Assoc. Prof. EMRE AKBAŞ


Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering


Research Areas: Computer Sciences, Computer Vision, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Learning and Pattern Recognition, Computer Learning, Pattern Recognition and Image Processing, Neural Networks, Engineering and Technology

Education Information

2006 - 2011

2006 - 2011

Doctorate

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College Of Engineering, Department Of Electrical And Computer Engineering, United States Of America

2004 - 2006

2004 - 2006

Postgraduate

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering, Turkey

1999 - 2004

1999 - 2004

Undergraduate

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering, Turkey

Dissertations

2011

2011

Doctorate

Generation and analysis of segmentation trees for natural images

University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign, Department Of Electrical And Computer Engineering

2006

2006

Postgraduate

Automatic image annotation by ensemle of visual descriptors

Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering

Research Areas

Computer Sciences

Computer Vision

Computer Vision

Artificial Intelligence, Computer Learning and Pattern Recognition

Computer Learning

Pattern Recognition and Image Processing

Neural Networks

Engineering and Technology

Academic Titles / Tasks

2018 - Continues

2018 - Continues

Assistant Professor

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering

2015 - 2018

2015 - 2018

Assistant Professor

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering

2012 - 2015

2012 - 2015

Researcher

University of California, Santa Barbara, -, Department Of Psychological And Brain Sciences

2006 - 2011

2006 - 2011

Research Assistant

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mühendislik, Department Of Electrical And Computer Engineering

2005 - 2006

2005 - 2006

Research Assistant

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering

Managerial Experience

2018 - Continues

2018 - Continues

Deputy Head of Department

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering

Courses

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Signals and Systems for Computer Engineers

Postgraduate

Postgraduate

Deep Learning

Doctorate

Doctorate

Deep Learning

Postgraduate

Postgraduate

Deep Learning

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Logic Design

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Computer Engineering Design II

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Computer Engineering Design I

Advising Theses

2022

2022

Postgraduate

Streaming multiscale deep equilibrium models

Cinbiş R. G., AKBAŞ E. (Co-Advisor)

C.UFUK(Student)

2022

2022

Postgraduate

Character generation through self supervised vectorization

Akbaş E. (Advisor)

G.GÖKÇEOĞLU(Student)

2019

2019

Postgraduate

Human activity prediction using lifelogging data

Akbaş E., Yazıcı A. (Co-Advisor)

G.SARIARSLAN(Student)

2019

2019

Postgraduate

Does estimated depth help object detection?

Kalkan S. (Co-Advisor), Akbaş E.

B.ÇETİNKAYA(Student) Creative Commons License

Designed Lessons

Postgraduate

Postgraduate

Deep Generative Models

Cinbiş R. G., Kalkan S., Akbaş E.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate

ADVANCED DEEP LEARNING

Kalkan S., Akbaş E.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate

DEEP LEARNING

Kalkan S., Akbaş E.

Taught Courses And Trainings

2022 - 2022

2022 - 2022

Performance Measures in Visual Detection and Their Optimization

Academic Units - Course

Akbaş E., Kalkan S.

Research Infrastructure Information

January 2021

January 2021

CENTER FOR ROBOTICS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCESustainable Development

Implementation and Research Center - Directorate

Şahin E., Koku A. B., Ankaralı M. M., Akbaş E., Cinbiş R. G., Kalkan S., et al.

Published journal articles indexed by SCI, SSCI, and AHCI

Refereed Congress / Symposium Publications in Proceedings

2023

2023

Correlation Loss: Enforcing Correlation between Classification and Localization

Kahraman F., Oksuz K., KALKAN S., AKBAŞ E.

37th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2023, Washington, United States Of America, 7 - 14 February 2023, vol.37, pp.1087-1095 identifier

2022

2022

Streaming Multiscale Deep Equilibrium Models

ERTENLİ C. U., AKBAŞ E., CİNBİŞ R. G.

17th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2022, Tel-Aviv-Yafo, Israel, 23 - 27 October 2022, vol.13671 LNCS, pp.189-205 Creative Commons License identifier identifier

2021

2021

Rank & Sort Loss for Object Detection and Instance Segmentation

Oksuz K., Cam B. C., AKBAŞ E., KALKAN S.

18th IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), ELECTR NETWORK, 11 - 17 October 2021, pp.2989-2998 identifier identifier

2021

2021

ADVERSARIAL SEGMENTATION LOSS FOR SKETCH COLORIZATION

Hicsonmez S., Samet N., AKBAŞ E., DUYGULU ŞAHİN P.

