Aykut Erdem, Ph.D


Aykut Erdem obtained his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from our department. He received his Ph.D. in 2008, on “Simultaneous Bottom-up/Top-down Processing in Early and Mid Level Vision” and is continuing his academic pursuits at Dept. of Computer Science at University of Venice "Ca' Foscari". His current research is in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. More specifically, he is interested in exploring the role of similarity and the utilization of contextual information in computer vision and pattern recognition problems. Currently, he is working on unsupervised shape classification and graph-based semi-supervised learning, in which he utilizes evolutionary game theory as the underlying mathematical machinery.

Aykut worked as a Teaching Research Assistant in our department throughout his graduate studies and assisted in Image Processing, Dynamic Systems, Scientific Computing, Logic for CS and Computer Graphics courses. He was an Invited Researcher in Bioinformatics Institute of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia, USA (2004), in Department of Mathematics (worked with Jayant Shah), Northeastern University, Boston, USA (2006), and in Department of Architecture, Computation Group (worked with George Stiny), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA (2007).

Selected Publications

  1. E. Baseski, A. Erdem and S. Tari. Dissimilarity Between Two Skeletal Trees in a Context. Pattern Recognition, Vol. 42, Issue 3, pp. 370-385, March 2009
  2. C. Aslan, A. Erdem, E. Erdem and S. Tari. Disconnected Skeleton: Shape at its Absolute Scale. IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Vol. 30, No. 12, pp. 2188-2203, December 2008
  3. A. Erdem, E. Erdem, V. Atalay, A. E. Cetin. Vision-based continuous Graffiti-like text entry system. Optical Engineering, Vol. 43, Issue 3, pp. 553-558, March 2004
people/alumni/aykut/index.txt · Last modified: 2010/07/21 22:44 by Ahmet Sacan