HACER KARACAN (Member, IEEE) was born in Erzurum, Turkey, in 1980. She received the bachelor’s and Ph.D. degrees from Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, in 2002 and 2007, respectively. She started her academic career as a Research Assistant at the Department of Cognitive Science, METU, in 2002. During her PhD studies, she worked as a Visiting Researcher at the University of Rochester, USA. She is currently a Professor with the Computer Engineering Department, Gazi University, where she has been a Faculty Member, since 2007. Her research interest includes artificial intelligence methods to gain data insights.