<!-- saved from url=(0032)http://home.ku.edu.tr/~mtsezgin/ --> <html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-16LE"><meta http-equiv="refresh" content="3; url=http://iui.ku.edu.tr/people/" /><link id="noteanywherecss" media="screen" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="data:text/css,.note-anywhere%20.closebutton%7Bbackground-image%3A%20url%28chrome-extension%3A//bohahkiiknkelflnjjlipnaeapefmjbh/asset/deleteButton.png%29%3B%7D%0A.note-anywhere%20%7Bbackground-color%3A%20%23FFF046%3B%7D%0A.note-anywhere%20%7Bcolor%3A%20%23000066%3B%7D%0A.note-anywhere%20%20.edit%20%7Bfont-family%3A%20null%3B%7D%0A.note-anywhere%20%20.edit%20%7Bfont-size%3A%20null%3B%7D%0A.note-anywhere%20.timestamp%20%7Bbackground-color%3A%20%23DDBB00%3B%7D%0A.note-anywhere%20.timestamp%20%7Bcolor%3A%20%23FFFFFF%3B%7D"></head><body><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:777px;" summary="content panel" width="98%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><strong>T. M</strong><strong>ETIN&nbsp;</strong><strong>S</strong><strong>EZGIN, Ph.D.</strong></p> <h3>&nbsp;[&nbsp;<a href="http://iui.ku.edu.tr/images/documents/sezgin-cv.pdf" mce_href="/images/documents/sezgin-cv.pdf">Curriculum Vitae</a>&nbsp;]</h3> <p><strong>Assoc. Prof., Department of Computer Engineering</strong></p> <p><strong>Areas of Interest</strong><br> - Machine Learning<br> - Deep, Transfer and Active Learning<br> - Artificial Intelligence<br> - Intelligent User Interfaces<br> - Gesture, Sketch, Speech, and Affect Recognition </p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" height="287" style="width:585px;" width="731"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><a href="http://iui.ku.edu.tr/images/documents/sezgin-cv.pdf" mce_href="/images/documents/sezgin-cv.pdf" target="_parent"><img alt="http://iui.ku.edu.tr/images/pics/metin-sm.jpg" border="0" src="./index_files/metin-sm.jpg" width="200"></a></p> </td> <td> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4><em>Previous Affiliations and Education</em></h4> <p><strong>Post. Doc. University of Cambridge<br> Ph.D&nbsp;Massachusetts Institute of Technology<br> M.Sc&nbsp;Massachusetts Institute of Technology<br> B.Sc&nbsp;Syracuse University</strong></p> <p><br> &nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong>Biography:</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>I graduated summa cum laude with Honors from&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.syr.edu/" mce_href="http://www.syr.edu" target="_blank">Syracuse University</a></strong>&nbsp;in 1999. I received my MS in 2001 and PhD in 2006, both from&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.mit.edu/" mce_href="http://www.mit.edu" target="_blank">Massachusetts Institute of Technology</a></strong>. I joined the&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.cam.ac.uk/" mce_href="http://www.cam.ac.uk" target="_blank">University of Cambridge</a>&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/" mce_href="http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk" target="_blank"><strong>Computer Laboratory</strong>&nbsp;</a>as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2006. As of Jan 2009, I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering at&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.ku.edu.tr/" mce_href="http://www.ku.edu.tr">Koc University</a></strong>, Istanbul.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p><p>I lead the&nbsp;<a href="http://iui.ku.edu.tr/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=category&amp;layout=blog&amp;id=48&amp;Itemid=53" mce_href="/" target="_blank"><strong>Intelligent User Interfaces Lab</strong>&nbsp;</a>at&nbsp;Ko, and my main research goal is enabling people to interact with computers in a more natural fashion by combining techniques from machine learning,&nbsp;computer vision,&nbsp;computer graphics and human-computer interaction.&nbsp;&nbsp;My research is funded by institutions including the European Research Council, Turkish National Science Foundation, Turkish Academy of Sciences, Turkish Ministry of Science &amp; Technology, and corporate sponsors. Check out the IUI Lab for open positions, and more details on ongoing projects.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong>&nbsp;</p> <pre><strong>Email:</strong> mtsezgin [] ku.edu.tr <strong>Phone:</strong> +90 212 338 1540 <strong>Fax:</strong> +90 212 338 1540 </pre> <p><em><strong><del>Open Research Positions</del></strong></em>&nbsp;<em>This position has now closed.</em></p> <p>Area: Intelligent Multimodal Interfaces</p> <p>We are looking for exceptionally bright and motivated MS and PhD students&nbsp;to&nbsp;work on an international joint project that aims&nbsp;to&nbsp;build intelligent multimodal interfaces for military planning. The research draws from and contributes&nbsp;to&nbsp;machine learning, computer vision and speech recognition research with the eventual goal of creating natural and easy&nbsp;to&nbsp;use intelligent user interfaces. The objective of the project is&nbsp;to&nbsp;recognize spoken commands and interpret hand-drawn diagrams&nbsp;to&nbsp;infer military plans, hence past experience in speech recognition, computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning and human-computer interfaces is a plus, but not required. The work will be carried out in collaboration with:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.cam.ac.uk/">University of Cambridge&nbsp;</a>, UK</li> <li><a href="http://www.tamu.edu/">Texas A&amp;M University</a>, USA</li> <li><a href="http://www.hmc.edu/">Harvey&nbsp;Mudd&nbsp;College</a>, USA</li> </ul> <p>The work will build on the principal investigator's previous work on sketch recognition at MIT, and will be completed at&nbsp;Koc&nbsp;University. There will be opportunities for short term collaborative visits and extended summer stays at&nbsp;University&nbsp;of&nbsp;Cambridge&nbsp;and&nbsp;Texas&nbsp;A&amp;MUniversity. The post covers the cost of tuition and includes a monthly stipend of up&nbsp;to&nbsp;2500YTL.</p> <p>Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis, although applicants are encouraged to contact the&nbsp;principala&nbsp;investigator and apply early to maximize their chances. Interested applicants should send a copy of their CV&nbsp;to&nbsp; mtsezgin at ku.edu.tr</p> <p>Principal Investigator's contact information for further inquiries:</p> <p>Dr.&nbsp;Metin&nbsp;Sezgin<br> <a href="http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mts33">http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mts33</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> </body></html>