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Fatos Kocer, Director

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Fatma Koçer-Poyraz (also goes by Fatos) has received a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey and MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Iowa in Structural Optimization. After graduation, she joined Visteon to develop processes for design optimization of structural and electromagnetic parts. In 2006, she started in Altair as Product Line Manager for Altair HyperWorks design exploration and optimization products.  Currently she works as the Vice President for Engineering Data Science. In this role, she and her team works on engineering data science strategy, development and execution which includes investigating and applying latest technologies in the field, providing feedback to Altair software and supporting customer projects.

Fatma Kocer-Poyraz is one of the recipients of Crain’s 2019 Notable Women in STEM recognition.

In addition to her professional bio, she has managed Turkish classes for K-8 for 3 years, is now the VP for TACAM; chairing education and volunteering committees. She is also the chair for Women in Tech -Americas employee resource group where they provide support and training for women in Altair and vice-chair for NAFEMS Engineering data science working group.

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