M. Hamdi Özçelik has BSc degree from Electrical&Electronics Engineering and MSc degree from Industrial Engineering both from Boğaziçi Üniversitesi.He worked as a research assistant at Marmara University Industrial Engineering department where he completed PhD courses and taught Advanced Programming (IE 362) course at years 1994,2001,2002 and 2003. In his professional life, he worked as developer, project manager, application architect and application development manager and data science team manager. He led several data science projects mostly in the banking sector. These projects formed partnerships with universities, funded by R&D grants and took several national / international awards. Some results of work done in these projects presented at academic seminars and published as scientific articles in journals and books. He is a review board member of an artificial intelligence journal and continues his professional life as a data science consultant.