Ferhat has B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Engineering at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. His academic interests are machine learning, natural language processing, data mining and information extraction. He loves working/playing with the data to understand and extract patterns, process and finally produce a meaningful models.
Besides academic studies, Ferhat also has five years experience as backend software engineer in the industry. He desires to develop highly scalable and distributed systems to solve hard problems and deliver useful solutions by mainly using the tools of JVM ecosystem (Java8, Scala, Play! Framework and Akka, Akka-Http, Akka-Streams, Kafka, Kafka Streams, Cassandra, Spark/Flink, ElasticSearch etc.).
Moreover, Ferhat tries to deepen his understanding of Functional Programming, Natural and Programming Languages, Linear Algebra and the Cosmos.