His research focus is automated algorithm design (machine learning and algorithm design), data science and operations research. His teaching interest is computer science while being involved with a variety of interdisciplinary courses, and he is concerned with industrial engineering and operations research besides computer engineering. He is particularly keen to teach courses on algorithms, data structures, programming, and machine learning/artificial intelligence.
He has received prestigious academic awards and published more than 40 papers in well-known international conferences/journals such as Artificial Intelligence (Elsevier) and IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. He is an active participant of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society as a technical committee member while contributing to academia in the program committee of a diverse group of conferences such as AAAI and GECCO. In the meantime, he is carrying out reviewing duties for about 30 international journals along with editorial responsibilities.
Misir has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in computer engineering from Yeditepe University, Turkey, and a Ph.D. in computer science from KU Leuven, Belgium. Before joining Duke Kunshan, he was a faculty member in computer engineering in addition to being the department chair and vice dean of engineering at Istinye University, Turkey, as a national re-integration grant holder. He previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher (Marie Curie Fellow) at INRIA Saclay - Université Paris Sud XI / Université Paris-Saclay in France before taking postdoctoral positions at Singapore Management University and the University of Freiburg in Germany. He was also a visiting researcher at the University of Zurich and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / BarcelonaTech, Spain. He then moved to the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics as a faculty member in the College of Computer Science and Technology.
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