Volkan was a doctoral student at Language Technologies Institute in the School of Computer Science. His interests range on various topics in natural language, computer vision, and machine learning. Volkan finished a Master’s degree in word vectors for structured prediction at Koç AI Lab with Deniz Yuret. During his second Master’s in Carnegie Mellon, he worked on various topics such as event detection in the biomedical domain, visualization, and analysis of neural network models with Teruko Mitamura, Eduard Hovy, and Louis-Philippe Morency. Before starting his graduate studies, he completed his B.S in computer engineering at Boğaziçi University.