CAGRI MERT BAKIRCI

PhD, Science Communicator

Hello

I'm Çağrı Mert Bakırcı

PhD, Author, and Science Communicator

  • Age 30
  • Currently CEO @ Evrim Ağacı & Kreosus
  • E-mail [email protected]
  • PhD Texas Tech University
  • BS Middle East Technical University
  • Website evrimagaci.org

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Hello! I’m Dr. Çağrı Mert Bakırcı-Taylor, founder and CEO of Tree of Evolution LLC, a social enterprise that encompasses the largest popular science organization in Turkey, Evrim Ağacı, as well as a multi-purpose crowdfunding platform for creators in Turkey and around the world, Kreosus. I am also a published author with best-seller books in science categories of various lists in Turkey. I am a science communicator and I try to incorporate all means of modern communication to be an interface between academicians and general public. You can find more about me and my work on this website.

Twitter

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Türkiye'de sistemli bir cinsellik eğitiminin olmaması bile Dünya'ya bakış açımızın bir özeti... Birçok sorun, anla… https://t.co/6MmB3HVrll

Türkiye'de COVID-19 ölümleri kimler? Her gün tamı tamına 14-18 kişi ölüyor ya, kim bunlar? Hikayeleri neler? Bunlar… https://t.co/LFMIBnOu8O

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Important Milestones

February 2018

Evrim Ağacı as a Social Enterprise

Tree of Evolution LLC

My wife and I restructed Evrim Ağacı as a social enterprise, and we decided to continue our work in the realm of science education and popular science in order to increase public awareness about science.

9 September 2018

Married to my Best Friend

Ashlee Lane Bakırcı-Taylor

I have been lucky enough to get married to my best friend. Now, we work on Evrim Ağacı together to increase the science awareness among general audiences.

2013-2018

Philosophy of Science

Texas Tech University

During my PhD, I worked on a unified Theory of Algorithmic Evolution, studied the effects of fitness functions and a priori knowledge injection on algorithm performance, and built a novel test setup to explore the Reality Gap.

September-October 2011

Visiting Researcher Internship

Denmark Technical University

I worked on various approaches to biomimetics of self-organization and self-healing, analyzed the layer production of mussel shells and jewel beetles, and the behaviors of starling flocks to come up with novel self-healing and self-organizing methods. My work during this internship is acknowledged in a textbook publication.

August-September 2010

Visiting Researcher Internship

Carnegie Mellon University

I worked on a “Water Strider Robot” that can stay and move on the surface of water without sinking, by mimicking Gerridae family. Contributed to the structural optimization, body design, and microcircuitry.

5 November 2010

Founded Evrim Ağacı

Evrim Ağacı

Evrim Ağacı ("Tree of Evolution") was founded by me and a couple friends of mine in Biology Department at METU, under the Biology and Genetics Society of the university, to educate ourselves and others on evolutionary biology and general science.

2007-2013

Bachelor of Science

Middle East Technical University

I received my Bachelor of Science from the Mechanical Engineering Department. During my undergraduate, I also took as many as 10 classes from Biology Department and Geology Department to improve myself in evolutionary biology. I gained experience in various biology and engineering labs.

2004 - 2007

High School

Milli Piyango Anatolian High School

During my high school years, I got increasingly more interested in book writing, content creation, and science communication. My interest in biology grew and as a result, these years set my future career directions.

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