Mert Özer
Brickyard Engineering (BYENG) 591AC
669 S. Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Tel: (480) 965-3190

    Social Media Mining & Online Polical Networks Work
  1. Mert Ozer, Mehmet Yigit Yildirim, Hasan Davulcu, 2017, Negative Link Prediction and Its Applications in Online Political Networks. ACM Hypertext 2017.
  2.   [Code]  [Presentation]
  3. Mert Ozer, Nyunsu Kim, Hasan Davulcu, 2016, Community Detection in Political Twitter Networks using Nonnegative Matrix Factorization Methods. IEEE/ACM ASONAM 2016.
  4.   [Code & Sample Dataset]  [Presentation]
  5. Riza Aktunc, Mert Ozer, Ismail Hakki Toroslu, Hasan Davulcu, 2015, A Dynamic Modularity Based Community Detection Algorithm for Large-scale Networks, International Symposium on Foundations and Applications of Big Data Analytics (FAB'15), Paris, France.
  6.   [Code & Sample Dataset]
    Location Prediction Work
  1. Ozer, M., Keles I., Toroslu, I.H., Karagoz, P., Davulcu, H., 2015, Predicting the Location and Time of Mobile Phone Users by Using Sequential Pattern Mining Techniques. The Computer Journal.
  2. Ozer, M., Keles I., Toroslu, I.H., Karagoz, P.,2014, Predicting the Next Location Change and Time of Change for Mobile Phone Users, appeared in Third ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Mobile Geographic Information Systems (MobiGIS '14).
  3. Keles I., Ozer, M., Toroslu, I.H., Karagoz, P., 2014, Location Prediction of Mobile Phone Users using Apriori-based Sequence Mining with Multiple Support Thresholds, appeared in ECML PKDD 2014 Workshop on New Frontiers in Mining Complex Patterns.
  4. Ozer, M., Keles I., Toroslu, I.H., Karagoz, P, 2013, Predicting the change of location of mobile phone users. In Proceedings of the Second ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Mobile Geographic Information Systems (MobiGIS '13), Chi-Yin Chow and Shashi Shekhar (Eds.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 43-50.
    Other Talks
  1. Mert Ozer, 2017, Three Facets of Online Political Networks: Communities, Antagonisms, and Controversial Issues. 3rd International Workshop on Social Media World Sensors.
  2.   [Presentation]
  3. Tarnjit Johal, Mert Ozer, 2017, Deliberative democracy or agonism? An exploration of the role of Twitter in political discourse. Data Power 2017.
Research Assistant (January '15 - )
CIDSE, Arizona State University, Tempe, US
  • Doing research on political polarization trends in social media.
  • Social Media Mining, Graph Mining, Community Detection, Data Visualization
Research Assistant (September '12 - August '14)
Computer Eng. Dept., METU, Ankara, Turkey
  • Worked on a SANTEZ (University Industry Collaboration Project) project with AVEA (one of the largest mobile phone operators in Turkey) and with Prof. Dr. Hakkı Toroslu.
  • The title of the project is Predicting Location of Mobile Phone Users.
  • It is a sequential pattern mining problem with big data challenges.
Software Engineer (June '12 - August '12)
MEG Electronics, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Design of Sensplorer product which aims to develop an environmental control system.
  • Worked with C, python and javascript and SNMP.
Software Engineer (June '11 - May '12)
Minder IT Solutions, Ankara, Turkey
  • Design of Mindolog which aims to develop an alternative treatment to ADHD with neurofeedback.
  • Worked with Java, Matlab, and Emotiv Brain Computer Interface Device.
Intern (Summer '10)
Stanford University The McKeown Group, CA, USA
  • Design of Ethernet switch with high level programming language in NetFPGA project.
  • Worked with C, ModelSim, NetFPGA board.
Intern (Summer '09)
KADE-Vision, Ankara, Turkey
  • Design of web based reporting software for V-Count people counting system.
  • Worked with PHP, SQL, Javascript.
  • Programming Languages & Tools: Python, Java, Matlab, d3.js, C++, Weka, R, Tableau,
  • Operating Systems: Linux / UNIX Distributions, Virtualization
  • Databases: Apache Cassandra, Mysql, PostgreSql
  • Domains: Data Mining / Social Media Mining, Computational Social Science, Sequential Pattern Mining, Spatio-temporal Data Mining, Location Prediction
  • Assoc. Prof. Hasan Davulcu <>
    School of Computing, Informatics, Decision Systems Engineering
    Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ 85282 US.
    Tel: +1-480-965-6385
  • Prof. Dr. Hakkı Toroslu <>
    Computer Engineering
    Middle East Technical University
    Ankara 06531 Turkey
    Tel: +90-(312)-210-5585, Fax: +90-(312)-210-5544
  • Assoc. Prof. Pınar Karagöz <>
    Computer Engineering
    Middle East Technical University
    Ankara 06531 Turkey
    Tel: +90-(312)-210-5518, Fax: +90-(312)-210-5544
  • Prof. Dr. Ferda Nur Alpaslan <>
    Computer Engineering
    Middle East Technical University
    Ankara 06531 Turkey
    Tel: +90-(312)-210-5596, Fax: +90-(312)-210-5544