Welcome to my Webpage!

My brief talk at Data Gotham 2013 in NYC!

I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in the Department of Computer Science. I am working with David Jensen in the Knowledge Discovery Laboratory.

In general, I am interested in the new emerging field of Computational Social Science. In particular, I am intrigued by designing knowledge discovery methods for estimating causal knowledge in complex relational domains. More specifically, I am working on applying Quasi-Experimental Designs, a set of conceptual tools commonly used by social scientists, to estimate the causal relationships on the observational data that is available through many social media systems.

Here is my resume.

Publications

Demographic Breakdown of Twitter Users: An analysis based on names
Hüseyin Oktay, Zeynep Ertem, and Aykut Fırat
The sixth ASE International Conference on Social Computing, (May 2014)
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Estimating graph distance and centrality on shared nothing architectures
Hüseyin Oktay, A. Soner Balkir, and Ian Foster
Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, (2014)
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Distance Estimation for Very Large Networks using MapReduce and Network Structure Indices
A. Soner Balkir, Hüseyin Oktay, Ian Foster, and David D. Jensen
Workshop on Information Networks, (WIN Workshop), (2012), New York, NY
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Causal Discovery in Social Media Using Quasi-Experimental Designs
Hüseyin Oktay, Brian J. Taylor, and David D. Jensen
Proceedings of the ACM/SIGKDD Workshop on Social Media Analytics, (2010), Washington,DC
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Learning Causal Models of Relational Domains
Marc Maier, Brian J. Taylor, Hüseyin Oktay, and David D. Jensen
Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, (2010), Atlanta,GA
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Yazılar

Sosyal Medyanın Kamu Hizmetine Katabilecekleri; Veri analizi
Türkiye Bilişim Derneği Bilişim Dergisi Sayı No:140, Sf:128, 129
Teknolojik Gelişmeler Sosyal Bilgilere Neler Katabilir?
Türkiye Bilişim Derneği Bilişim Dergisi Sayı No:135, Sf:88-91
Davranışların Yayılımı ve Nedensellik
Kurumsal Zeka Ocak 7, 2011
Dünya’nın Küçüklüğünün Büyüklüğü
Kurumsal Zeka Aralık 9, 2010
Kalabalıkları Harekete Geçirebilmek
Kurumsal Zeka Kasım 2, 2010
Sosyal Ağ Analizi Ne Demek?
Kurumsal Zeka Ağustos 8, 2010