Ayışığı Başak SEVDİK ÇALLI

PhD, Cognitive Science

absc

Bio

Full-time Instructor, Department of Computer Engineering,

Bilkent University

Computational linguist with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Cognitive Science, Computer Science and Linguistics. Strong education professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Cognitive Science from Middle East Technical University.

 

Resume

Education

PhD, Cognitive Science,

Middle East Technical University, Ankara

February 2015

Thesis Title: Assessment of the Turkish Discourse Bank and a Cascaded Model to Automatically Identify Discursive Phrasal Expressions in Turkish

Thesis Advisor: Prof. Deniz ZEYREK

MSc, Computer Engineering,

Bilkent University,

Ankara

January 2004

Thesis Title: Extensible Markup Language (XML) in Electronic Government: Some Exemplary Scenarios

Thesis Advisor: Prof. Varol AKMAN

BS, Computer Engineering,

Başkent University,

Ankara

June 2001

Experience

Full-time Instructor, Bilkent University, Ankara

January 2021 - Present

Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering. Courses taught  2020-2021 Spring: CS121 - Introduction to Computer Tools, CS125 - Introduction to Data Analysis for Social Sciences (3 sections).

Full-time Lecturer, Başkent University, Ankara

April 2019 - January 2021

Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering. Courses taught 2018-2019 Spring: BİL101, BİL105, BİL363 - Human Computer Interaction, BİL567 - Algorithm Design and Analysis (Grad). 2019-2020 Fall: BİL101, BİL367, BİL493-Senior Project I, BİL568 - Computational Linguistics (Grad). 2019-2020 Spring: BİL122 - Advanced Programming, BİL124 - Advanced Programming Practices, BİL363, BİL494 - Senior Project II, BİL 567 (Grad). 2020-2021 Fall: BİL367 (2 sections), BİL105, BİL493.

Part-time Lecturer, Başkent University, Ankara

February 2018 - April 2019

2017-2018 Spring: BİL101 - Computer Software I, BİL105 - Programming Laboratory I. 2018-2019 Fall: BİL101, BİL 105, BİL367 - Algorithms.

Research Assistant, Middle East Technical University, Ankara

November 2007 - February 2012

Courses assisted: Linguistics and Formal Languages, Logic and Programming, Computational Models of Mind, Using Corpora for Language Research, Meaning and Logic, Cognitive Development, Lexical Semantics.

Other responsibilities: Contact person for METU Turkish Corpus (http://ii.metu.edu.tr/corpus).

METU-TDB Project Research Assistant, METU, Ankara

September 2007 - March 2011

Participated in all parts of the project (medid.ii.metu.edu.tr), pre-processing of the text corpus, manual annotation of discourse connectives with their two connectives, agreement evaluations, calculation of agreement statistics and related documentation.

Project supported by the Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK Project No: 107E156).

Assistant Expert, GS1 Türkiye, TOBB, Ankara

February 2006 - February2007

Worked on RFID systems and the launch of the GS1 EPCglobal system in Turkey.

Research and Teaching Assistant,  Bilkent University, Ankara

January 2005 - June 2005

Courses assisted: Logic, Algorithms and Programming I and II, Introduction to Computing for Engineers, Introduction to Computing for Social Sciences, Introduction to Programming for Social Sciences.

Teaching Assistant, Bilkent University, Ankara

October 2004 - January 2005

Courses assisted: Algorithms and Programming I and II, Introduction to Computing for Engineers, Introduction to Computing for Social Sciences, Introduction to Programming for Social Sciences.

Research Project Assistant, "Visual Archive Systems for e-Government", METU, Ankara

October 2004 - January 2005

Worked in YUUP Project supported by DPT (Turkish Department of Planning) in the Education work packet.

Research and Teaching Assistant, Bilkent University, Ankara

January - October 2004

Courses assisted: Algorithms and Programming I and II, Introduction to Computing for Engineers, Introduction to Computing for Social Sciences, Introduction to Programming for Social Sciences.

Summer Intern, Markoni Kominikasyon A.Ş., Ankara

June-July 2000

Research on MRP systems

Summer Intern, Havelsan A.Ş., Ankara

July - August 1999

Intern in Simulation and Security Groups

 

Published Work

Sevdik Çallı Ayışığı B. & Zeyrek, D. “Assessing the validity and reliability of Turkish Discourse Bank (TDB 1.0)” (book chapter).

