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Mesut Erhan Unal

Ph.D. Student in Computer Science

About

I am a first-year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Arizona State University. Before starting my Ph.D. study, I worked at JotForm, San Francisco-based online form building company, as a Software Engineer for nearly two years. I received my B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering with high honors from Hacettepe University, Turkey. I was an undergraduate researcher at HUCVL during my senior year under supervisions of Asst. Prof. Aykut Erdem and Asst. Prof. Erkut Erdem. My research interests are Machine Learning, Big Data, Crowdsourcing, Data Mining and Computer Vision.

Publications

TasvirEt: A Benchmark Dataset for Automatic Turkish Description Generation from Images Mesut Erhan Unal, Begum Citamak, Semih Yagcioglu, Aykut Erdem, Erkut Erdem, Nazli Ikizler Cinbis, Ruket Cakici
24th IEEE Conference on Signal Processing and Communications Applications, Zonguldak, Turkey, May 2016 [PDF]

Honors and Awards

Alper Atalay Best Student Paper Award (First Prize) 24th IEEE Conference on Signal Processing and Communications Applications, Zonguldak, Turkey, May 2016
Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scholarship awarded during my senior year by TUBITAK for being contributed in a research project.
My Erdös number is 4 (via 1. Arun Kumar Jagota, 2. Marcello Pelillo, 3. Aykut Erdem)

*Erhan'in means Erhan's in Turkish. That's why I am using Indian TLD.