Bilkent University and HAVELSAN Signed a Cooperation Protocol for Establishing a Data Science Laboratory

Bilkent University and HAVELSAN signed a cooperation protocol for establishing a Data Science Laboratory, BiHa Lab in short, on June 29, 2016. The protocol is signed by Prof. Dr. Abdullah Atalar, Rector of Bilkent University and Ahmet Hamdi Atalay, General Manager & CEO of HAVELSAN.

BiHa Lab is to carry out joint projects on data science including big data, data analytics, machine learning, data mining, data security and data privacy. Data Science is the main focus area for the Computer Engineering Department at Bilkent University.


BiHa lab, coordinated by Prof. Dr. H. Altay Güvenir, will be located in the Department of Computer Engineering. It will facilitate technology transfer between Bilkent University and HAVELSAN. Faculty members and students of the Computer Engineering Department will work together with HAVELSAN professionals.

BiHa lab is the first example of university-industry joint laboratory for HAVELSAN.