas Çiçekli
Head of Computer Eng. Dept. of Hacettepe Univ

The wide-spread usage of copying without citations has increased the cases of plagiarism. Plagiarism is a serious ethical offense and a manual detection of plagiarism has become infeasible because of the high volume of information. Automatic plagiarism detection tools had to be designed

Prof. Dr. İlyas Çiçekli
Head of Computer Eng. Dept. of Hacettepe Univ

İlhami Aydın
General Directorate of Forests, Department of Fighting Forest Fire, Assist.

The use of IT technologies in the fight against forest fires

İlhami Aydın
General Directorate of Forests, Department of Fighting Forest Fire, Assist.

Prof. M. Yahya Karlıgil
Retired professor

Determination of Reactor Parameters with Pulse Neutrons

Prof. M. Yahya Karlıgil
Retired professor

Yavuz Emir Beyribey
T.R. Vice President of the Presidential Digital Transformation Office

2021-2025 National AI Strategy and Action Plan

Yavuz Emir Beyribey
T.R. Vice President of the Presidential Digital Transformation Office

Dr. Cihan Varol
Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Sam Houston State Univ.

First, we will point out the dire need for digital forensics by tying it into best Cyber Security practices. The second portion of the talk will focus on the challenges in each of the digital forensics procedures and will provide foundational problems and limitations caused by the technology. The talk will end how Artificial Intelligence can help to mitigate these challenges.

Dr. Cihan Varol
Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Sam Houston State Univ.

Prof. Amir Hussain
Edinburg Napier University, School of Computing

Towards transformative assistive technologies: A real-world use case with multi-modal Hearing-Aids

Prof. Amir Hussain
Edinburg Napier University, School of Computing

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