Nezihe Merve Gürel joined IBM Research in September 2015. She is currently a researcher in Foundations of Cognitive Solutions group at the Cognitive Computing & Industry Solutions department. Her research interest lies primarily in the area of Advanced Probability & Statistics, Information Theory, Signal Processing and Machine Learning. It also spans Statistical Neuroscience, Radio Astronomy and Wireless Communication.
She received her M.Sc. in Computer and Communication Science from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in 2016. During her master studies, she worked at the Information Theory Laboratory (LTHI) of EPFL for two years. Prior to that, she obtained her B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Middle East Technical University (METU), in Ankara. Her B.Sc. specialization fields were Control and Communication Theory.