Dr Ömer Deniz Akyıldız

Ömer Deniz Akyıldız


Research Associate


Deniz is a Research Associate at The Alan Turing Institute. He is working within the CoSInES project, as a part of the programme on Data-centric Engineering. He is also a member of the Computational Statistics and Machine Learning Group (CSML) at the University of Cambridge.

Prior to that, he was a Research Fellow of the University of Warwick between 2019 and 2021.

He received his BSc & MSc degrees from Telecom Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (with specialisation on signal processing) and his PhD degree (Signal Processing) from Carlos III University of Madrid in 2019. During his PhD, he has held visiting researcher positions at Imperial College London, Fraunhofer HHI Institute (Berlin), and The Alan Turing Institute. Before starting his PhD, he worked as a quantitative researcher in a startup based at Istanbul, focusing on algorithmic trading, for a year.

Research interests

Deniz' current research focus is on stochastic filtering and stochastic optimization, and more generally, his research interests span computational statistics and machine learning. He is interested in developing efficient and practical methodology with provable guarantees.