Cemal Yilmaz
 
 


My primary research area is software engineering. My broad research interest is on programmer productivity. I develop practical techniques and tools to help programmers create cheaper, faster, and more reliable software systems.


Please check the SUSOFT website for my current research interests. SUSOFT is an abbreviation for the Software Engineering Research Group at Sabanci University.


I consider myself to be an experimentalist. I realize my research ideas in incremental prototypes, conduct feasibility studies to evaluate the underlying assumptions and the basic hypotheses, and use the results of these studies to iteratively improve the ideas. Furthermore, I enjoy in-depth analysis of empirical results. I strongly believe that unexpected results often present opportunities for further and better research. One common theme in my research is that I base my solution approaches on mathematically sound objects which help me reason about the solutions.


Education


Ph.D. Computer Science,  December 2005

             University of Maryland College Park, MD


M.S. Computer Science, May 2002

             University of Maryland College Park, MD


M.S. Computer Engineering and Information Science, July 1999

             Bilkent University Ankara, Turkey


B.S. Computer Engineering and Information Science, June 1997

             Bilkent University Ankara, Turkey


Work Experience


Assistant Professor, September 2008 - present

Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences

Sabanci University

Istanbul, TURKEY


Post Doctoral Researcher, October 2005 - July 2008

IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Hawthorne, NY, USA


Software Engineer, June 2001 - January 2002

Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications

Clarksville, MD, USA


Summer Scientist, May 2000 - August 2000

NEC USA

San Jose, CA, USA



Teaching


CS 202 Data Structures.

CS 308 Software Engineering

CS 560 Automated Debugging

CS 551 Graduate Seminar I

CS 552 Graduate Seminar II

CS 680 Selected Topics in Computer Science I


Grants


Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant within the 7th European Community Framework Programme, PIRG04-GA-2008-239484/FP7-PEOPLE-IRG-2008, 36 months, 2009 (active)


TUBITAK 3501, 109E182, 36 months, 2010 (active)


TUBITAK 1001, 110E037, 24 months,  2011 (active, with Assoc. Prof. Erkay Savas)


Students


Gulsen Demiroz, Ph.D.

Mehmet Cagri Calpur, Ph.D.

Ugur Koc, M.S., in progress.

Yusuf Kulah, M.S., in progress.

Hanefi Mercan, M.S., in progress.

Arsalan Javeed, M.S., in progress.



Alumni


Mehmet Cagri Calpur, M.S.,  Interleaving coverage criteria oriented testing of multithreaded applications, 2012

Burcu Ozcelik, M.S., Lightweight Runtime Failure Prediction, 2012

Emine Dumlu, M.S., Feedback driven adaptive combinatorial interaction testing, 2011.





 

Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Engineering Program

Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences

Sabanci University

Orhanli, Tuzla, Istanbul, 34956, TURKEY

 

Office: FENS G019

E-mail: cyilmaz [at] sabanciuniv.edu

Voice: +90 (216) 483 9532

Fax: +90 (216) 483 9550