April 09, 2021
Dr. Metin Sezgin is an Associate Professor at Koç University and leads the Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) Lab. Their main research focus is human-computer interaction and intelligent user interfaces. In this episode, we talk about their ongoing work at IUI Lab on sketch interpretation and its relation to language and cartoons as well as his take on teaching and collaborations with industry. Click here to listen.
January 31, 2021
In this episode, we talk to some of our fellows who completed their first term at KUIS AI. They share the current state of their research, as well as their goals looking into the future. We also discuss the application process for KUIS AI, and give some tips to future applicants, so check out if you’re aspiring to become a fellow! Click here to listen.
Thanks to the fellows who participated in this episode:
Ahmet Canberk Baykal
Ege Onat Özsuer
Kaan Adil Akan
Also special thanks to Necla Mutlu, our co-host and moderator for this episode.
December 31, 2020
Welcome to the last episode of the year! In this episode, we interview Prof. Deniz Yuret, the founding director of KUIS AI and professor of computer engineering at Koç University. We talk about Deep Learning revolution(s), the relationship between language and creativity, a multidisciplinary look into AI research, his fascination with research as well as struggles, and his dreams and goals with KUIS AI looking into the future. Click here to listen.
December 17, 2020
Dr. Barış Akgün is an Assistant Professor at Koç University. He leads the Alive Lab at Koc. They work on designing systems and algorithms for robots that can operate autonomously in complex real-world environments, side-by-side with humans. Click here to listen.
October 2, 2020
Dr. Didem Unat, the first computer scientist in Turkey to receive an ERC award and recipient of several other awards*. She leads ParCoreLab on high-performance computing at Koc. They work on designing programming models for computer architectures as well as optimizing deep learning frameworks such as Tensorflow and DeepGraph Library for speed. Click here to listen.