Prof. Ceran is teaching data science and Machine Learning at Santa Clara University. He completed his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Dallas. He earned his M.S. in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Telecommunications from the same university and obtained his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Osmangazi Üniversitesi. At Santa Clara University, he supervised a large team of software development students working on the Capstone Project. Some of the notable projects he contributed to include the development of a predictive inventory allocation algorithm for Blockbuster with regard to the relationship between sales and customer reviews. His present role involves working on optical DNA sequencing based on actionable big data.