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Selected Experiences

Research Assistant

TOBB University

Mar 2019 - Jun 2023 | Ankara, Turkey

Conducted research on natural language processing and information retrieval. Co-author of 4 papers published in venues such as ACM and AAAI (~20% of acceptance rate).

Software Engineer

May 2020 - Jun 2023 | NY, USA (Remote)


Developed backend and frontend features using NodeJS and VueJS for high performance merchandise planning application. Author of more than 500 commits. Six months of break due to Amazon internship occurred in mid 2021.

SDE Intern

Jul 2021 - Dec 2021 | Berlin, Germany


Designed and developed backend features using Kotlin and Typescript in Billing Department of AWS. Moreover, enhanced team's CI / CD pipeline by adding two additional stages with three regions for each.


  • AAAI ICWSM Organizing Committee, Web Co-Chair, 2024.

  • AAAI ICWSM student travel grants, 2023.

  • ACM ICPC regional contests (SEERC) honorable mention, 2020.

  • ACM SIGIR student travel grants, 2020.

  • ACM ICPC Turkish Programming Contest (TPC) 3rd place, 2019.

  • Two times Codefest Turkey winner, 2016 and 2018.

  • Silver medal at YSK International Olympiads in Informatics, 2017.

  • Silver medal at Official Turkish National Olympiads in Informatics, 2017.


1. Eyuboglu, A. B., Altun, B., Arslan, M. B., Sonmezer, E., & Kutlu, M. (2023, September). Fight Against Misinformation on Social Media: Detecting Attention-Worthy and Harmful Tweets and Verifiable and Check-Worthy Claims. In International Conference of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum for European Languages (pp. 161-173). Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland.

2. Dogan, D., Altun, B., Zengin, M. S., Kutlu, M., & Elsayed, T. (2023, June). Catch Me If You Can: Deceiving Stance Detection and Geotagging Models to Protect Privacy of Individuals on Twitter. In Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (Vol. 17, pp. 173-184).

3. Altun, B., & Kutlu, M. (2020, October). Building test collections using bandit techniques: a reproducibility study. In Proceedings of the 29th ACM International Conference on Information & Knowledge Management (pp. 1953-1956).

4. Altun, B., & Kutlu, M. (2019). TOBB-ETU at CLEF 2019: Prioritizing claims based on check-worthiness. In CEUR Workshop Proceedings. CEUR-WS.

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Ph.D. in Computer Science
University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY, USA

2023 - 2027

B.S. in Computer Engineering
TOBB University

Ankara, Turkey

2018 - 2023

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