Contact Information

Computer Engineering Department 

Famagusta, Northern Cyprus

e-mail: hakan.altincay [at]

Education (BS, MS, PhD)

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department

Middle East Technical University

Ankara - Turkey


Pattern recognition related problems such as document representation for text categorization, feature selection, imbalance learning, classifier ensembles.  


  • Procedural and OOP in C++ and JAVA
  • Operating Systems Concepts
  • Data Science using R programming
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Ensemble Learning

Citations (h-index)

Google Scholar -16

Web of Science -10

Publication profiles

Recent Publications

  • Dima Badawi and Hakan Altınçay, Effective use of 2-termsets by discarding redundant member terms in bag-of-words representation, Neural Computing and Applications, to appear.

  • Dima Badawi and Hakan Altınçay, Compact representation of documents using terms and termsets, International conference on machine learning and data mining, MLDM2018, New York.

  • Dima Badawi and Hakan Altınçay, "Termset Weighting by Adapting Term weighting Schemes to Utilize Cardinality Statistics for Binary Text Categorization", Applied Intelligence, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 456-472, 2017.

  • Noushin Hajarolasvadi, Ghazaal Sheikhi and Hakan Altınçay, "Employing Data from Diagnosed Patients for Undiagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Detection", 14th International Conference on Informatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare, Athens, Greece, 2016. 

  • Ghazaal Sheikhi and Hakan Altınçay, "The cost of Type II Diabetes Mellitus: A Machine Learning Perspective", XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Bilogical Engineering and Computing, Paphos, Cyprus, 2016.