2021 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2021, Alaska, United States Of America, 19 - 22 September 2021, vol.2021-September, pp.2403-2407 Creative Commons License identifier identifier

2020

2020

Generating positive bounding boxes for balanced training of object detectors

Oksuz K., Cam B. C., Akbaş E., Kalkan S.

2020 IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, WACV 2020, Colorado, United States Of America, 1 - 05 March 2020, pp.883-892 identifier identifier

2020

2020

HoughNet: Integrating Near and Long-Range Evidence for Bottom-Up Object Detection

Samet N., Hicsonmez S., Akbaş E.

16th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2020, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 23 - 28 August 2020, vol.12370 LNCS, pp.406-423 Creative Commons License identifier

2020

2020

A ranking-based, balanced loss function unifying classification and localisation in object detection

Oksuz K., Cam B. C., AKBAŞ E., KALKAN S.

34th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, NeurIPS 2020, Virtual, Online, 6 - 12 December 2020, vol.2020-December identifier

2020

2020

Reducing Label Noise in Anchor-Free Object Detection

Samet N., Hicsonmez S., AKBAŞ E.

31st British Machine Vision Conference, BMVC 2020, Virtual, Online, 7 - 10 September 2020 identifier

2019

2019

MicroExpNet: An Extremely Small and Fast Model For Expression Recognition From Face Images

Cugu I., Sener E., AKBAŞ E.

9th International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications (IPTA), İstanbul, Turkey, 6 - 09 November 2019 Creative Commons License identifier identifier

2019

2019

Self-Supervised Learning of 3D Human Pose using Multi-view Geometry

Kocabas M., Karagoz S., AKBAŞ E.

IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), California, United States Of America, 16 - 20 June 2019, pp.1077-1086 identifier identifier

2019

2019

Modeling and Decoding Complex Problem Solving Process by Artificial Neural Networks

Akan A. K., Kivilcim B. B., AKBAŞ E., Newman S. D., YARMAN VURAL F. T.

27th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), Sivas, Turkey, 24 - 26 April 2019 identifier identifier

2019

2019

Activity Learning from Lifelogging Images

Belli K., AKBAŞ E., Yazici A.

18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing (ICAISC), Zakopane, Poland, 16 June 2019 - 20 June 2109, vol.11509, pp.327-337 identifier identifier

2018

2018

MultiPoseNet: Fast Multi-Person Pose Estimation Using Pose Residual Network

KOCABAŞ M., KARAGÖZ S., AKBAŞ E.

15th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2018, Munich, Germany, 8 - 14 September 2018, pp.437-453 Creative Commons License identifier identifier

2018

2018

Localization recall precision (LRP): A new performance metric for object detection

Öksüz K., Çam B. C., Akbaş E., Kalkan S.

15th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2018, Munich, Germany, 8 - 14 September 2018, pp.521-537 Creative Commons License identifier identifier

2018

2018

Who draw this? Caricaturist recognition using convolutional neural networks Bunu kim çizdi? Evrişimsel sinir aǧlari ile karikatürist tanima

Hicsonmez S., SAMET N., AKBAŞ E., Duygulu P.

26th IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference, SIU 2018, İzmir, Turkey, 2 - 05 May 2018, pp.1-4 identifier

2017

2017

Could We Create A Training Set For Image Captioning Using Automatic Translation?

SAMET N., Hicsonmez S., Duygulu P., AKBAŞ E.

25th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), Antalya, Turkey, 15 - 18 May 2017 identifier identifier

2016

2016

Decoding Cognitive States Using the Bag of Words Model on fMRI Time Series

Sucu G., AKBAŞ E., Oztekin I., Mizrak E., Vural F. Y.

24th Signal Processing and Communication Application Conference (SIU), Zonguldak, Turkey, 16 - 19 May 2016, pp.2245-2248 identifier identifier

2014

2014

A Framework for Machine Vision based on Neuro-Mimetic Front End Processing and Clustering

Akbas E., WADHWA A., ECKSTEIN M., MADHOW U.

52nd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing Allerton, Illinois, United States Of America, 1 - 03 October 2014, pp.311-318 identifier identifier

2010

2010

Pedestrian recognition with a learned metric

Dikmen M., AKBAŞ E., Huang T. S., Ahuja N.

10th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, ACCV 2010, Queenstown, New Zealand, 8 - 12 November 2010, vol.6495 LNCS, pp.501-512 identifier

2009

2009

From ramp discontinuities to segmentation tree

AKBAŞ E., Ahuja N.

9th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, ACCV 2009, Xian, China, 23 - 27 September 2009, vol.5994 LNCS, pp.123-134 identifier

2010

2010

Low-level image segmentation based scene classification

Akbas E., Ahuja N.

