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Sedat Gokalp

PhD Student in Computer Science


242 S Beck Ave. Apt 204 Tempe, AZ 85281 +1 (480) 208 2328 sedat.gokalp@asu.edu www.sedatgokalp.com

2007-Present Ph.D. in Computer Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Academic advisor: Assoc. Prof. Hasan Davulcu Expected graduation: May, 2013

2002-2007 B.S. in Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
Academic advisor: Assoc. Prof. Nihan Kesim Cicekli Full scholarship: The National Science Foundation of Turkiye

Research Interests
Web and text mining; Social networks: Group proling and interaction analysis; Information extraction and integration; Natural language processing; Machine learning.

Academic and Industrial Experience

2009 - Present Research Assistant, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
Project: Finding Allies for the War of Words: Mapping the Diusion and Inuence of Counter-Radical Muslim Discourse Funder: Minerva Research Initiative / US Department of Defense

2007 - 2009 Teaching Assistant, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Courses: Introduction to Java, Introduction to C++, Database Management, Computer Science Capstone Projects

2009 Web Developer (Part-time), Investor Arizona, Tempe, AZ. 2006-2007 Microcontroller Programmer (Part-time), Ekserji Inc., Ankara, Turkey. Summer 2005 Internship, Danfoss, Nordborg, Denmark.

Science Olympiads
2002 Silver medal, 14th International Olympiads in Informatics, Yong-in, Korea. 2002 Bronze medal, 10th Balkan Olympiads in Informatics, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. 2001 Bronze medal, 13th International Olympiads in Informatics, Tampere, Finland. 2001 Bronze medal, 9th Balkan Olympiads in Informatics, Durres, Albenia. 2001 Silver medal, 11th National Informatics Olympiads, Ankara, Turkey. 2000 Bronze medal, 10th National Informatics Olympiads, Ankara, Turkey.


[1] S. Banerjee, K. Sarkar, S. Gokalp, A. Sen, and H. Davulcu. Partitioning signed bipartite graphs for classication of individuals and organizations. In International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction, 2012. [2] H. Davulcu, S.T. Ahmed, S. Gokalp, M.H. Temkit, T. Taylor, M. Woodward, and A. Amin. Analyzing sentiment markers describing radical and counter-radical elements in online news. In Social Computing (SocialCom), 2010 IEEE Second International Conference on, pages 335340. IEEE, 2010. [3] S. Gokalp. Behind ideological conicts: Perspective analysis. Poster at the SIAM Data Minining Conference - The SDM 2011 Doctoral Forum, 2011. [4] S. Gokalp and H. Davulcu. Partisan scale. In Proceedings of the 21st international conference on world wide web (submitted). ACM, 2012. [5] S. Gokalp, H. Davulcu, T. Taylor, A. Sen, and M. Woodward. Multilingual sentiment analysis in radical and counter-radical online narrative. Presentation at the INFORMS Computing Society Conference ICS2011, 2011. [6] S. Gokalp, H. Temkit, H. Davulcu, and H. Torolu. Partitioning and scaling signed bipartite graphs for polarized political blogosphere. In Proceedings of the 21st international conference on world wide web (submitted). ACM, 2012. [7] S. Gokalp, S. Vijayarajan, S.T. Ahmed, and H. Davulcu. Wikisle: Mapping wikipedia infobox information onto the article text. User-Contributed Knowledge and Articial Intelligence: An Evolving Synergy, page 39, 2009. [8] S. Tikves, S. Banerjee, H. Temkit, S. Gokalp, H. Davulcu, A. Sen, S. Corman, M. Woodward, I. Rochmaniyah, and A. Amin. A system for ranking organizations using social scale analysis. In Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC), 2011 European, pages 308313. IEEE, 2011. [9] S. Tikves, S. Nair, H. Davulcu, H. Temkit, and S. Gokalp. A portal for visualizing the trajectories of organizations using social scale analysis. In Proceedings of the 21st international conference on world wide web (submitted). ACM, 2012.

Academic Service
2009 2007-2009 2005-2006 2002-2006 Technical Judge, The FIRST Lego League Arizona State Competition. Instructor, Accord Institute Advanced Math & Science Program. Scientic Committee Member, Turkish National Mathematics Olympiads. Tutor, Turkish National Team for the International Olympiads in Informatics.

Professional Membership
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Social Activities
President of The Foundation for Inter-Cultural Dialgoue Playing violin and reed ute Amateur photography