CV - Ömer Deniz Akyıldız

Deniz Akyıldız
Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Bo˘gazi¸ci University, Istanbul.
Email: [email protected]
Computational statistics; machine learning; probability.
PhD in Electrical and Electronics Eng., Bo˘gazi¸ci University
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. A. Taylan Cemgil
2012 – Present
MSc in Telecommunications Eng., Istanbul
Technical University
2010 – 2012
Thesis Title: A Structured Sparse Decomposition Method for Audio Signals
BSc in Telecommunications Eng., Istanbul
Technical University
Thesis Title: Anisotropic Diffusion in Image Processing
2005 – 2010
˙ Bayram,
1. “Primal-Dual Algorithms for Audio Decomposition Using Mixed Norms”, I.
¨ D. Akyıldız, Journal of Signal, Image and Video Processing, 2013.
¨ D.
2. “An Analysis Prior Based Decomposition Method for Audio Signals”, O.
˙ Bayram, EUSIPCO 2012.
Akyıldız and I.
Teaching Assistant (Voluntarily), Bo˘gazi¸ci University
Monte Carlo methods (graduate course) × 2
Instructor: A. Taylan Cemgil, Dept. of Computer Engineering.
Bayesian statistics and machine learning (graduate course) × 2
Instructor: A. Taylan Cemgil, Dept. of Computer Engineering.
Research Engineer, algosis inc.
July 2014 – Present
• Working on financial time series analysis, portfolio optimization, algorithmic
Research Assistant, Bo˘gazi¸ci University
September 2012 – Present
with Statistical Inference Group (PI-SIGMA).
• Working on stochastic optimisation and sequential Monte Carlo.
• Worked on online matrix/tensor factorisation based on stochastic optimization.
• Worked on multiple object modelling and tracking by using switching state space
models and Rao-Blackwellised particle filtering.
• Worked on linear quadratic control and learning algorithms in controlled LDS.
Research Assistant, Istanbul
Technical University
July 2011 – June 2012
Project Title: Audio processing with sparse regularisation
funded by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.
• We developed an inverse problem formulation for multilayer decomposition of
audio signals. To solve this problem, we used convex optimization.
Research Assistant, Istanbul
Technical University
August 2010 – July 2011
with ITU Multimedia Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition Group
Project Title: Video Content Modeling and Fingerprinting via NMF
funded by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.
• I worked on incremental learning in the Nonnegative Matrix Factorisation and its
applications to online clustering of video scenes and digital video fingerprinting.
PROFESSIONAL Reviewer for the following journals: Digital Signal Processing, Elsevier; IEEE Signal
Processing Letters.
Turkish (Native), English (Fluent, TOEFL iBT Score: 98)
Probability theory; Real analysis I; Monte Carlo methods; Bayesian statistics and
COURSEWORK machine learning; Statistical signal analysis; Stochastic models in Finance; Information
Lectures on Large Deviations and Probability Models
Mathematics Village, S¸irince, Turkey.
1-8 September 2013
Lectures on Levy Processes and Stochastic Calculus
Ko¸c University, Sarıyer, Turkey.
5-9 December 2011
Applied Mathematics School
Mathematics Village, S¸irince, Turkey.
22-29 August 2011
• Protel A.S
¸ . Graduate Fellowship
2010 – 2012
• Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Undergraduate Fellowship
2005 – 2008
• Yapı Merkezi Undergraduate Fellowship
2005 – 2007
• Premiership Undergraduate Fellowship
2005 – 2010
˙ U
¨ IEEE Communications Society Student Branch
• I served as the Chairperson of IT
between 2009-2010. I organized and gave short courses titled “Programming with
MATLAB” to undergraduate students of the Communications Engineering De˙ U.
partment at IT
• When I was an undergraduate student, I gave high-school level geometry lectures
to students who could not afford University Entrance Exam preparatory schools.
My friends and I did this in a nonprofit student organization and gave lectures
totally free of charge.
Playing guitar and drums, reading social psychology, maintaining a research blog:
Assoc. Prof. A. Taylan Cemgil (Supervisor)
Dept. of Computer Engineering, Bo˘gazi¸ci University.
E-mail: [email protected]
Assoc. Prof. Atilla Yılmaz
Dept. of Mathematics, Bo˘gazi¸ci University.
E-mail: [email protected]
Last updated: January 15, 2015