2010 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2010, İstanbul, Turkey, 23 - 26 August 2010, pp.3623-3626 identifier

2007

2007

Automatic image annotation by ensemble of visual descriptors

Akbas E., VURAL F. T. Y.

IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Minnesota, United States Of America, 17 - 22 June 2007, pp.3620-3621 identifier identifier

2006

2006

Design of a feature set for face recognition problem

Akbas E., YARMAN-VURAL F. T.

21st International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS 2006), İstanbul, Turkey, 1 - 03 November 2006, vol.4263, pp.239-241 identifier identifier

2006

2006

A hierarchical classification system based on adaptive resonance theory

UYSAL M., Akbas E., YARMAN-VURAL F. T.

IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2006), Georgia, United States Of America, 8 - 11 October 2006, pp.2913-2914 identifier identifier

2006

2006

A comparison of features spaces for face recognition problem

OZYER G. T., Akbas E., VURAL F. Y.

IEEE 14th Signal Processing and Communications Applications, Antalya, Turkey, 16 - 19 April 2006, pp.750-751 identifier identifier

2005

2005

A comparison of fuzzy ARTMAP and AdaBoost methods in image retrieval problems Görüntü erişiminde bulanik ARTMAP ve AdaBoost yöntemlerinin karşilaştirmasi

AKBAŞ E., ÖZCANLI Ö. C., VURAL F. Y.

IEEE 13th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference, SIU 2005, Kayseri, Turkey, 16 - 18 May 2005, vol.2005, pp.691-694 identifier

Supported Projects

Patent

2023

2023

System for training neural networks that predict the parameters of a human mesh model using dense depth and part-based UV map annotations

Patent

Registered / Approved, The Invention Registration Number: US11798182B1 , Standard Registration

2022

2022

System for estimating a pose of one or more persons in a scene (US 11321868)

Patent

Registered / Approved, The Invention Registration Number: US 11,321,868 B1 , Standard Registration

2022

2022

System for estimating a three dimensional pose of one or more persons in a scene (US 11348279)

Patent

Registered / Approved, The Invention Registration Number: 11348279 , Standard Registration

2022

2022

System for estimating a three dimensional pose of one or more persons in a scene (US11521373B1)

Patent

Registered / Approved, The Invention Registration Number: US11521373B1 , Standard Registration

2021

2021

SYSTEM FOR ESTIMATING A THREE DIMENSIONAL POSE OF ONE OR MORE PERSONS IN A SCENE (US 11182924)

Patent

Registered / Approved, The Invention Registration Number: US 11,182,924 B1 , Standard Registration

2021

2021

System for estimating a pose of one or more persons in a scene

Patent

Registered / Approved, The Invention Registration Number: US 11,074,711 B1 , Standard Registration

2020

2020

System for estimating a three dimensional pose of one or more persons in a scene

Patent

Registered / Approved, The Invention Registration Number: US 10,853,970 B1 , Standard Registration

Activities in Scientific Journals

2022 - Continues

2022 - Continues

Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Committee Member

Scientific Refereeing

June 2021

June 2021

COGNITIVE SYSTEMS RESEARCH

Journal Indexed in SCI-E

April 2021

April 2021

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCES

Journal Indexed in SCI-E

January 2019

January 2019

IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2019

Other journals

December 2018

December 2018

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCES

SCI Journal

May 2018

May 2018

European Conference on Computer Vision 2018

Other journals

April 2018

April 2018

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCES

SCI Journal

January 2018

January 2018

IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2018

Other journals

Awards

June 2022

June 2022

ODTÜ Yılın Tezi Ödülü

Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü

April 2022

April 2022

Bilim Akademisi Genç Bilim İnsanları Ödül Programı

Bilim Akademisi

December 2020

December 2020

ODTÜ Parlar Vakfı Araştırma Teşvik Ödülü

Odtü Parlar Vakfı

March 2018

March 2018

H2020 MSCA IF Eşik Üstü Ödülü

TÜBİTAK

May 2010

May 2010

COGS/AI Award

The Beckman Institute For Advanced Science And Technology

August 2006

August 2006

Yılın en iyi tezi ödülü

Fen Bilimleri Enstitusu, Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi



Invited Talks

December 2022

December 2022

Imbalance in object detection and ranking-based loss functions to the rescue

Seminar

Workshop in Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV 2022)-China

August 2020

August 2020

Unified Evaluation and Training of Object Detectors using Localization-Recall-Precision (LRP)

Workshop

ECCV2020 Workshop on "Beyond mAP" -United Kingdom

Scholarships

2016 - 2018

2016 - 2018

TÜBİTAK 2232 Yurda Dönüş

TUBITAK

Citations

Total Citations (SCOPUS): 1098

h-index (SCOPUS): 15