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Meltem Ballan, PhD Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Meltem Ballan lends years of expertise to her work with Concrete Engine

Recently, Dr. Ballan also served as the chief technology officer and co-founder at MYAVA, leveraging AI to empower women by providing them with personalized fashion experiences.

    AUSTIN, TX, March 11, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Meltem Ballan has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Drawing on more than two decades of experience in digital technology, data science, and artificial intelligence, Dr. Ballan excels as the President and co-founder of Concrete Engine, which provides technology and infrastructure support for high-performance computing, engineering, privacy, data management, and generative artificial intelligence solutions. Alongside her work with Concrete Engine, she has been active leader in innovation hubs including Purdue DIAL Ventures and American Family Venture Group, Tenney110. Recently, Dr. Ballan served as the chief technology officer and co-founder at MYAVA, leveraging AI to empower women by providing them with personalized fashion experiences.

During her career, Dr. Ballan gained valuable expertise in leadership, artificial intelligence, research, and consulting with such organizations and institutions as Bennington College, General Motors, EY, Clarity Insights, TeraStructure, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Groningen, NATO and The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). Due to her vast breadth of knowledge, she has contributed to several publications and conference papers, including "Data Culture and Ethics in Business," "Pattern Approach of Event-Related Brain Dynamics: A Two Digit Number Comparison Study," "A Pilot Study: Designing and Testing the Task Parameters" and "A Spatial Method for Watermarking of Fingerprint Images." Currently she is writing a book with Manning Publications to demystify image processing and its role in generative AI.

An expert in her field, Dr. Ballan earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in computer science, both in her birth country, Turkiye. As a neurodivergent individual, she expanded her professional knowledge by studying the brain at Florida Atlantic University, through which she received a PhD in complex systems and brain sciences in 2010.

Throughout the years Dr. Ballan has contributed to her community and various professional groups as a STEM leader at the University of Texas campuses, a mentor to women in STEM through MentorNet, and an independent high-impact ambassador for Women in Data Science Worldwide. In addition to community and mentorship activities, she is affiliated with advisory boards of impact startups in emerging markets.

Looking toward the future, Dr. Ballan is poised to revolutionize high-performance computing for AI models targeting the World Economic Forum's emission scopes, thereby paving the way for a greener future. Traditional AI models demand substantial computing resources, which are both expensive and not tailored for specific applications. The lack of access to sufficient and efficient infrastructure poses a significant barrier to entry for individuals and organizations alike. Dr. Ballan and her team envision that Concrete Engine's modular solutions will extend to underrepresented regions worldwide, starting with rural America, to promote equity by harnessing the potential of AI.

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