• 05/2018 – Did a field research to measure the impact of mhealth application on the health outcomes of pregnant women in remote areas of Nepal.
  • 04/2018 – Attended to the World Economic Forum’s Internet for All meeting to present our case studies on the Internet connectivity initiatives in Latin America at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington D.C.
  • 03/2018 – Attended to the GSMA Conference in Barcelona, Spain to discuss gender issues  on Internet access and use at EQUALS Access Coalition.
  • 02/2018 – As a YouLead fellow for the YouLead! initiative funded by USAID, I worked with the government and private institutions in Colombo, Sri Lanka and did a needs assessment on the development of entrepreneurship among youth.
  • 11/2017 – Presented the Internet access and use case studies around the world at the  Internet Governance Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. Short video here.
  • 8/2017 – Did a field research on the social and economic impact of Internet connectivity in Rwanda. Short blog and video here.
  • 6/2017 – Attended WSIS Forum in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 4/2017 – Joined UPenn’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition as a postdoctoral research fellow.
  • 11/2016 – Started off a trip in South East Asia.
  • 5/2016 – You may call me Doctor!
  • 06/01/2015 – As a USAID Research and Innovation Fellow, started working on an ICT4D project at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
  • 05/23/2015 – Presented the initial findings of my dissertation at the International Communication Association Conference in Puerto Rico.
  • 03/14/14 – Gave a talk titled, “The use of social media for organizational effectiveness and efficiency” at my alma mater Bogazici University in Istanbul. In my talk, I focused on the use of Twitter and its value for organizations. Two days after my presentation, Twitter is banned in Turkey, following Prime Minister’s label of Twitter as menace as a reaction to Gezi protests.

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