Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Selim Aksoy, Bilkent University

Topic: "Weakly Supervised Learning Algorithms for Medical Imaging and Remote Sensing Applications"

Location: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract: Learning classifiers from large image sets has been a popular problem in computer vision and machine learning. The commonly employed supervised learning framework typically uses manually selected image patches with no ambiguity regarding their class labels. However, collecting sufficiently large number of examples for classes with high within-class variance and low between-class variance is not always possible. We will present weakly supervised learning algorithms for object recognition and image classification tasks in medical imaging and remote sensing applications with data sets having both localization and labeling uncertainties.

Bio: Dr. Selim Aksoy received the B.S. degree from Middle East Technical University in 1996, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, in 1998 and 2001, respectively. Since 2004, he has been with the Department of Computer Engineering, Bilkent University, where he is currently an Associate Professor. He spent 2013 as a Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington. His research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, and machine learning with applications to remote sensing and medical imaging. He received the Research Incentive Award from the Prof. Dr. Mustafa Parlar Foundation in 2016, the BAGEP Young Scientist Award from the Science Academy Association in 2016, the GEBIP Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the Turkish Academy of Sciences in 2015, the Distinguished Teaching Award from Bilkent University in 2014, a Fulbright Scholarship in 2013, a Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Commission in 2005, and the CAREER Award from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) in 2004. He served as an Associate Editor of Pattern Recognition Letters during 2009-2013.

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  • Ankara, Ankara
  • Turkey



Assoc. Prof. Selim Aksoy


Weakly Supervised Learning Algorithms for Medical Imaging and Remote Sensing Applications