I am a faculty member at Department of Computer Engineering
at Bilkent University.
I am the co-director of RETINA
Vision and Learning Group. Previously, I was a post-doctoral researcher
at the Informedia project at Carnegie Mellon University. I completed my
PhD, MSc and BS studies at the Department
of Computer Engineering, of Middle
East Technical University, Turkey. From February 2001 to May 2002 I was
a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley in
Computer Vision Group
and Digital Library Project.
During summer 2004, I was a senior researcher at CLSP Summer Workshop on Joint Visual Text
Modeling at Johns Hopkins University.
My research interests include computer vision and multimedia data mining,
specifically object and face recognition, semantic analysis and retrieval
of large multimedia collections, historical document
understanding and action recognition.