Defne Çirci




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BS in Materials Science and Nano-Engineering, Sabanci University

Research Interests

I aim to understand complex relations between material features and physical properties. Using statistical learning techniques such as natural language processing, I am working on extracting valuable information that is embedded in materials science literature.

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Center of Excellence in Data Analytics Graduation Project Awards 2022. Sabanci University. 2022
  • Honorable Mention. The International Symposium on Health Informatics and Bioinformatics (HIBIT). 2021

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Azgari, C; Kilinc, Z; Turhan, B; Circi, D; Adebali, O, The Mutation Profile of SARS-CoV-2 Is Primarily Shaped by the Host Antiviral Defense., Viruses, vol 13 no. 3 (2021) [10.3390/v13030394] [abs].
  • Adebalı, O; Bırcan, A; Çırcı, D; İşlek, B; Kilinç, Z; Selçuk, B; Turhan, B, Phylogenetic Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 Genomes in Turkey (2020) [10.1101/2020.05.15.095794] [abs].