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Irmak Sirer.

Bohemian, Secret Agent, Data Scientist.

Irmak is a partner and data scientist at Datascope, where he has helped companies across industries solve problems with data, from small companies to many members of the Fortune 100.

He also conducted and published academic research on a wide range of topics, including student choices in public schools, web browsing behavior of masses, global airline networks, species conservation in ecology, language topic models, and optimizing DNA sequences for high gene expression among others.

When Metis partnered with Datascope for creating a data science bootcamp, Irmak designed the course with Laurie Skelly and other Datascopers and taught the first two cohorts.

Technically, Irmak is a Material Scientist (BS and MS, Sabanci University, Turkey), Chemical and Biological Engineer (MS and PhD, Northwestern University) and an Art Historian (Minor, Sabanci University). Practically, he believes in merging knowledge from different disciplines to ask and answer the right questions. When he is not striving for this, he believes in movies, bourbon, and Elliott Smith.

Origins of Irmak

"I was created on August 4, 1981 in an underground lab in Istanbul, Turkey as the unexpected result of an experiment." Read more