Mert Yuksekgonul is an undergraduate student at Bogazici University, studying Computer Science and Industrial Engineering as a double major. Most recently, he was a Visiting Researcher at MIT - Poggio Lab and Sinha Lab where he worked with Dr. Xavier Boix and Prof. Pawan Sinha.
His ultimate research goal is enabling greater use of machine learning in human-critical applications. While there are several problems to tackle, Mert is broadly interested in building algorithms and architectures that are explainable, and robust to distribution shifts and various adversaries.
Before MIT, he was a Research Collaborator at Harvard/Mathis Lab working with Prof. Mackenzie Mathis and Prof. Alexander Mathis. Previously, he worked as a Research Intern at MPI/Bethge Lab and Mathis Lab in Summer 2019 on out of domain robustness, supervised by Prof. Matthias Bethge. In Fall 2019, he was a research Assistant at Bogazici University working with Prof. Mustafa Gokce Baydogan, working on multiple instance learning.
In the industry, he tackled various problems ranging from Recommendation Systems, Energy Forecasting, Vehicle Routing, Sports Analytics. Past internships include: Data Scientist at Algopoly, Supply Chain Optimization Analyst at Getir, ML Engineer at Armut, Data Analyst at QNB Finansbank.
Double Major: BSc in Computer Engineering and BSc in Industrial Engineering GPA:3.97/4.00, 2016 - Present