Mert Al received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ in 2020, where he worked at the intersection of Machine Learning and Data Privacy under the supervision of Prof. Sun-Yuan Kung. He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2015.

His research is focused on developing scalable learning algorithms with applications in data privacy, classification, feature selection and visualization. His interests include kernel based learning, reinforcement learning, data privacy, security, speech and image processing.