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Şeyda Ertekin

Research Scientist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT Sloan School of Management
Operations Research and Statistics Group
MIT Prediction Analysis Lab


Other affiliations:
* MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL).
* MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.
* MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI).
* MIT Intelligence Iniative.

Ph.D. Computer Science & Engineering
          Pennsylvania State University - University Park

Here is my Ph.D. thesis.

My research at MIT bridges theoretical and experimental computer science to design machine learning algorithms and statistical models. It specifically addresses the challenges faced in learning from Big Data, with particular focus on effective use of computational and financial resources. Methodological work includes supervised ranking & classification (optimization-based), cost-effective crowdsourcing algorithms and statistical modeling for reliability analysis. My current application areas of interest are in i) the Energy domain with a particular focus on reliability analysis in electric grids for Smart Grid technologies (joint with industry), and ii) Computational Social Science, particularly online prediction algorithms for crowdsourcing systems. I am currently the co-PI of the project "Big Data Analysis for Energy Plants and Commercial Optimization."

Please see below my research highlight at the MIT Annual Big Data Meeting for our recent work Reactive Point Processes (RPP's).