Burak is a first-year doctoral student working with Professor David Lazer. It deals with false/disinformation networks, ideology detection and polarization in social media. It uses a combination of network science and quantitative text analysis techniques to do this. Before joining the Network Sciences Institute, Burak completed his master's degree in Data Science (from Konstanz University) with his thesis titled "The COVID-19 Infodemics on Turkish Twittersphere". He also played data-science counselling in the GMF-supported project that measure the elite public opinion on Turkish-American Relations.