My research focuses on creating personal robots that can continually learn and adapt to help everyone in their daily lives. I am a Postdoctoral Researcher and Digital Futures Fellow at KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), working with Prof. Gabriel Skantze (co-founder of Furhat Robotics) and Dr. Sanna Kuoppamäki, on personalisation and lifelong learning in open-domain dialogue for long-term elderly care. Previously, I was an Research and Development Associate at Evinoks Service Equipment Industry and Commerce Inc. (Turkey), working on the development of customisable software for industrial robots, smart buffets, and virtual reality applications. I was an Research and Development Lab Associate at Disney Research Los Angeles in 2019, where I worked on dynamic emotional language adaptation in multiparty interactions.
My name fits me well, because I love nature, animals and exploring, which shows itself in my artwork and photos. Up to this day, I have traveled to over 30 countries and I plan to visit much more in the future! I have a rescue husky named Sky that I adore. I also love reading (sci-fi and fantasy novels), writing (a sci-fi novel), acting, equitation, archery, singing, playing the piano, and baking.