M. Adil Yalçın

Visual Data Analyst, Consultant, Developer Ph.D., Computer Science,
University of Maryland, College Park

Human-Computer Interaction Lab Department of Computer Science Uni. of Maryland - College Park Contact

Lowering the barriers in rich visual & interactive data analysis for a broad audience is the driving motivation of my work. I am the designer and developer of Keshif (www.keshif.me), the next generation out-of-the-box rapid visual data exploration environment.

I offer professional data analysis services, consulting and development through Keshif, LLC.
My solutions are based on innovative human-centered design, research, and engineering.
You can reach me at or (linkedin.com/in/adilyalcin). (I am a green card holder.)


Doctor of PhilosophyDecember 2016
Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Thesis: A Systematic and Minimalist Approach to Lower Barriers in Visual Data Exploration
Advisors: Niklas Elmqvist, Ben Bederson
Master of ScienceJune 2010
Computer Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Thesis: Real-Time Simulation and Visualization of Deformations on Heightfields
Advisor: Bülent Özgüç, Co-Advisor: Tolga Çapın
Bachelor of ScienceJune 2008
Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey


Goal Effective, minimal solutions to complex challenges User Interfaces / Visualization / Front End / Design JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, d3, Photoshop, Tableau Development SublimeText, less, Version control (git/svn) Data Processing / Back End Node.js, SQL, Python, Java, Matlab Computer Graphics, Simulation C++, C, OpenGL / GLSL, OpenCL / Cuda, Lua


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