Short biography

I am a research assistant in the International Computer Institute of Ege University, and a research associate in ECLT and DAIS of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. I had postdoctoral research positions in the Imaging and Vision Laboratory at the Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication at the University of Milano-Bicocca (2017-2018) with Prof. Raimondo Schettini, and in the European Centre for Living Technology at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in Italy (2018-2020) with Prof. Marcello Pelillo. I received my B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering at Ankara University, my M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Ege University. I completed my Ph.D. titled Semantic Interest Point Detection, co-advised by Profs. Bülent Sankur and Turhan Tunalı, in 2016. During my Ph.D. studies, I held a visiting position at BUSIM laboratory at Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Boğaziçi University (Turkey).

Broadly speaking, my research interests are in the areas of pattern recognition, computer vision and machine learning. Recently, I have been focusing on time-series analysis using machine learning for climate change risk assessment. My other research focuses on the analysis of fine art and cultural heritage using image processing and machine learning approaches.

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Highlights and News:
  • Nov 2021 - We're organizing the 2nd International Workshop on Fine Art Pattern Extraction and Recognition in conjunction with ICIAP 2021. The paper submission deadline is March 1, 2022.
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  • Selected publications

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    • Sinem Aslan and Luc Steels. "Identifying centres of interest in paintings using alignment and edge detection: Case studies on works by Luc Tuymans." ICPR International Workshops and Challenges, January 10–15, 2021, Proceedings, Part III, vol. 12663, pp.559-604
    • Sebastiano Vascon, Sinem Aslan, Gianluca Bigaglia, Lorenzo Giudice, and Marcello Pelillo. "Transductive Visual Verb Sense Disambiguation." In Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, pp. 3050-3059. 2021.
    • Sinem Aslan, Gianluigi Ciocca, Davide Mazzini, and Raimondo Schettini. "Benchmarking algorithms for food localization and semantic segmentation." International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics 11, no. 12 (2020): 2827-2847.
    • Sinem Aslan, Sebastiano Vascon, and Marcello Pelillo. "Two sides of the same coin: Improved ancient coin classification using Graph Transduction Games." Pattern Recognition Letters 131 (2020): 158-165.
    • Sinem Aslan, and Marcello Pelillo. "Weakly supervised semantic segmentation using constrained dominant sets." In International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing, pp. 425-436. Springer, Cham, 2019.
    • Ayşen Değerli, Sinem Aslan, Mehmet Yamac, Bulent Sankur, and Moncef Gabbouj. "Compressively sensed image recognition." In 2018 7th European Workshop on Visual Information Processing (EUVIP), pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2018.
    • Sinem Aslan , Ceyhun B. Akgül, Bülent Sankur, E. Turhan Tunalı, Exploring visual dictionaries: A model-driven perspective, Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, vol. 49, pp.315-331, 2017.
    • Sinem Aslan , Mehmet Yamaç, Bülent Sankur, A DCT-based multiscale binary descriptor robust to complex brightness changes , 24th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), ISBN: 978-0-9928-6266-4, at Budapest, Hungary, 2016.

    Role in journals


    - Regular reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Multimedia Tools and Applications, IEEE CVPR and VISART of ECCV.
    - Associate editor at Elsevier Array

    Drawn by me

    Charcoal (Oct. 2009).


    Charcoal (May. 2009).

    Still life

    Oil on canvas (May, 2020)

    Prades, the Village

    Miro Reproduction (March.2010), acrylic. The original is at link

    Contact information

  • Ege Universitesi
    Uluslararası Bilgisayar Enstitüsü
    Android Lab. No: 216
    35100 Bornova/Izmir, Turkey

  • Phone: +90-232-3113225

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