Koc University Intelligent User Interfaces Lab

MS and PhD applicants: Apply now for three new projects. See details below.

Postdoc positions also available.

We are interested in enabling natural human-computer interaction by combining techniques from computer vision, machine learning, computer graphics, human-computer interaction and psychology. Specific areas that we focus on include:

  • multimodal human-computer interfaces,
  • affective computing,
  • pen-based interfaces, 
  • sketch-based applications, 
  • intelligent user interfaces
  • applications of computer vision and machine learning to solving real world problems.
  • Browse through the publications and research pages to get a flavor of IUI@KU


    NEWS

    New: Open Postdoctoral and Doctoral Positions in Automatic Emotion Recognition and Machine Learning. Check out the open positions page.

    New: Dr. Sezgin has received the Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA-GEBİP). 

    New: Dr. Sezgin has been awarded a European Union Grant under the FP7 ICT program. The Koc University IUI Laboratory will work together with an international team of researchers from institutions including the University of Cambridge, Technical University of Munich, and University of Genoa. We have open positions for postdocs, as well as PhD and MSc candidates. For inquiries, contact Dr. Sezgin. 

    New: Dr. Sezgin has been awarded a TUBITAK 1003 Grant. The grant will support research in development and evaluation of pen-based intelligent user interfaces for eLearning in the context of the FATIH initiative. Of hundreds of initial proposals submitted to the 1003 call, only 67 made it past the first round, and only nine were eventually funded at the end of the second round reviews. 

    New:  Sezgin&Sezgin's article on finding portable congruential random number generators has been accepted for publication in the Computer Physics Communications journal. 

    New: DPFrag: A Trainable  Stroke Fragmentation Framework based on Dynamic Programming by R.Sinan Tümen and Tevfik Metin Sezgin has been accepted for publication in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications.  

    New: Dr. Sezgin will attend the ICT Proposers Day 2012 in Warsaw. 

    New: Memory Conscious Sketched Symbol Recognition by Caglar Tirkaz, Berrin Yanikoglu and Tevfik Metin Sezgin has been accepted to ICPR 2012. 

    New Funding Awarded. Dr. Sezgin has been awarded a SANTEZ Grant by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. We are currently taking applications for two research student positions. (July 2012)

    New:  Intention Recognition for Dynamic Role Exchange in Haptic Collaboration by Ayse Kucukyilmaz, Tevfik Metin Sezgin, and Cagatay Basdogan has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Haptics.

    New:  The Role of Roles: Physical Cooperation between Humans and Robots by Alexander Mörtl, Martin Lawitzky, Ayse Kucukyilmaz, Tevfik Metin Sezgin, Cagatay Basdogan, and Sandra Hirche has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Robotics Research.

    New:  Sketched Symbol Recognition with Auto-Completion by Caglar Tirkaz, Berrin Yanikoglu and Tevfik Metin Sezgin has been accepted for publication in Pattern Recognition.

    New: Dr. Sezgin's article, Sketch Recognition in Interspersed Drawings Using Time-Based Graphical Modelshas made it to Elsevier's Most Cited Articles list for the Computers & Graphics Journal

    New Funding Awarded. Along with Oguzhan Ozcan of the Media and Visual Arts at Koc University, Dr. Sezgin has been awarded a researcher position by Koc Sistem on Touchless Gesture-based 3D Interactive Human-Machine Interfaces. We are currently taking applications for research student positions. (Apr 2011)

    New Funding Awarded: Dr. Sezgin has been awarded a Career Grant by the Turkish Research Council (TUBITAK). We are currently taking applications for research student positions. (Jan 2011)

    New Funding Awarded: IUI Lab at Koc has been awarded a major three year project by Turk Telekom. We are currently taking applications for research student positions. (Dec 2010)