Celal Ziftci


As of May 2013, I graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science. The title of my thesis is: "Mining Test Cases To Improve Software Maintenance".

I recently started working at the Google New York office.

I currently live in New York, NY, USA.



Fun Stuff

Ne Okuyorsunuz?       A website I implemented to analyze Turkish news websites and the news contents on their main pages.
Check it out »
My GTAC Talk I gave a talk during the Google Test Automation Conference 2013 titled:
"Finding Culprits Automatically in Failing Builds - i.e. Who Broke the Build?".
Watch it »
CitiSense Mobile Air Quality Sensing for Individuals and Communities.
I worked on this project for 4 years during my Ph.D.
Project page »
News articles about the project:
wallstreet journal » calit2.net » dailywireless.org »
redorbit.com » inhabitat.com » gizmag.com »
Cycore Using wireless sensing & information technologies to improve cancer treatments via clinical trials.
I worked on this project during the first year of my Ph.D.
Project page »
Oku 4.0 A reading tool for visually handicapped people to allow them read/edit/print a document,
browse the internet and send/receive email messages.
This was a research project funded by Microsoft Research (contract #2003-239).
I worked on this project during the last year of my undergraduate education.
Project page » Presentation of Oku »


My education and industry background is as follows:

Sep 2009 - May 2013       Ph.D. at the University of California at San Diego, Department of Computer Science, USA
Ph.D. Dissertation Title: Mining Test Cases To Improve Software Maintenance.
Jun 2012 - Sep 2012       Software Engineer intern at Google, New York, NY, USA.
Jun 2011 - Sep 2011 Software Engineer intern at Microsoft, Seattle, WA, USA.
Aug 2006 - Aug 2009 Morgan Stanley, New York, USA
Sep 2004 - Jun 2006 M.S. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Computer Science, USA
M.S. Thesis Title: A Comparison of Lane Detection Systems.
Sep 2000 - Jun 2004 B.S. at Bilkent University, Department of Computer Science, Turkey
B.S. Senior Project Title: Oku 4: A Tool for Visually Handicapped People.
Sep 1993 - Jun 2000 Icel Anatolian High School, Turkey

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