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

Lowering the barriers in rich visual & interactive data analysis for a broad audience is the driving motivation of my work. I am the senior designer and developer of Keshif (www.keshif.me), the next generation out-of-the-box rapid visual data exploration platform. I have over seven years of professional research experience with over 10 publications, including book chapters, and papers in renowned journals and conferences. After 4 years of development and research on Keshif at Human-Computer Interaction Lab, I currently serve as the CEO / CTO / Founder of Keshif, LLC.


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


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

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