Dr. Zehra Çataltepe

Ph.D. Chief Science Officer Professor Istanbul Technical University Computer Engineering Department

Zehra Cataltepe is the co-founder and Chief Science Officer of tazi.ai, whose Automated Machine Learning (AML) platform enables continuous and understandable machine learning from data and human. She is also a professor at Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Computer and Informatics.

Tazi AML, enables the line of business people to understand, use and teach machine learning algorithms easily and hence enables machine learning to create value from both data and human experience. Tazi.ai has been providing solutions in sectors with fast anda changing data, such as banking, insurance and telecommunications. Powered by its business and technical teams, tazi has been active in its San Francisco, Amsterdam and Istanbul offices.

Since she got her Ph.D. degree from California Institute of Technology in Computer Science, Zehra’s aim has been to transform machine learning into a technology that can be used and useful for everyone. Since 2005, she has been teaching graduate level Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition courses to tens of students each year. She has 14 patents and over 80 publications on theory of machine learning and its applications in finance, health, energy and transportation.