Emre is the CEO of GROU.PS, which he founded in 2006 at the age of 22.
Prior to GROU.PS, he was the founder Turkix/SimpleKDE, a Windows-like Linux distribution for the Turkic desktop markets that was snapped up by Armador AS and sold preinstalled with Turkey’s leading laptop producer, Datron.
Emre's passions span open source, operating systems, artificial intelligence (pattern recognition, knowledge representation, machine translation) and social web.
Emre is a graduate of top-ranked Boğaziçi University and Galatasaray High School in Turkey. He initially traveled to the US to work at the Princeton University Wordnet Project, but subsequently stayed to pursue his aspirations.