Elif KARTAL was born on December 1, 1986 in Sakarya. She graduated from Sakarya Anatolian High School in 2004, and started her undergraduate education at Istanbul University (IU), Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics in the same year. In 2008, she started her master’s degree in IU Informatics Department and was accepted to the same department as a Research Assistant. She completed her master’s degree in the IU Informatics Department with her thesis titled Software project cost estimation with artificial neural networks in 2011, and her doctorate with her thesis titled Machine learning techniques based on classification and a study on cardiac risk assessment in 2015.
In 2013, Dr. Kartal was at Ball State University, Miller College of Business, Information Systems and Operations Management (IN, USA) as a visiting scholar for 2 months. From August 2019 to March 2020, Dr. Kartal was a visiting scholar at the University of Miami, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Computer Science (FL, USA), and worked on computational neuroscience, deep learning, and computer vision with Assoc. Prof. Odelia Schwartz (Ph.D.). This postdoctoral research supported by TUBITAK-BIDEB 2219-International Postdoctoral Research Scholarship Program.
Machine Learning, Data Mining, and Artificial Intelligence are main research areas of Dr. Kartal.
Drawing cartoons, listening to music (especially industrial rock, swing, jazz), cycling and salsa are among her hobbies.
She has two cats named “Safyuz” and “Mısık”.