- Ph.D., Applied Science, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Dr. Yuruk is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at SMU Lyle. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Computing from University of Arkansas at Little Rock under the guidance of Dr. Xiaowei Xu. Her dissertation title was “Structural Clustering Algorithms for Networks,” which yielded several publications in top-tier conferences and journals, including ACM-KDD. Before joining SMU, she was a faculty member in Computer Science department at The University of Texas at Dallas.
Dr. Yuruk is known for her engaging and innovative teaching methods, which blend theory with hands-on application, empowering students to grasp complex concepts and apply them to real-world challenges.
Honors and Awards
- The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, 2015