Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu is a Professor and Deputy Head of Computer Science at the University of Warwick. He received his PhD from University of California, Santa Barbara in 2001. He worked as a tenured faculty member at the Ohio State U. (OSU), Bilkent U., visited Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Informatics and MPI for Software Systems. His research has been supported by government agencies including the US Department of Energy and US National Science Foundation, and companies including Pfizer and IBM. He has published in leading venues of data systems and analytics research and served in the technical committees of VLDB, KDD, SIGMOD, ICDE, ICDM, ECML/PKDD, CIKM, SIGIR. His past advisees moved to work in faculty positions at major research universities, and companies including Google, Amazon, Intel, Microsoft, Teradata, Oracle.
He received several research career awards from the US Department of Energy, US National Science Foundation, Turkish Academy of Sciences, and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany.
His research interest is in building software systems for scalable data analytics. His work addresses data and systems challenges in scaling machine learning, integrating multiple sources of information, and protecting the privacy of data subjects. An example application is learning aggregate mobility patterns over multiple sources of spatio-temporal data. He has closely worked with industrial partners in developing commercial data analytics and machine learning solutions.