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T. Metin Sezgin

Curriculum Vitae ]

Koc University, Associate Professor
Yale University, Visiting Fellow

Previous Affiliations
Harvard University, Visiting Professor
University of Cambridge, Postdoctoral Associate

Education
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.Sc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.Sc., Syracuse University

 Dr. Sezgin graduated summa cum laude with Honors from Syracuse University in 1999. He received his MS in 2001 and his PhD in 2006, both from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2006. He joined Koc University in 2009, and is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering.

Dr. Sezgin leads the Intelligent User Interfaces Lab at Koç University. His main research goal is enabling people to interact with computers in a more natural fashion by combining techniques from machine learning, computer vision, computer graphics and human-computer interaction.

  mtsezgin@ku.edu.tr

Current Members

                Name/Position                               Current Afilliation                                      Research                                                                                                  Contact                          

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Short Description
Social Links
Alpay Sabuncuoğlu <br> PhD Student
Alpay Sabuncuoğlu
PhD Student
Koç University

Early Programming Education with Shared Smartphones and Easy-to-Find Materials, Educational Interfaces

Bekir Berker Türker<br>PhD Student
Bekir Berker Türker
PhD Student
Senior Data Scientist Hepsiburada.com

Affect Burst Detection and Recognition (co-supervised)

Alican Akman<br>MSc Student
Alican Akman
MSc Student
Koç University

Generation of 3D Human Models and Animations Using Simple Sketches

Alara Zindancıoğlu <br> MSc Student
Alara Zindancıoğlu
MSc Student
Koç University

Explainable Artificial Intelligence, Generative Models for Video Synthesis

Ezgi Dede <br> MSc Student
Ezgi Dede
MSc Student
Koç University

Sketch-based Interfaces

Begüm Yalçın <br> Undergraduate Student
Begüm Yalçın
Undergraduate Student
Koç University

Kart-ON Project

Birkan Çelik <br> Undergraduate Student
Birkan Çelik
Undergraduate Student
Koç University

Sketch-based Interfaces

İrem Karaca <br> Undergraduate Student
İrem Karaca
Undergraduate Student
Koç University

Sketch-based Interfaces

Yağmur Akarken <br> Undergraduate Student
Yağmur Akarken
Undergraduate Student
Koç University

Kart-ON Project

Alumni

                Name/Position                                          Current Afilliation                                               Research                                                                               Contact                          

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yusuf Sahillioğlu<br>Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yusuf Sahillioğlu
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Middle East Technical University

Sketch-based Articulated 3D Shape Retrieval

Başak Alper<br>Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Başak Alper
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Visualization Literacy at Elementary School

Neşe Alyüz Çivitci<br>Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Neşe Alyüz Çivitci
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Research Scientist at Intel Labs, Intel Corporation

Formative Affective Interfaces

Senem Ezgi Emgin<br>PhD Student
Senem Ezgi Emgin
PhD Student
Apple

Vibrotactile Touch Screens

Çağlar Tırkaz<br>PhD Student
Çağlar Tırkaz
PhD Student
Applied Scientist at Amazon

Sketch and Attribute Based Query Interfaces (co-supervised)

Ayşe Küçükyılmaz<br>PhD Student
Ayşe Küçükyılmaz
PhD Student
Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham

Haptic Role Allocation and Intention Negotiation in Human-Robot Collaboration (co-supervised)

R. Sinan Tümen<br>PhD Student
R. Sinan Tümen
PhD Student
Koç University

Learning Stroke Fragmentation and Sketch Segmentation

Çağla Çığ Karaman<br>PhD Student
Çağla Çığ Karaman
PhD Student
Sahibinden.com

Gaze-Aware Predictive Multimodal Interfaces

Zana Buçinca<br>MSc Student
Zana Buçinca
MSc Student
Harvard University

Incorporating Affect into Dialog Generation

Kurmanbek Kaiyrbekov<br>MSc Student
Kurmanbek Kaiyrbekov
MSc Student
John Hopkins University

Stroke-based Sketched Symbol Segmentation And Generation (Deep Learning)

Ozan Can Altıok<br>MSc Student
Ozan Can Altıok
MSc Student
Unscrambl, Inc.