2020

Zeyrek, D. & Özge, U. (Eds.) Discourse Meaning: The View from Turkish. 2020. Walter de Gruyter GmbH., Berlin/Boston  (pp. 251-280). https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110686654-010

Zeyrek, D.; Demirşahin, I.; Sevdik Çallı Ayışığı B. & Kurfalı, M. “Annotating implicit discourse relations in Turkish: The challenge of corrective discourse relations”.

2015

Workshop Abstracts of Discourse connectives across languages and modes: Challenges for discourse annotation workshop, organized by Sandrine Zufferey, Liesbeth Degand & Daniel Hardt. 14th International Pragmatics Association (IPRA) Conference. Antwerp, Belgium 26-31 July, 2015 (pp. 455-456).

Zeyrek, D.; Çakıcı, R.; Sevdik Çallı, Ayışığı B. & Demirşahin, I. “Turkish Discourse Bank (TDB)” (poster).

2015

First Textlink Action Conference, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve. Poster presentation, pp. 31-33.

Sevdik Çallı, A.B. “Assessment of the Turkish Discourse Bank and a Cascaded Model to Automatically Identify Discursive Phrasal Expressions in Turkish”

February, 2015

PhD Thesis, Middle East Technical University, Department of Cognitive Science

Zeyrek, D.; Demirşahin, I.; Sevdik Çallı Ayışığı B. & Çakıcı, R. “Turkish Discourse Bank: Porting a discourse annotation style to a morphologically rich language”

2013

Dialogue and Discourse, 2013, 4, pp.174-184.

Sevdik Çallı, A.B. “Demonstrative Anaphora in Turkish: A Corpus Based Analysis” (poster).

2012

Workshop Abstracts of the 8th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 1st Workshop on Language Resources and Technologies for Turkic Languages. p.21.

Demirşahin, I., Sevdik Çallı, A.B., Ögel Balaban, H., Çakıcı, R., and Zeyrek, D. “Turkish Discourse Bank: Ongoing Developments” (poster).

2012

Workshop Abstracts of the 8th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 1st Workshop on Language Resources and Technologies for Turkic Languages. p.19.

Zeyrek, D., Demirşahin, I., Sevdik Çallı, A.B., Ögel Balaban, H., Yalçınkaya, İ., and Turan, Ü. D. “The annotation scheme of the Turkish Discourse Bank and an evaluation of inconsistent annotations”.

2010

Proceedings of the Fourth Linguistic Annotation Workshop. pp. 282–289.

Zeyrek, D., Turan Ü. D., Bozşahin C., Çakıcı R., Sevdik Çallı A. B., Demirşahin I., et al. “Annotating Subordinators in the Turkish Discourse Bank”

2009

ACL-IJCNLP, Linguistic Annotation Workshop III. pp. 44–48.

Zeyrek, D., Demirşahin, I., and Sevdik Çallı, A. B. “ODTÜ Metin Düzeyinde İşaretlenmiş Derlem Projesi Tanıtımı” [in Turkish].

2008

Mersin Üniversitesi Sempozyumu Bildirileri. s. 544-553.

Can, F., Nuray, R., Sevdik, A. B. "Automatic Performance Evaluation of Web Search Engines"

2004

Information Processing and Management, Volume 40, Issue 3, May 2004, pp. 495-514. (SCIE, SSCI)

Sevdik, A.B., “Extensible Markup Language (XML) in Electronic Government: Some Exemplary Scenarios”

January 2004

MS Thesis, Bilkent University.

Kaynar, i., Satıroğlu, Y., Sevdik, A.B., "Applying AOSD to Legacy Code."

2003

In the Proceedings of TAOSD2003, s.3-7, Ankara, Turkey, May 2003.

Akman, V., Sevdik, A. B., "Türk Kadınının Hayatında İnternetin Yeri" [in Turkish].

2003

Karizma, 13: 92-107 (Ocak/Şubat/Mart 2003).

A. B. Sevdik, V. Akman, “Internet in the Lives of Turkish Women”

2002

First Monday, Vol.7, Number 3-4, March 2002. https://www.firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/937/859 [e-published]

 
 

2019-2020 Spring

2018-2019 Spring

BIL 567 - Algorithm Design and Analysis

This course teaches algorithm complexity analysis and comparison, time and memeory-efficient program development practices, and ability to use heuristics in problem solving. It is a grad-level course, but for a wide-range of backgrounds.

