My previous bio

I’m posting this because it’s obsolete I will write a new one.


I am a researcher from Istanbul, currently working on my PhD thesis with Taylan Cemgil in Boğaziçi University.

I was born in Ankara, 1983. I am programming since 1992 and playing games since time immemorial. My first computer was an Amiga 500. Through my education, I went on to code interesting programs in my spare time; small experiments to see what we can do and show by software: Physical simulations, mathematical tools, textual toys, small games with AI, etc.

In university, I studied Computer Engineering and undertook projects in diverse fields such as computer graphics, artificial intelligence, image processing and machine learning. My MS thesis was on object tracking in digital video. Currently, I am studying Bayesian models and implementing probabilistic inference methods for my thesis.

We also have a band, and published an album: Sakareller – Beş Dakika Daha


Contact me:

Işık Barış Fidaner


Other places:

Our music band

Digital Game Culture project
This had started as a TUBITAK project, and I began contributing in the way. As yet, it yielded some publications, including a book about the digital game industry in Turkey. We also keep a blog (in Turkish) of important events related to digital games in Turkey.




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