Emre Calisir received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering at Galatasaray University in 2011. During university years, he has worked in Accenture as Management Consulting Part-time Analyst for 2.5 years, and he led to Computer Science Club and worked as Microsoft Student Partner. In his final thesis, he implemented auction algorithms using C language, and the thesis title is “Application of Auction algorithms for Telecommunication Networks”.


After his bachelors degree, he founded a software development company and delivered many mobile applications to the companies. After handing over his company, he has worked at Vodafone Research and Development as Data Science Solutions Expert for 4.5 years. While working at Vodafone, he has also received his M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering at Galatasaray University. He worked on his final thesis about “A Code Offloading Framework for Mobile Cloud Computing”. During his Vodafone and Master study period, he published 3 research papers, and filed more than 20 patents with his colleagues and applied to Turkey and European Patent Institutes. At the same time, he involved to entrepreneurial activities, and he won the 2nd prize with Smart-plug project in Startup Live Istanbul.


As an engineer in a medium-sized software development team at Vodafone, he contributed to many Data Science projects including Viral Churn Prediction, Overlapping Community Detection, Household Detection, Fraud Simbox detection, Q&A Retrieval-based Chatbot implementation. In addition, he had responsibilities in Digital Marketing product development, including Data Management Platforms (DMP) and its integrations with paid-owned and social media channels. He has a strong experience in implementation and product delivery of Telecom applications.


Now, as an international Ph.D. student in Computer Science and researcher Data Science Researc Group of Politecnico di Milano, he is working on “Big data analysis and machine learning techniques for computational social science”, under the supervision of Professor Marco Brambilla.