2019-2020 Spring

2018-2019 Spring

BIL 363 - Human Computer Interaction

This course teaches HCI principles and methods focusing on feedback cycles (needfinding, design alternatives, prototyping and evaluation), ethics and human research, as well as cognitive models, distributed cognition, agile development, interfaces and politics, application.

2019-2020 Spring

BIL 122 - Advanced Programming

This course builds on the foundations of programming in C with a focus on pointers, strings and structures, use of sequential and random access files, creating dynamic structures, as well as bitwise operations and preprocessor directives in the C programming language.

 2019-2020 Spring

BIL 124 - Advanced Programming Practices

This is a laboratory course, where students apply their theoretical knowledge learned in BIL122 on programming in C and practice developing their own programs.

2019-2020 Fall

2018-2019 Fall and Spring 2017-2018 Spring

BIL 101 - Computer Software I

This course teaches the foundations of programming in C with a focus on basics of algorithm design, decision structures, loop structures, functions and arrays.

2018-2019 Fall and Spring 2017-2018 Spring

BIL 105 - Programming Laboratory I

This is a laboratory course, where students apply their theoretical knowledge on basic programming in C and practice developing their own programs.

Schedule

2021-2022 Fall

 

Overview of Courses Taught

2019-2020 Fall

BIL 568 - Computational Linguistics

This is a graduate course which teaches basic principles of computational linguistics. Fundamentals of Language Models and N-grams, Probability Theory, Regular Expressions,  FSA and FSTs, Morphology, Text Classification, Markov Models and POS Tagging,  Context-Free Grammars and Parsing, Semantics, Lambda Calculus, Lexical Semantics, Word Sense Disambiguation, Named Entity Recognition, Relation Extraction, Information Retrieval and Machine Translation are covered.

2019-2020 Spring

2018-2019 Spring

BIL 567 - Algorithm Design and Analysis

This course teaches algorithm complexity analysis and comparison, time and memory-efficient program development practices, and ability to use heuristics in problem solving. It is a grad-level course, but for a wide-range of backgrounds.

2019-2020 Spring

2018-2019 Spring

BIL 363 - Human Computer Interaction

This course teaches HCI principles and methods focusing on feedback cycles (needfinding, design alternatives, prototyping and evaluation), ethics and human research, as well as cognitive models, distributed cognition, agile development, interfaces and politics, application.

2020-2021 Fall

2019-2020 Fall

2018-2019 Fall

BIL 367 - Algorithms

This course teaches algorithm complexity analysis and comparison, time and memory-efficient program development practices, and ability to use heuristics in problem solving. It is an undergraduate course.

2019-2020 Spring

BIL 122 - Advanced Programming

This course builds on the foundations of programming in C with a focus on pointers, strings and structures, use of sequential and random access files, creating dynamic structures, as well as bitwise operations and preprocessor directives in the C programming language.

 2019-2020 Spring

BIL 124 - Advanced Programming Practices

This is a laboratory course, where students apply their theoretical knowledge learned in BIL122 on programming in C and practice developing their own programs.

2019-2020 Fall

2018-2019 Fall and Spring 2017-2018 Spring

BIL 101 - Computer Software I

This course teaches the foundations of programming in C with a focus on basics of algorithm design, decision structures, loop structures, functions and arrays.

2020-2021 Fall

2018-2019 Fall and Spring 2017-2018 Spring

BIL 105 - Programming Laboratory I

This is a laboratory course, where students apply their theoretical knowledge on basic programming in C and practice developing their own programs.

2020-2021 Spring

2020-2021 Summer

2021-2022 Fall

CS 125 - Introduction to Data Analysis for Social Sciences

This course is an introduction to programming with python for data science.  The course introduces students to the basics of programming in Python, including the Numpy and Pandas packages.

2020-2021 Spring

2021-2022 Fall

CS 121 - Introduction to Computer Applications and Programming (formerly 'Introduction to Computer Tools')

The course teaches the specifics of computer tools such as MS Word and MS Excel, as well as providing a very basic introduction to programming with Python.

Get in Touch

Bilkent University, Department of Computer Engineering, EA-408
Bilkent 06800 Ankara, Turkey.

+90 312 290 2052

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