Ali Kemal Sinop
About Me(my resume as pdf)
I am currently an assistant professor at the Nazarbayev University, Computer Science Department. Previously, I held postdoctoral positions at various institutes, including UIUC, UC Berkeley, IAS and Princeton. I received my PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, Computer Science Department where I was fortunate to be advised by Prof. Venkatesan Guruswami.
My research interests are in the area of theoretical computer science. More specifically I am interested in:
- approximation algorithms,
- hardness of approximation,
- linear algebra and spectral graph theory.
- PhD in Computer Science,
Carnegie Mellon University, 2007 – 2012.
- Thesis: Graph Partitioning and Semi-definite Programming Hierarchies.
- Advisor: Venkatesan Guruswami
- MS in Computer and Information Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 2004 – 2005.
- BS in Computer Engineering Bilkent University in Ankara Turkey, 2000 – 2004.
- Assistant Professor at Computer Science Department, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, Nursultan, Kazakhstan 2019-current.
- Visiting Assistant Professor at Department of Computer Engineering, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey 2017-2019.
- Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015-2017.
- Research Fellow at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, UC Berkeley, 2014-2015.
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study and the Center for Computational Intractibility, Princeton University; 2012-2014.
- Technical Associate at the Medical Imaging Group, Siemens Corporate Research, 2005-2007.