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Research Staff Member - Virtualization and Data Center Energy Management
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA
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I am a research staff member at IBM TJ Watson Research center in the Agents and Emergent Phenomena Group, where we work on various aspects of smart and efficient computing systems. I am particularly interested in energy-efficient and autonomous computing at several levels of the computing hierarchy, including microarchitectures, systems, virtualized environments and data centers. I enjoy working on real systems, building prototypes, doing power/performance modeling and analysis.

For a bit of history, I am originally from Izmir, Turkey. I did my undergraduate study in Bilkent University, Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Afterwards I attended University of Westminster, London, UK, as a recipient of the British Council Millennium Scholarship, where I received an MSc with Distinction in VLSI System Design. I received my PhD an MA from the Electrical Engineering Department - Computer Engineering area at Princeton University. Before joining IBM Research, I was a member of the R&D Performance group at VMware working primarily on DRS & DPM performance and scalability.

I also maintain a personal webpage. Besides work, I love playing, watching and talking football (soccer). I enjoy occasionally playing tennis, and it seems i am a beginner-forever skills wise. I generally like the outdoors activities as long as the weather permits. Otherwise, I like to watch documentaries.