M. Adil Yalçın

Founder & CEO, Keshif
Senior 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

As the founder and CEO of Keshif (www.keshif.me), I work at the intersection of analytics, design, engineering, and business development. My goal is to provide innovative tools and consulting services to help organizations and individuals reach their data-driven insight and action goals.

I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Maryland as a member of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab. In my research, I created the basis of Keshif as the next-generation data exploration platform. My passion is providing refined, effective, principled solutions that lower barriers of complex tools and complex processes, i.e. solutions that are “as simple as possible, but not simpler”. My academic work in data visualization and analysis has been published and cited in various books, proceedings, and academic journals.


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

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