Computer Engineer A. Murat Eren appointed
Prof. Dr. A. Murat Eren has been appointed to a joint professorship in Ecosystem Data Science at the Institute for the Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) and the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven.
Eren does research at the Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity of the University of Oldenburg (HIFMB). Previously, he was assistant professor at the University of Chicago, USA.
Eren studied computer engineering at Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey. After his graduation, he worked as a software developer at the Turkish National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology. After he had finished his PhD at the University of New Orleans he joined the Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, USA) as a Postdoctoral Scientist. Eren and his colleagues developed anvi’o, an open-source software platform used by researchers around the globe for data-enabled microbiology. In 2015, Eren started working at the University of Chicago, where he studied the ecology and evolution of microbes with novel computational strategies.