Ahmet Emre Ünal

A. Emre Ünal


I am a former software engineer at Dropbox, most recently part of Platform Abuse Team and previously of the Previews Infrastructure Team. I worked on scanning, detecting and reporting of abusive, illegal & illicit files and prevention of abusive behavior. Before that, I worked on file preview generation, dealing with problems spanning OS security to distributed systems.

I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Master of Science in Computer Science degree, with an emphasis on systems. I am a huge coffee nerd (as you can see from my photo at the top). I love gaming, photography, scotch tasting and long walks on the beach. My favorite color is orange. I sometimes play music.

I learn fast. I want to work in places that test my skills and knowledge to the fullest. Knowledge is my ultimate goal. Email me, let's talk.

Life Stats

cups of coffee per week
games on Steam


These are some of the most notable projects I've worked on. They are completely open source.

More 'me'

My academic and professional history, as well as certain skills and knowledge is briefly outlined below.

Carnegie Mellon University

I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Master's degree in Computer Science, focusing on Systems, with an overall 3.71/4.00 GPA.

Ozyegin University

I studied B.Sc. in Computer Science at Ozyegin University between 2011 and 2015. Graduated as the valedictorian with a 4.00/4.00 GPA.

I held a teaching assistantship role in my second semester for the introductory Computer Science course. You can download my class notes here.

Notre Dame de Sion

I got my high school education in Lycée Français Notre Dame de Sion. Admitted in 2006, graduated in 2011. I loved every single moment.

Ozel ALEV Okulları

I had my elementary school education in ALEV. The school was founded by the graduates of Osterreichisches St. Georgs-Kolleg Istanbul, a prominent Austrian high school.


I was most recently part of Platform Abuse Team, working on scanning, detecting and reporting of abusive, illegal & illicit files and prevention of abusive behavior. Previously, I was part of the Previews Infrastructure Team, having worked on file preview generation, dealing with problems spanning OS security to distributed systems.


I did an internship at Amazon during the summer of 2016. As part of the Customer Protections Services team, I built a real-time log aggregator / processor / search / visualizer tool for our team to monitor their services.

Dogus Teknoloji

I did a 2-month internship with the Mobile Applications team. I developed 2 iOS apps, 2 Android apps, an iBeacon management server and created documentation on API management tool installation & configuration.

Microsoft Turkey

I attended the 2013 summer school of Microsoft Turkey. Had lectures from both key Microsoft employees and freelancers. As a final project, I developed a bowling game in Unity that can be played with the Leap Motion controller. The source code of this game is available on my GitHub profile.

ActiveBuilder Solutions

I did an intership in the Project Management Unit between July and August of 2012. This position gave me a great insight to the 'software development' process of a major Turkish bank.

Bilim Merkezleri Vakfı

I was a volunteer instructor for the Science Centers Association in Istanbul. I taught basic science concepts to children between the ages of 5 and 14.

Geeky stuff

I can sing in: Python, Go, TypeScript, JavaScript, HTML, React, C, SQL, Git, Linux, UNIX, Java

I can hum in: C++, C#, Objective-C, Swift, F#, MATLAB, SVN, Verilog, Spring, Hibernate, Django, Windows

Some: Photoshop, Unity

Others: My mom says I'm great but I'm not here to brag about myself...


- Turkish (Native)

- English (Exceptional)

- French (Great)

- Japanese (Can only say "I'm a cucumber")

- Italian (Can majestically ask for a toothpick)

Computer Science

- Cisco CCNA1 (Routing and Switching: Introduction to Networks) Certificate

- Microsoft Turkey Summer School 2013

- IBM DB2 Database and Application Fundamentals


- GRE General




I love photography and I try to do my fair share for this beautiful art. I used to shoot with people but due to the recent lack of people to shoot with, I'm a bit behind on my schedule. I have a Flickr profile with my finest photos. Vice President of the university Photography Club, between 2011 & 2012.


I'm an avid gamer. I love FPS, RTS, some RPGs. Some of my favorite games & series: Half-Life (STILL waiting for Half-Life 3 *cue sad music*), Portal, Assassin's Creed, Dead Space, BioShock, Hitman, Mass Effect, SW: KotOR, Dishonored, ... (I can go on)
I also love story telling in games. I usually play their story modes. 'Gone Home' made me cry...


Let's talk!

For any subject, please don't hesitate to contact me. Let's get a cup of coffee.

aeu@<this domain>
A. Emre Ünal