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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"Deve güreşi" kavramının 4.000 yıllık tarihine yönelik ilginç bir makale. Ne ilginç, acayip, ilgi çekici kültürel u… https://t.co/40zOFFhvoY

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Bulunduğum şehrin tarihinde görülmemiş bir fırtına nedeniyle elektrik ve internet 32 saat boyunca kesildi, yollar k… https://t.co/vuoq6wy41A

The New York Times gazetesi, yarının ön sayfasını ABD'de COVID-19 nedeniyle hayatını kaybeden 100.000 kişinin sadec… https://t.co/g1JnouJsVK

Çok keyifli bir sohbet oldu, çok teşekkürler! 🙂 https://t.co/VzzkxJbEQH

Bir yaz WAT programı ile Kaliforniya'ya geldiğimizde, iskelede Tarkan ile karşılaştık ve sohbet ettik. Gördüğüm en… https://t.co/Trx5pMjeCU

Benim de naçizane katkı sunduğum bu mesaj, ülkemizin bilim ve aydınlanma ışığında yürüyen tüm gençlerine, tüm emekç… https://t.co/3JGrfMbSdw

Bayramımız kutlu olsun gençler! https://t.co/9oes4C1SRf

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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