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I work as an SDE at Amazon, Berlin. I work on the development and large scale deployment of ML models.

I completed my Ph.D.  on applying Bayesian ML methods to network problems under the supervision of Prof. Ali Taylan Cemgil.

Research Interests
Bayesian Statistics and Machine Learning

Journals

B. Kurt, A. T. Cemgil, G. K. Kurt, E. Zeydan, “Estimation of Flow Length Distributions Using Bayesian Nonnegative Tensor Factorization“, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, 2019

B. Kurt, C Yildiz, T. Y. Ceritli, B. Sankur, A. T. Cemgil, “A Bayesian Change Point Model for Detecting SIP-based DDoS Attacks“, Digital Signal Processing, 2018

C Yildiz, B. Kurt, T. Y. Ceritli, B. Sankur, A. T. Cemgil, “A Real-Time SIP Network Simulation and Monitoring System“, SoftwareX, 2018

Y. C. Sübakan, B. Kurt, A. T. Cemgil, B. Sankur, “Probabilistic sequence clustering with spectral learning”,Digital Signal Processing, 2014

U. Şimşekli, O. Sönmez, B. Kurt, A. T. Cemgil, “Combined Perception and Control for Timing in Robotic Music Performances”, EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing, 2012

International Conferences and Workshops

T.Y. Ceritli, B. Kurt, C. Yıldız, B. Sankur, A. T. Cemgil, “A Dictionary Learning Based Anomaly Detection Method for Network Traffic Data“, ICML 2016 Anomaly Detection Workshop.

B. Kurt, E. Zeydan, U. Yabas, I. A. Karatepe, G. K. Kurt and A. T. Cemgil, “A Network Monitoring System for High Speed Network Traffic”, IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking, 2016 (Demo)

C. Yıldız, M. Semerci, Y. T. Ceritli, B. Kurt, A. T. Cemgil and B. Sankur, “Change Point Detection for Monitoring SIP Networks“, European Conference on Networks and Communications, EuCNC 2016

C. Subakan, B. Kurt, A.T. Cemgil, B. Sankur, “Spectral Learning for Mixture of Markov Models”  In NIPS 2013, Workshop on Spectral Learning.

B. Kurt,  A.T. Cemgil, M. Mungan, N. Polat,  A. Ozdoğan, E. Saygun “Network Management without Payload Inspection: Application Classification via Statistical Analysis of Bulk Flow Data” In Processings of the Future Network & Mobile Summit, 2012

B. Kurt, A.T. Cemgil, M. Mungan, E. Saygun, “A Bayesian Nonparametric Clustering Application on Network Traffic Data”  In NIPS 2011, Workshop on Bayesian Nonparametrics.

N. E. Özkucur, B. Kurt, H. L. Akin., “A collaborative multi-robot localization method without robot identification” In RoboCup 2008 Symposium, 2008.

National Conferences (in Turkish)

B. Kurt, C. Yıldız, T. Y. Ceritli, M. Yamac, M. Semerci, B. Sankur, A. T. Cemgil, “A Probabilistic SIP Network Simulation System”,  24th IEEE Conference on Signal Processing and Communications Applications (SİU), Zonguldak, Turkey, 2016

C. Yıldız, T. Y. Ceritli, B. Kurt, B. Sankur, A. T. Cemgil, “Attack Detection in VOIP Networks Using Bayesian Multiple Change-Point Models“, 24th IEEE Conference on Signal Processing and Communications Applications (SİU), Zonguldak, Turkey, 2016

B. Kurt, A. T. Cemgil, “Rastlantisal Öbek Çizgeler İçin Bayesçi Model Seçimi” (Bayesian Model Selection of Stochastic Blockmodels for Random Graphs), 19th IEEE Conference on Signal Processing and Communications Applications (SİU), Antalya, Turkey, 2011

Education
BS, MS, and PhD @ Boğaziçi University, Computer Engineering

Recreational Activities
I used be caving at  BUMAK and BUMAD
I’m occasionally running and biking.