this is me

I’m a Ph.D. student at Yale University where I work with Dionysis Kalogerias and Amin Karbasi. I received my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Bilkent University.

My scholarly curiosity is deeply rooted in the field of reinforcement learning (RL), with a particular focus on its limitations. Additionally, I work on large language models (LLMs), focusing on developing structures to explain their behavior, which has remained largely enigmatic since their introduction.

My research focuses on identifying the theoretical underpinnings of these limitations and develop novel solutions to alleviate them. I strive to design a holistic strategies and explanations that pushes the boundaries of current knowledge, paving the way for safer and more robust learning systems.  

My research areas include but are not limited to:

  - RL and optimization
  - LLMs
  - applications of RL in finance and wireless communications