Grants & Awards

  • Science Academy (Turkey), Young Scientist Award (2017)
  • College of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2014-2015 Outstanding Faculty Award
  • College of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2013-2014 Outstanding Teaching Award
  • 2013 Received funding from TUBITAK-ARDEB 1001 (PI: Fatoş Gökşen, Researchers: Deniz Yükseker, Lemi Baruh)
  • 2013 Received funding for FP7-FP7-SEC-2013.4.1-4 Development of Coordination Mechanisms During Different Kinds of Emergencies
  • 2012 Received funding for FP7-SEC-2012.6.1-3 Use of New Communication/Social Media in Crisis Situations
  • Recognized for Excellence in Teaching by Koç University’s Initiative for Celebration of Teaching and Learning (Based on student evaluations for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012)
  • 2011 Received funding from TUBITAK-ARDEB 3501 National Young Researchers Career Development Programme
  • 2011 Recipient of the Turkish Academy of Sciences, The Young Scientists Award (GEBIP)
  • 2010 Earned placement in the Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) supported by National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • 2009 Received funding for International Book Publication from TUBITAK-BIDEB 2223; February 2009 (with Banu B. Hawks)
  • 2008 Received funding for National Book Publication from TUBITAK-BIDEB 2223
  • 2008 Received funding for International Book Publication from TUBITAK-BIDEB 2223
  • 2006 – 2007 Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Annenberg School for Communication
  • 2005 – 2006 Research Grant from Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research at the University of Pennsylvania
  • 2004 Top Paper in Communication and Technology at the annual meeting of International Communication Association, New Orleans
  • 2001 – 2005 Full tuition and research stipend, Annenberg School for Communication
  • 2001 Valedictorian of Class of 2001 at Koç University, İstanbul
  • 2001 Werner von Siemens Excellence Award in Business Administration
  • 1999 – 2000 Awarded for contributions to campus life at Koç University, İstanbul
  • 1997 – 2001 Awarded Vehbi Koç Scholarship