Dr. Derya Birant received a BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey in 2000, 2002, and 2006, respectively. Since 2017, she has been an Associate Professor at the Computer Engineering Department of Dokuz Eylul University. She is also the vice-chair of the department. She was a Visiting Lecturer at South East European University in 2006 and Ege University between 2010 and 2012. Her research interests include data mining and machine learning. She is the author of six book chapters and more than seventy publications. Dr. Birant has supervised more than thirty Ph.D. and MSc students. She has been involved in more than twenty long-term interdisciplinary R&D projects on data mining.