Irmak is a partner and data scientist at Datascope, where he has helped companies across industries solve problems with data, from small companies to multiple members of the Fortune 50. 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. He co-designed the 12 week long Metis Data Science Bootcamp and taught the first two cohorts during the post-design transition period to Metis’ own instructors.
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 Neutral Milk Hotel.