She is also a professor at Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Computer and Informatics. Since she got her Ph.D. degree from California Institute of Technology in Computer Science, Zehra’s aim has been to transform machine learning into a technology that can be used and useful for everyone. Since 2005, she has been teaching graduate level Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition courses to tens of students each year. She has 21 patents and over 80 publications on theory of machine learning and its applications in finance, health, energy and transportation.