Berkant Barla Cambazoglu received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees, all in computer engineering, from the Computer Engineering Department of Bilkent University in 1997, 2000, and 2006, respectively. He has then worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Biomedical Informatics Department of the Ohio State University. He is currently employed as a senior researcher in Yahoo! Research. He has worked in several research projects, funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, the European Union Sixth Framework Program, and the National Cancer Institute. In 2007, he received Embodying the Vision award as a developer in the caBIG project. His research interests mainly include information retrieval, data mining, and distributed computing. He has papers published in prestigious journals including IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Information Systems, Information Processing & Management as well as top-tier conferences including SIGIR, CIKM, WSDM, WWW, and KDD.