Saadet betül ceran

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- Present

Ph.D. in Computer Science. Arizona State University, USA. (Expected graduation May, 2016)

GPA: 3.65 / 4


- 2006

B. Sc. in Computer Engineering. Bogazici University, Turkey.

GPA: 3.57 / 4 (Ranked 4th)


Sep. 2015 - Present

Graduate Research Assistant - Department of Computer Engineering, Yildirim Beyazit University

Aug. 2011 - Aug. 2015 Graduate Research Assistant - Center for Strategic Communication, Arizona State University

Focus: Machine Learning, Text Mining

  • Developed novel feature extraction algorithms for story detection which is deployed in classification and clustering analysis.

  • Currently working on semantic network analysis of story clusters.

  • Working as a member of the IT tech team in coordination with communication experts. Developed an online narrative analysis tool.

Aug. 2008 - Aug. 2009 Graduate Research Assistant - Department of Computer Science, Arizona State University

Focus: Machine Learning on biomedical image data

  • Developed a novel supervised learning algorithm on MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and PET scan (Positron Emission Tomography) images for detection of Alzheimer’s disease onset in brain.

  • Developed a novel framework which integrates subspace kernel learning with clustering and classification.

Jun. - July 2005 Technical Trainee, MICROSOFT, Istanbul, Turkey.

• Received training on Windows 2003 Server, MS SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio .NET 2005.

  • Teamed with 20 trainees in a web application project based on C# and ASP.NET.

  • Selected as MSP (Microsoft Student Partner) upon completion.

Aug. - Sep. 2004 Technical Intern, IBM, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Designed and implemented of a web application project for internal company use (JSP, MySQL)


Ceran, B., Kedia, N., Corman, S., Davulcu, H., 2015, Story Detection Using Generalized Concepts and Relations,

Proceedings of IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2015).
Ceran, B., Karad, R., Mandvekar, A., Corman, S., Davulcu, H., 2012, A Semantic Triplet Based Story Classifier, Proceedings of IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2012).
Betul Ceran, Ravi Karad, Steven Corman, Hasan Davulcu. A Hybrid Model and Memory Based Classifier, 2012 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative, Istanbul, Turkey.
Liang Sun, Betul Ceran, and Jieping Ye. A Scalable Two-Stage Approach for a Class of Dimensionality Reduction Techniques. The Sixteenth ACM SIGKDD International Conference On Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD 2010). Full Presentation.


Jianhui Chen, Shuiwang Ji, Betul Ceran, Qi Li, Mingrui Wu, Jieping Ye. Learning Subspace Kernels for Classification.
Proceedings of the 14th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD 2008), pp. 106-114. (19% acceptance rate)

Aug 2006 - May 2015 Graduate Teaching Assistant - Department of Computer Science, Arizona State University

  • Design and Analysis of Data Structures and Algorithms, SER 222 (Spring 2015, Instructor)

  • Introduction to JAVA Programming, CST 200 (Spring 2015, Instructor)

  • Introduction to Theory of Computation, CSE 355 (Summer & Fall 2014, Instructor)

  • Database Management, CSE 412/598 (Fall 2011, Fall & Spring 2012, Fall & Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Teaching Assistant)

  • Machine Learning , CSE 591 (Fall 2009, Teaching Assistant)

  • Introduction to Programming Languages, CSE 240 (Fall 2006, Spring & Fall 2007, Spring & Fall 2008, Teaching Assistant)


Programming Languages JAVA (Advanced), Python, C++, C, Prolog, Scheme

Web Technologies PHP, JavaScript.
Database Systems Microsoft SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL.
Software Packages MATLAB (Advanced), R.

Oct. 8 - Oct. 10 2014 Scholarship to attend Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing by School of

Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering, Arizona State University.
Aug. 2010 - Dec. 2011 Doctoral Fellowship given by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
Jun. 2007 - Aug. 2007 Felicitated with University Block Grant Graduate Fellowship by Arizona State University.
Aug. 2006 - May 2007 Graduate Fellowship given by Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University.
May 2006 Ranked 4th among 50 students upon completion of undergraduate degree.
July 2001 Ranked 167th in the Nationwide University Examination among 1.5 million students.

ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers)

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