Multimodal Interfaces for Motion Retrieval

Shabbir Marzban<br>MSc Student
Shabbir Marzban
MSc Student
Lahore University of Management Sciences

Affect Burst Detection and Recognition (co-supervised)

Erelcan Yanık<br>MSc Student
Erelcan Yanık
MSc Student
HAVELSAN

Active Learning for Sketch Recognition

Cansu Şen<br>MSc Student
Cansu Şen
MSc Student
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Semi-Supervised Multimodal Intelligent Content Translator

Kemal Tuğrul Yeşilbek<br>MSc Student
Kemal Tuğrul Yeşilbek
MSc Student
Elify.io

Effective Data Collection Strategies for Sketch-Based Interfaces

Atakan Arasan<br>MSc Student
Atakan Arasan
MSc Student
Kargarn Yün Akrilik

Haptic Stylus with Inertial and Vibro Tactile Feedback (co-supervised)

Banuçiçek Gürcüoğlu<br>MSc Student
Banuçiçek Gürcüoğlu
MSc Student
GE Aviation

Learning People's Perception of Messiness for Hand-drawn Sketches

Özem Kalay<br>MSc Student
Özem Kalay
MSc Student
Seven Bridges

Detection of Recognition Errors from Eye Gaze Behavior in Sketch Recognition Interfaces

S. Özgür Öğüz<br>MSc Student
S. Özgür Öğüz
MSc Student
Uni Stuttgart and MPI

A Negotiation Model for Affective Visuo-Haptic Communication Between a Human Operator and a Machine (co-supervised)

Ceren Kocaogullar <br> Undergraduate Student
Ceren Kocaogullar
Undergraduate Student
Koç University

A game to teach the core concepts of machine learning

Tuğrulcan Elmas<br>Summer Researcher
Tuğrulcan Elmas
Summer Researcher
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Using Sketch Auto-Completion in Video Retrieval Engines

Arda İçmez<br>Summer Researcher
Arda İçmez
Summer Researcher
Facebook

Acceleration of Sketch Auto-Completion using Parallel Computing

Amirhossein Sayyafan<br>Summer Researcher
Amirhossein Sayyafan
Summer Researcher
Washington State University

Demonstration of Sketch Auto-Completion in Real Life

Semih Günel<br>Summer Researcher
Semih Günel
Summer Researcher
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Algorithm Optimization in Sketch Auto-Completion

Elif Yağmur Eyrice<br>Summer Researcher
Elif Yağmur Eyrice
Summer Researcher
Accenture

Demonstration of Sketch Auto-Completion in Real Life

Sardar Bonabi<br>Summer Researcher
Sardar Bonabi
Summer Researcher
Pars Arash Iran

Efficient Annotation for Semi-Automated Content Translation

Zahra Montazeri<br>Summer Researcher
Zahra Montazeri
Summer Researcher
UC Irvine

Visualization of Big Data for e-Learning

Ahmet Bağlan<br>Summer Researcher
Ahmet Bağlan
Summer Researcher
Market Risk Modelling at Nordea

Sketch Auto-Completion by Grouping Classes

Mustafa Tülü<br>Summer Researcher
Mustafa Tülü
Summer Researcher
argeX Research and Development LTD.

Fixtures for Ambient Traffic-Density Signage

Mustafa Emre Acer<br>Summer Researcher
Mustafa Emre Acer
Summer Researcher
Google

Sketch Recognition

Eren Sezener <br>  Summer Researcher
Eren Sezener
Summer Researcher
Google DeepMind

Online Gaze Recognition Interface

Emrah Şamdan<br>Summer Researcher
Emrah Şamdan
Summer Researcher
Thundra

Robust Primitive Extraction for Free-Hand Strokes

Orhan Can Ceylan <br> Summer Researcher
Orhan Can Ceylan
Summer Researcher
Deliveroo

Multi-touch Applications in Windows 7

İsmail Ulutürk<br>Summer Researcher
İsmail Ulutürk
Summer Researcher
University of South Florida

2D Sketch Recognition

H. Gökhan Himmetoglu<br>BSc Student
H. Gökhan Himmetoglu
BSc Student
The University of British Columbia

Sketch Recognition and Throat Microphone Recognition