PhD Students

Buket Yüksel
B. Berker Türker

B. Berker Türker received his B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Communication Eng. from Izmir Institute of Technology. He is currently pursuing Ph.D. degree in the Electrical Engineering Department of Koc University. His research interests include human-computer interaction, affective computing, social robotics and audio-visual signal processing.

Office: ENG 147
M. A. Tuğtekin Turan

Tuğtekin is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in MVGL under the supervision of Dr. Engin Erzin. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Bilkent University and Koç University in 2011 and 2013, respectively. His interests lie in audio-speech signal processing, wearable computation and speech enhancement. His current research involves automatic dietary monitoring by utilizing on-body sensing solutions to obtain ingestion characteristics.

Office: ENG 147
Hossein Khaki

Hossein is a PhD candidate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Koç University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degree from University of Tehran in 2010 and Sharif University of Technology in 2012, respectively. Then, he joined Multimedia, Vision and Graphics Laboratory (MVGL) as a PhD student in 2013. His research interest includes multimodal emotion recognition, unsupervised temporal clustering, and application of deep learning in multimodal signal processing. Visit here.

Office: ENG 147
Syeda Narjis Fatima

Syeda Narjis Fatima did his bachelors in Electrical engineering from Air University, Pakistan in 2007. From 2007-2008, she worked as Research Engineer at Air University. In 2010, she obtained her Masters from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, P.R. China, with specialization in Signal and Information Processing and did research work on distributive compression techniques for hyperspectral imagery. From 2010-2013, she taught as a Lecturer at the Department of Electrical engineering, Air University. She is currently a research assistant at the Multimedia Visions and Graphics Laboratory (MVGL) and pursuing a Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Engin Erzin at the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey. Her current research interests focus on affective emotion recognition in dyadic settings and multimodal signal processing for
human-computer interfaces.

Office: ENG 143
Rizwan Sadiq

Rizwan is currently a PhD student at MVGL working with Assoc. Prof. Engin Erzin. He received his Masters in Electronic Engineering from International Islamic university Islamabad in 2011, and Bechlors in Computer Engineering from COMSATS Abbottabad in 2007. His research interest includes emotion recognition, machine learning for emotional speech and videos, domain adaptations and transfer learning. Currently he is working on speech driven affective facial animations.

Office: ENG 143
Altynbek Isabekov

Altynbek is a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Koç University. He received a B.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and the M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Koç University in 2009 and 2011, respectively. In general, his research interests include speech processing, machine learning, and embedded systems. His current research is focused on solving continuous emotion recognition task and designing new generative models for deep learning. View more here.

Office: ENG 143
Selin Yılmaz

Selin Yılmaz is currently a Ph.D. student at Media Vision and Graphics Lab (MVGL) in Koç University under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ahmet Murat Tekalp. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey in 2012. Her research interests include software-defined networking, cloud computing and quality of service (QoS). Visit here.

Office: ENG 147
Emel Küpçü

Emel is a PhD candidate at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Koç University. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Ankara University. She obtained her Master’s degree from the Department of Electrical Sciences and Computer Engineering at Brown University, with the support of a Turkish government scholarship. She then worked as a research assistant at the Department of Computer Engineering at Marmara University for 5 years. Her current research on computer vision involves 3D point matching, registration of 3D point clouds, and 3D reconstruction using depth sensors for highly noisy and occluded datasets.

Office: ENG Z20
K. Tolga Bağcı
Office: ENG 147