I am an Assistant Professor in Beykent University Computer Engineering Department, Ayazağa, Istanbul, Turkey. I have been also serving as the Department Chair, a member of Faculty Board of Engineering and Architecture Faculty, a member of Executive Board of Institute of Science and Engineering since September 2011; and Vice Dean at Engineering and Architecture Faculty since May 2012.
I graduated from Bilkent University Computer Engineering Dept. in 1999, and finished my M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the same department in 2001 and 2009, respectively. Formerly, I was a member of Bilkent University Multimedia Database Group between 1999 and 2004. I worked as a project specialist in Sabanci University between 2003 and 2004. I have also worked at Havelsan A.Ş. for 6 years between 2004 and 2010, and gained industrial experience as a software engineer and a researcher.
My research interests include video surveillance (abnormal event detection, surveillance event classification, human action recognition, visual privacy), image and video retrieval (object-based low-level feature extraction, document/textual image processing, handwritten text recognition, distance-learning video database modeling and querying, socio-mobile media retrieval), cloth simulation, and network-centric data management.