Mert Al received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2015, and the M.A. degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ in 2017, where he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Prof. Sun-Yuan Kung.

His current 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.