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Dr. Yalin Bastanlar - Professor (Principal Investigator)

I studied civil engineering at the Middle East Technical University (METU) and obtained B.S. degree in 2001. I joined METU Informatics Institute for my graduate studies where I started to work on computer vision. I obtained M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Information Systems Department of Informatics Institute in April 2005 and July 2009, respectively. In 2011, I started as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology. I visited Perception Group at INRIA Rhone-Alpes as a visiting researcher for six months in 2008. I conducted a post-doctoral research visit to Oxford Brookes Vision Group in 2010 and a sabbatical year visit to George Mason University Computer Science Dept. in 2022.

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Dr. Yagiz Nalcakan - Research Assistant

I got my B.Sc. degree from Trakya University in August 2015 and M.Sc. degree from Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa in February 2019, both in Computer Engineering. I started my Ph.D. in February 2019 at the Department of Computer Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology and I’ve been working there as a Research Assistant since February 2020. In the Spring term of the 2021-2022 academic year, I spent six months at Seoul National University as a visiting researcher in Vehicle Dynamics & Control Laboratory with TUBİTAK 2214-a Scholarship. My Ph.D. research is on ‘Prediction of intended maneuvers of surrounding vehicles’.

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Kutay Özbay - MSc Candidate

I got my B.Sc. degree from Computer Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology in June 2023. My research is on ‘city-scale visual localization with outdoor panoramic images’.