Mrs Bilgin holds BSc in Mathematical Science and MSc in Information Technologies in Game Development & Design from Istanbul Technical University. In her prior degrees and professional work, she mostly focused on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and learning technologies. She completed her MSc in Neuroscience of Language in 2012 from the University of Reading, with her thesis on morphological influences on Turkish compound processing. She recently started her PhD on methods of characterising and decoding functional connectivity patterns from joint EEG/fMRI recordings of integrated semantic and syntactic information processing. The research will be used to establish the nature of integrated linguistic representations, which promises significant implications for language parsing systems that could be used as part of assistive technology providing augmented communication for subjects with linguistic impairments.