People

Senay Kafkas

Research Scientists
​Research Scientist​

Research Interests

​My main research interests are biomedical text/data mining and data integration. I develop methods for analyzing large and heterogeneous data for finding solutions to various problems in the domain of biomedicine.

Education

  • ​Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus, 2012
  • M.Sc., Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus, 2005
  • B. Sc., Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus, 2003

Professional Profile

  • ​2017 -present : Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012-2017: Text Mining Specialist, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 2012-2012: Postdoctoral Fellow, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 2010-2012: Pre-doctoral research fellow, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 2003-2010: Research Assistant, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus

Scientific and Professional Memberships

​International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB) (2010-present)

Awards

  • Travel fellowship award, partly sponsored by the K.U.Leuven SymBioSys Center for Computational Systems Biology and the  BioMaGNet Network on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (BelSpo-IAP), 2010.
  • Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus, scholarship for PhD study (2009-2010)
  • Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus, scholarship for PhD study (2009)
  • Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus, scholarship for PhD study (2005-Spring 2008)
  • Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus, scholarship for MSc study (2003-2005)
  • Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus, annual grants for academic achievements in BSc study (1999-2003)
  • Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus, scholarship for BSc study (1999-2003)