Elif KARTAL started her undergraduate education at Istanbul University (IU), Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics in 2004. In 2008, she started her master’s degree in IU Informatics Department and was accepted to the same department as a Research Assistant. She completed her master’s degree in the IU Informatics Department with her thesis titled “Software project cost estimation with artificial neural networks” in 2011, and her doctorate with her thesis titled “Machine learning techniques based on classification and a study on cardiac risk assessment” in 2015.
In 2013, Dr. Kartal was a visiting scholar at Ball State University, Miller College of Business, Information Systems and Operations Management (IN, USA) for two months. From August 2019 to March 2020, Dr. Kartal was a visiting scholar at the University of Miami, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Computer Science (FL, USA), and worked on computational neuroscience, deep learning, and computer vision with Assoc. Prof. Odelia Schwartz (Ph.D.). This postdoctoral research was supported by TUBITAK-BIDEB 2219-International Postdoctoral Research Scholarship Program. He received the title of Associate Professor in September 2022. She works as a faculty member at IU Faculty of Economics Department of Management Information Systems. At the same time, she works as the Assistant Director at IU Computer Science Application and Research Center. She is a board member of the Istanbul Branch of the Turkish Informatics Association. The main research areas of Dr. Kartal are artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, computational neuroscience, and deep learning.