Hatice Çınar Akakın received her PhD degree from the EE department of Boğaziçi University in 2010. She focused on computer vision and machine learning areas during her PhD. After graduation, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at The Ohio State University in Biomedical Informatics Department. Then, she joined Anadolu University and served as an assistant professor. Currently, she continues her career as a Machine Learning Scientist in Minnesota.

Hatice lives with her family in Minnetonka, MN.