Dr Ilker Cingillioglu

Dr Ilker Cingillioglu
 Position Lecturer
 Org Unit Adelaide Business School
 Email ilker.cingillioglu@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 3392
 Location Floor/Room 12.22 ,  10 Pulteney Street - Nexus 10 Tower ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Before becoming an academic, Ilker was an AIM recognized senior education consultant who helped many students fulfil their academic and career aspirations. Later on, he graduated from the University of Melbourne’s Applied Analytics Master Program at the top of his class with 7.0/7.0 GPA & 91+ WAM. In his PhD at the University of Sydney, he developed an AI-augmented chatbot which ran a double-blind true experiment on humans. At the same university, he won Student Survey Award for Teaching in 2022 and was nominated for Wayne Lonergan Award for Outstanding Teaching, Professional Staff Award in the Innovator Category and Students’ Choice Award for Teaching in previous years. As a Harvard Data Science certified programmer, he uses R, Python, Json, Tableau, IBM Watson and Power BI for various data analytics projects and applications including but not limited to data & topic modelling, NLP, social media analytics, ML classification, and AI-based chatbot development. Ilker is married with no kids and is also a tennis player/coach.

  • Qualifications

    PhD in Business Information Systems - University of Sydney - 03/2021 – 02/2024

    Master of Applied Analytics - University of Melbourne - 02/2019 – 01/2021

    Bachelor of International Trade - Bogazici University - 09/1999 – 07/2003

  • Awards & Achievements

    2024 - Established institutional membership between University of Adelaide and Oracle (Oracle Academy: 22 Feb)

    2023 - Leaders SA workshop speaker, “Business Analytics with Python and AI Sprint”, 16 Nov, Adelaide 

    2022 - Awarded Feedback for Teaching (FFT) Student Survey Award for Teaching 2022, S2, & Nominated for Dean’s Award for FFT, 2023, University of Sydney Business School

    2022 - Nomination for Wayne Lonergan Award for Outstanding Teaching, University of Sydney, June 2022 [100% student satisfaction in Tutoring (INFS1020) & 91.4% student satisfaction in Demonstrations (INFS6018)].

    2022 - Nomination for Professional Staff Award in “The Innovator” category, University of Sydney Business School.

    2021 - Nomination for Students’ Choice Award for Teaching, University of Sydney, December 2021

    2021 - Best Paper Award. IEEE 19th International Conference on Technology based Higher Education and Training (ITHET), November 4-5, 2021, Sydney.

    2021-2023 - Enhanced Business School Research Scholarship, University of Sydney

    2006-2008 - Senior Manager Recognition, AIM (Australian Institute of Management) 

  • Teaching Interests

    Business Analytics for Managers

    AI-driven programming for data science on Python 

    Text analytics 

    Chatbot development (scripted & generative AI)

    Big data analytics

  • Research Interests

    Educational Technologies,

    Data & topic modelling,


    Social media analytics,

    ML classification,

    AI-based experiments and

    Chatbot development

  • Publications

    Running a double-blind true social experiment with a goal oriented adaptive AI-based conversational agent in educational researchI Cingillioglu, U Gal, A Prokhorov. (2024). International Journal of Educational Research 124, 102323

    What impacts matriculation decisions? Identifying students’ university choice factors on a global scale with Artificial IntelligenceI Cingillioglu. (2024). Studies in Higher Education, 1-19

    Detecting AI-generated essays: the ChatGPT challengeI Cingillioglu. (2023) The International Journal of Information and Learning Technology 40 (3), 259-268

    Social media marketing for student recruitment: an algorithmically sequenced literature reviewI Cingillioglu, U Gal, A Prokhorov. (2023). Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 1-23.

    An analysis of tweet relevance, twitter activity and student preferences for universitiesI Cingillioglu, U Gal, A Prokhorov. (2021). 19th international conference on information technology based higher …

    Facebook Engagement and Student Preferences for UniversitiesI Cingillioglu, U Gal, A Prokhorov. (2022). 20th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher …

  • Professional Interests

    2021 - Tutor Development Program - ELITE: University of Sydney
    2019 – 2020 - Pro Certification in Data Science: Harvard University
    2011 - Certificate in Online Tutoring: Oxford University

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Entry last updated: Thursday, 21 Mar 2024

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