Mahir is Co-Founder of Topos (topos.ai), an AI company transforming the way we understand location. Prior to founding Topos, Mahir was the Creative Director of Data Science and Visualization at R/GA.
He is a seasoned veteran at designing and developing interactive visualizations with a focus on communication, complexity, and elegance. He worked on large scale data-driven products for global clients such as Nike, Samsung, PWC, Microsoft, and Uber.
He is the co-founder of NYCViz and has presented internationally at a wide range of conferences. He has 14 years of teaching experience, and is currently adjunct professor at UPenn and Pratt. Mahir’s academic background is in design and engineering (Istanbul Bilgi University) and HCI with a focus on data-driven cities (University of Linz, Austria).