Recent Collaborators and Visitors

  • Ilker Birbil (Sabanci Univ.)

  • Figen Oztoprak (Bilgi Univ.)

  • Sinan Yildirim (Sabanci Univ.)

  • Kamer Kaya (Sabanci)

  • Umut Simsekli (ParisTech)

  • Burak Acar (Bogazici)

  • Serap Kirbiz (Mef)

Current Postdocs

  • Yener Ulker (Algosis), Financial Data Analysis, Algorithmic Trading

  • Arman Boyaci (OpenMaker) Social Media Monitoring

Current Graduate and Undergraduate Students

  • PhD (Thesis phase)

    • Beyza Ermis (2012-), Coupled Tensor Factorisations, Link Prediction, Privacy Preserving ML

    • Serhan Danis (2014-), Distributed tracking and localization

    • Ertug Karamatli (2012-), Deep Learning for polyphonic music transcription

    • Caner Turkmen, (2014-), Bayesian inference methods for high-frequency trading

    • Baris Kurt (2010-), Statistical Analysis of Network Traffic, Now at Amazon, Berlin, DE

    • Murat Semerci (2015-) Kernels and Tensor based Methods

  • PhD (Pre-proposal phase)

    • Gokhan Capan, (2014-), Distributed systems for Machine Learning

  • PhD (Pre-proficiency phase)

  • PhD (Taking Classes)

    • Alper Baspinar, (2015-),

    • Enes Taylan, (2017-),

  • PhD (Co-Supervision)

  • MSc

    • Cagri Sofuoglu (2016-) Analysis of macroeconomical systems using Monte Carlo

    • Ilker Gundogdu (CSE) (2015-) Inference in Stochastic Kinematic models

    • Semih Akbayrak (CSE) (2015-) Knowledge Graphs with tensor decompositions

    • Alper Kamil Bozkurt (2015-) Distributed Sequential Monte Carlo

    • Burak Kurutmaz (2016-) Bayesian Model Selection for Matrix and Tensor decompositions

    • Bugrahan Sahin (2016-)

  • Undergraduate Projects

Alumni

  • Postdoc

    • Andre Holzapfel (Marie Curie fellow), Rhythmus, now assist. Prof. at KTH, Sweden

  • PhD

    • Umut Simsekli (2011-2015), Tensor Fusion: Learning In Heterogeneous And Distributed Data, now assist. Prof. in Telecom ParisTech, France

    • Kenan Yilmaz (2009-2012), Bayesian Matrix and Tensor Factorisations, now CEO at Sibnet, Istanbul

    • Onur Dikmen (2006-2009), now Postdoc at Helsinki University, Finland

    • Isik Baris Fidaner (2010-2016), Bayesian Nonparametrics, Bioinformatics, now postdoc at Northeastern U. Boston

  • PhD (Co-Supervision)

    • Dogac Basaran (2008-2015) (with Emin Anarim, EE), Multichannel Source Separation and Audio matching, now at Netas, Istanbul

    • Cemil Demir (2009-2014) (with Murat Saraclar, EE), Speech Music Separation, Researcher at Tubitak

    • Cem Keskin (2009-2012) (with Lale Akarun, CMPE), now with Microsoft Research, Seattle

    • Paul Peeling (2006-2008 with Simon Godsill), now with Matlab, Cambridge, UK

    • Nick Whiteley (2005-2006 with Simon Godsill), now Lecturer in Bristol stats department, UK

    • Wojciech Zajdel (2003-2004 UvA with Ben Krose), now Researcher at Eagle vision, Netherlands

  • MSc

    • Cagatay Yildiz (2014-2017) Inference and Parameter Estimation in Bayesian Change Point Models, now PhD student at Aalto University, Finland

    • Taha Yusuf Ceritli (CSE) (2015-2017) Modeling Bounded Data with Sum Conditioned Poisson Factorization, now PhD student at Alan Turing Inst. and University of Edinburgh, UK

    • Abdulkadir Celikkanat (2015-2017) Sampling and Counting Random Graphs with Prescribed Degrees, PhD student

    • Kemal Oksuz (2015-2016) Multiobject tracking, Turkish Armed Forces

    • Hakan Guldas (2011-2015), (with Nick Whiteley) Particle filtering with bounded interactions, now PhD student at Mathematisch Instituut, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands

    • Cem Subakan (2011-2013), (with Bulent Sankur, EE), Sequence Classification with Nonparametric Bayesian and Spectral Methods, PhD student at Columbia University, CS

