Onur received his B.Eng. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey in June 2007, the M.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey in June 2010, and the Ph.D. degree, with "Excellent Cum Laude" distinction, in Signal Theory and Communications Department from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain in July 2016, under the supervision of Dr. Deniz Gunduz and Dr. Jesus Gomez-Vilardebo. From November 2011 to July 2016, he was a research assistant at the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Barcelona, Spain. From September 2013 to February 2014, and from October 2014 to January 2015, he was a visiting scholar within the Information Processing and Communications Lab at Imperial College London, UK.
His current research interests lie in the areas of machine learning, signal processing and optimization, and their applications to data analytics, data mining, decision making and big data problems. He is currently working as a Data Scientist for Norwegian Airlines.