Aykut Erdem is an Associate Professor in the Department of Compu- ter Engineering at Hacettepe University, where he is a member of the Computer Vision Lab. Prior to joining Hacettepe University in 2010, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Computer Science Department of Ca’Foscari University of Venice in Italy. He received his PhD degree in Computer Engineering from METU in 2008, and before that, he obtained his BSc and MSc degrees from the same ins- titution in 2001 and 2003, respectively. During his PhD studies, he was a visiting researcher at Virginia Tech during Summer 2004 and a visiting scholar at MIT for Fall 2007.
His research interests span a diverse set of topics, ranging from image editing to visual saliency estimation, and to multimodal lear- ning for integrated vision and language.