    • Turkan Hamzaoglu (2010-2012), Statistical Analysis of Graphs with abrupt Changes, SW Eng. at Garanti bank

    • Beyza Ermis (2011-2012), (with Evrim Acar) Matrix and Tensor Factorisations for Link Prediction, PhD student at Bogazici Cmpe

    • Safiye Celik (2011-2012), Nonparametric Bayesian Biclustering,PhD student at University of Washington, Seattle, Computational Systems Biology Group

    • Ertug Karamatli (SWE 2011), Nearest Neighbor Search using Locality Sensitive Hashing, PhD student at Bogazici Cmpe

    • Umut Simsekli (2010), Real time pitch tracking with Bayesian changepoint models, PhD student at Bogazici Cmpe

    • Sinan Yildirim (2008-2009 with Aysin Ertuzun), Now Faculty at Sabanci University, Turkey

    • Tim van Kasteren (2004-2005), (University of Amsterdam)

  • Undergraduate

    • Doruk Demirci, (2017), Classification with deep learning on Theano

    • Burak Suyunu (2017), Document Clustering

    • Mehmet Akif Çördük (2017), Document Clustering

    • Ahmet Zorer (2017), Recommendation Systems

    • Mahmut Uğur Taş (2017), Recommendation Systems

    • Müslüm Bariş Uçaktürk (2017),

    • Alptekin Orbay (2017) Linear Dynamical Systems

    • Mert Cem Taşdemir (2017), Medical Diagnosis systems

    • Enes Özipek (2017),

    • Arda Çinar (2017), Data Visualization

    • Evin Pinar Örnek, (2017) Data Visualization

    • Erce Gurel (2016), Data Visualization

    • Gorkem Onder (2016), Data Visualization

    • Doruk Kilitçioğlu (2016), Analysis of financial news

    • Mert Cem Tasdemir (2016), Probabilistic Expert Systems for Diagnosis

    • Murat Cenk Batman (2016), Implementation of a Realtime Pitch Tracker

    • Bugrahan Sahin (2016), Time series Analysis via stochastic volatility models using MCMC methods, now MSc Student at Bogazici

    • Cem Ozen (2016), Matrix and Tensor factorization for Customer behavior analysis

    • Behlülcan Mert Çotuk (2016), Implementation of a Realtime Tempo Tracker as a VST Plugin

    • Umut Gülsün (2016), Implementation of a Realtime Tempo Tracker as a VST Plugin

    • Mustafa Onur Eken (2016), TrueSkill, Bayesian Skill Matching, now MSc Student in TU Munich

    • Mert Oğuz (2016) Analysis of financial news, now at MasterCard

    • Burak Kurutmaz (2016) Bayesian Model Selection, now MSc Student at Bogazici

    • Baris Kaya (2015-) Uniform sampling of graphs with a given degree sequence, now at Facebook

    • Alper Kamil Bozkurt (2015), Machine Learning on the GPU, now MSc Student at Bogazici

    • Burcak Agridag (2015), Beat Tracking, now MSc Student at TU Aachen, Germany

    • Yusuf Tarik Gunaydin (2014), Adaptive Realtime Phase Vocoder

    • Elcin Kulatu (2014) Temporal analysis of Turkish maqam music, now MSc Student in Trento

    • Saziye Toksari (2014) Tonal analysis of Turkish maqam music

    • Talha Kaya (2014) Game engine development, now in Barcelona

    • Nazire Aslan (2014) Game engine development, now in Barcelona

    • Kaya Tatar (2014) Cluster methods for Ising models, now PhD student at MIT, Physics

    • Hidir Yuzuguzel (2013) (with Emin Anarim, EE) Learning and Inference in bipartite graphs, finished MSc at Tampere, Finland, now in Germany

    • Sarper Sertoglu (2013) Tensor Factorisations and deep learning, now MSc student at Columbia

    • Alper Gungormusler (2013) VST Plugin development and User Interface Design for interactive sound synthesis

    • Rumeysa Camdereli (2013) Binaural Spatial audio rendering and virtual auditory scene reconstruction

    • Onur Yavuz (2011-2012), NMF methods for Collaborative Filtering and Recommendation Systems (Best Project Award)

    • Burak Uyar (2012), Adaptive MIDI sequencer

    • Orcun Yildiz, (2012), ATM Defect Prediction, now M.Sc. student in KTH, Sweden

    • Cem Subakan (2011 BOUN EE), Tensor Factorisation applications, now PhD student at UIUC CS

    • Irene Vidyanti, (2007 UCAM)

    • John Matthews (2006 UCAM)