Murat Seçkin Ayhan was born in Ankara, Turkey, where he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Engineering from Başkent University in June 2004 and February 2007, respectively. In January 2008, he joined the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and received his M.S. degree in Computer Science in May 2010. From August 2010 to July 2012, he was a Graduate Fellow of the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) Institute as well as a Ph.D. student at the Center for Advanced Computer Studies in Lafayette, Louisiana. In May 2015, he received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science. Upon completion of his work, he joined the Department of Computer Engineering at Işık University, Istanbul, Turkey. Between Fall 2015 and Spring 2017 semesters, he taught undergraduates several courses including Analysis of Algorithms, Database Systems, and Data Mining. At the graduate level, he taught Machine Learning. On top of the departmental courses, he was entertained with programming courses for non-majors: Introduction to Programming and Object-Oriented Programming with Java. 

In August 2017, Murat Seçkin Ayhan joined the Neural Data Science for Vision Research Group at the Institute for Ophthalmic ResearchUniversity of Tübingen, Germany. His research mainly aims at promoting the health and well-being of individuals and hence communities via machine learning. He also  maintains interest in algorithmic aspects of the field. His research interests lie in the span of the followings:

  • Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Data Mining, Descriptive and Predictive Modeling
  • Medical Image Analysis and Interpretable Deep Learning
  • Ensemble Methods and Anomaly Detection