Ilker Cingillioglu

Dr Ilker Cingillioglu


Adelaide Business School

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Before becoming an academic, Ilker was an AIM recognized senior education consultant who helped many students fulfil their academic and career aspirations. Later on, he graduated from the University of Melbourne’s Applied Analytics Master Program at the top of his class with 7.0/7.0 GPA & 91+ WAM. In his PhD at the University of Sydney, he developed an AI-augmented chatbot which ran a double-blind true experiment on humans. At the same university, he won Student Survey Award for Teaching in 2022 and was nominated for Wayne Lonergan Award for Outstanding Teaching, Professional Staff Award in the Innovator Category and Students’ Choice Award for Teaching in previous years. As a Harvard Data Science certified programmer, he uses R, Python, Json, Tableau, IBM Watson and Power BI for various data analytics projects and applications including but not limited to data & topic modelling, NLP, social media analytics, ML classification, and AI-based chatbot development. Ilker is married with no kids and is also a tennis player/coach.

Higher education, AI, chatbots, RCTs

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing Lecturer in Business Analytics University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2023 Nomination Dean's Award for Feedback for Teaching (FFT) University of Sydney Australia -
    2022 Teaching Award Feedback for Teaching (FFT) Award for Teaching, 2022, S2 University of Sydney Australia -
    2022 Nomination Professional Staff Award University of Sydney Australia -
    2021 Award Best Paper Award IEEE Australia -
    2021 Nomination Students' Choice Award University of Sydney Australia -
    2021 Scholarship Enhanced Business School Scholarship University of Sydney Australia -
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2021 - 2024 University of Sydney Australia PhD
    2019 - 2021 University of Melbourne Australia Master of Applied Analytics
    1999 - 2003 Bogazici University Turkey Bachelor of International Trade
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2024 Certificate in Online Tutoring University of Oxford United Kingdom
    2021 Tutor Development Program - ELITE University of Sydney Australia
    2020 Pro Certificate in Data Science Harvard University United States
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Cingillioglu, I., Gal, U., & Prokhorov, A. (2024). Running a double-blind true social experiment with a goal oriented adaptive AI-based conversational agent in educational research. International Journal of Educational Research, 124, 102323.
    DOI Scopus1
    2024 Cingillioglu, I., Gal, U., & Prokhorov, A. (2024). AI-experiments in education: An AI-driven randomized controlled trial for higher education research. Education and Information Technologies, 29 pages.
    2023 Cingillioglu, I. (2023). Detecting AI-generated essays: the ChatGPT challenge. International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 40(3), 259-268.
    DOI Scopus14
    - Cingillioglu, I., Gal, U., & Prokhorov, A. (n.d.). Social media marketing for student recruitment: an algorithmically sequenced literature review. Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 1-23.
    - Cingillioglu, I. (n.d.). What impacts matriculation decisions? Identifying students’ university choice factors on a global scale with Artificial Intelligence. Studies in Higher Education, 1-19.
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2020 Cingillioglu, I. (2020). Business Management & Leadership Essentials.
    2020 Cingillioglu, I. (2020). College Mathematics 101 Practice Questions and Answers. Independently Published.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2022 Cingillioglu, I., Gal, U., & Prokhorov, A. (2022). Facebook Engagement and Student Preferences for Universities. In 2022 20th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training (ITHET). IEEE.
    2021 Cingillioglu, I., Gal, U., & Prokhorov, A. (2021). An Analysis of Tweet Relevance, Twitter Activity and Student Preferences for Universities. In 2021 19th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training (ITHET). IEEE.

BUSANA_7004: Business Analytics for Managers

BUSANA_7005: Chatbots and Text Analytics for Business

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83133392
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: 10 Pulteney Street - Nexus 10 Tower, floor Twelfth Floor
  • Room: 12.22
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Business School

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