Bio

I'm a Ph.D candidate at Graduate School of Informatics , Middle East Technical University (METU), under the supervision of Dr. Tugba Taskaya Temizel. Currently, I am a visiting Ph.D. student at PITT Computational Social Dynamics Lab (PICSO LAB), School of Computing and Information (SCI) , University of Pittsburgh , which is directed by Dr. Yu-Ru Lin . I am working on spatiotemporal event forecasting. I was previously a visiting Ph.D. student at Web Information Systems Group, Delft University of Technology. I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Computer Engineering Department and Department of Information Systems at METU, respectively.

What's New

  • 01/2019 - Paper accepted to appear in EPJ Data Science Journal: “Activism via attention: interpretable spatiotemporal learning to forecast protest activities”.
  • 06/2018 - Paper accepted to appear in SocInfo'18: “March with and without Feet: The Talking about Protests and Beyond”.
  • 06/2018 - Challenge paper accepted to appear in SBP-BRiMS'18 (Opioid Challenge): “Forecasting Heroin Overdose Occurrences from Crime Incidents”.
  • 05/2018 - Paper accepted to appear in KDWEB'18: “A User Modeling Pipeline for Studying Polarized Political Events in Social Media”.
  • 04/2018 - Paper accepted to appear in IJCAI'18: “Deep into Hypersphere: Robust and Unsupervised Anomaly Discovery in Dynamic Networks”.
  • 12/2017 - Paper accepted to appear in ICSC'18: “Movie Genre Classification from Plot Summaries using Bidirectional LSTM”.
  • 09/2017 - I will visit PITT Computational Social Dynamics Lab (PICSO LAB) , School of Computing and Information (SCI) , University of Pittsburgh as a visiting scholar.

Research Interests

  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Social Media Analysis
  • Event Analytics

Publications

  • A. M. Ertugrul, Y.-R. Lin, W.-T. Chung, M. Yan, A. Li, Activism via attention: interpretable spatiotemporal learning to forecast protest activities, EPJ Data Science, 2019. [link] [code] [bibtex]
  • W.-T. Chung, Y.-R. Lin, A. Li, A. M. Ertugrul, M. Yan, March with and without Feet: The Talking about Protests and Beyond, 10th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo), 2018. [link] [bibtex]
  • X. Teng, M. Yan, A. M. Ertugrul, Y.-R. Lin, Deep into Hypersphere: Robust and Unsupervised Anomaly Discovery in Dynamic Networks, 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2018. [pdf] [code] [bibtex]
  • A. M. Ertugrul, Y.-R. Lin, C. Mair, T. Taskaya-Temizel, Forecasting Heroin Overdose Occurrences from Crime Incidents, 11th International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (SBP-BRiMS) - Opioid Challenge, 2018. [pdf] [poster] [bibtex]
  • R. Napoli, A. M. Ertugrul, A. Bozzon, M. Brambilla, A User Modeling Pipeline for Studying Polarized Political Events in Social Media, KDWEB Workshop 2018, co-located with ICWE 2018, 2018. [link] [bibtex]
  • A. M. Ertugrul, P. Karagoz, Movie Genre Classification from Plot Summaries using Bidirectional LSTM, 12th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC), 2018. [link] [bibtex]
  • A. M. Ertugrul, B. Velioglu, P. Karagoz, Word Embedding based Event Detection on Social Media, 12th International Conference on Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Conference (HAIS), 2017. [link] [bibtex]
  • A. M. Ertugrul, I. Onal, C. Acarturk, Does the Strength of Sentiment Matter? A Regression Based Approach on Turkish Social Media, 22nd International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB), 2017. [link] [bibtex]
  • A. M. Ertugrul, O. Demirors, A Method for Modeling Business Processes in a Role-based and Decentralized Way, 8th International Conference on Subject-Oriented Business Process Management (S-BPM), 2016. [link] [bibtex]
  • A. M. Ertugrul, O. Demirors, An exploratory study on role-based collaborative business process modeling approaches, 7th International Conference on Subject-Oriented Business Process Management (S-BPM), 2015. [link] [bibtex]
  • A. M. Ertugrul, G. Yilmaz, M. Salmanoglu, O. Demirors, The Effect of Highlighting Error Categories in FSM Training on the Accuracy of Measurement, Joint Conference of International Workshop on Software Measurement and the International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement (IWSM-MENSURA), 2014. [link] [bibtex]
  • I. Onal, A. M. Ertugrul, R. Cakici, Effect of Using Regression on Class Confidence Scores in Sentiment Analysis of Twitter Data, 5th ACL Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis (WASSA), 2014. [pdf] [bibtex]
  • A. M. Ertugrul, I. Onal, RemindMe: An Enhanced Mobile Location-Based Reminder Application IEEE 2nd International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud), 2014. [link] [bibtex]
  • I. Onal, A. M. Ertugrul, Effect of Using Regression in Sentiment Analysis, 22nd IEEE Conference on Signal Processing and Communications Applications (SIU), 2014. (in Turkish) [link] [bibtex]
  • O. R. Yurum, O. O. Top, A. M. Ertugrul, O. Demirors, Yazılım Süreç Değerlendirme Araçlarının Karşılaştırılması: Bir Çoklu Durum Çalışması, 8th National Software Engineering Symposium (UYMS), 2014. (in Turkish) [pdf] [bibtex]
  • A. M. Ertugrul, I. Onal, Çeşitli Konum Etiketleme Opsiyonlarıyla Zenginleştirilmiş Yeni Bir Konum Bazlı Hatırlatma Uygulaması, 8. Ulusal Yazılım Mühendisliği Sempozyumu (UYMS), 2014. (in Turkish) [pdf] [bibtex]

Education

Sep 2017 - Present Visiting Scholar - School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh
Sep 2015 - Present Ph.D. - Graduate School of Informatics, Middle East Technical University
Jul 2016 - Sep 2016 Visiting Ph.D. Student - Web Information Systems Group, TU Delft
Sep 2012 - Aug 2015 M.Sc. - Graduate School of Informatics, Middle East Technical University
Sep 2006 - Jun 2011 B.Sc. - Department of Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University

Work Experience

Dec 2013 - Nov 2017 Research Assistant - Graduate School of Informatics, Middle East Technical University
Nov 2014 - Dec 2015 Researcher & Analyst - Bilgi Grubu
Oct 2011 - Sep 2013 R&D Software Engineer - Arcelik A.S.