Elif completed her bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering in Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. During her studies, she went to Murcia, Spain for Erasmus studies which enabled her to experience different cultures.

Then, she moved to Italy to get a master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. As her thesis topic she worked on the prediction of run time of Apache Spark applications on different cloud platforms using machine learning techniques. With her interest in data and machine learning she joined Dutch Analytics.