Why are you not recommending your colleagues via LinkedIn?
I have received several requests for recommendations. I still do. However, sending recommendations out in the open never clicked for me. Few reasons...
(a) I believe that recommendations and similar activities should either be anonymous or completely confidential. It'll make them more sincere.
(b) You should not give out recommendations to everyone who asks for.
(c) Recommendations should not be reciprocated, as is the case sometimes on LinkedIn. I don't want anybody to feel like they should type in a few good words for me.
(d) If someone asks me for a recommendation and I refuse to do it, that should be confidential. If I recommend some of my collegues, wouldn't it look unfavorable for other collegues of mine, whatever the reason may be?
So, if Ulas -the best software engineer in Silicon Valley- didn't get a LinkedIn recommendation from me, no one else will... on LinkedIn or similar media. I do recommendation letters or phone calls, as long as they are confidential.
In short, it's not you, it's me. And, I still read who wrote what for whom on LinkedIn :)
Where is your research page?
Please look at the CMU link here . Note that this page is no
My current list of publications is here.
How do I say your name? Is it similar to 'Cam', 'Chem', 'Sam'?
Nope, it's 'Cem'. Think 'gem stone' (or 'traffic jam').
'Cem' is not the Americanized or westernized version of my name, it's actually written in Turkish. So, 'C' is always a 'j' as in 'judge' in American pronunciation. 'E' is pronounced as in 'pet'. In International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), 'Cem' is defined as /dʒ/, /e/ and /m/.
The alphabet is Turkish; the name is an old Persian name; it was very popular in Turkey in late 60's, early 70's.
How about your last name?
The first letter is an umlaut; in API, it's shown as /y/, there is no English equivalent, it's like ü in German über. 'a' pronounced as in 'funny'. So, it's /y/n/s/ʌ/l/.