I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Engineering, at Bilkent University. During my graduate studies, I was a doctoral researcher in the LEAR (now THOTH) team, at INRIA Grenoble, France, from 2010 until 2014, where my advisors were Jakob Verbeek and Cordelia Schmid, and received a PhD degree in computer science from Université de Grenoble. I received an M.A. degree in computer science from Boston University, USA, in 2010, where my advisor was Stan Sclaroff.
My research interests include computer vision and machine learning, with special interest in statistical image models, deep learning, and weakly supervised learning with applications to large-scale object detection and image/video categorization.