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Koc University Is Bankasi (KUIS) AI podcast: for a deeper understanding of the biggest technology of our time, discussions with renowned experts. 30 minutes, once a month.
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KUIS AI: A Researcher's Sanctum


Learned Signal Processing: from Traditional to Modern Day Approaches
In this episode, we talk to Prof. Murat Tekalp, who is a Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Koç University, an IEEE Fellow, and a member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences and Academia Europaea. We talk about his research interests including image restoration and super-resolution which are the classical signal processing problems over the years, as well as modern deep learning approaches for digital image and video processing.
December 15, 2021
The Role of Deep Learning in Multimedia Signal Processing
Dr. Engin Erzin is a professor at Koç University, a member of the IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee, and Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. In this episode, we talk about multimedia signal processing and the role of deep learning with a focus on audio-visual signal processing.
August 28, 2021
Cooking Recipes, Synthetic Images, and Deep Unsupervised Learning
Dr. Aykut Erdem is an Associate Professor at Koç University. You are welcome to this new episode of the Q&AI podcast if you wish to explore better ways to understand, interpret and manipulate visual data. We talk about many things from modeling human visual attention to using cooking recipes for multimodal commonsense reasoning, and his approach to teaching in his new course, “Deep Unsupervised Learning”.
June 18, 2021
AI Behind the Perception and Expression of Pictures
Dr. Metin Sezgin is an Associate Professor at Koç University and leads the Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) Lab. Their main research focus is human-computer interaction and intelligent user interfaces. In this episode, we talk about their ongoing work at IUI Lab on sketch interpretation and its relation to language and cartoons as well as his take on teaching and collaborations with industry.
April 09, 2021
One Term in: Catching up with the AI Fellows
In this episode, we talk to some of our fellows who completed their first term at KUIS AI. They share the current state of their research, as well as their goals looking into the future. We also discuss the application process for KUIS AI, and give some tips to future applicants, so check out if you’re aspiring to become a fellow! Thanks to the fellows who participated in this episode: Ahmet Canberk Baykal Berk Güler Ege Onat Özsuer Gürkan Soykan Kaan Adil Akan Müge Kural Also special thanks to Necla Mutlu, our co-host and moderator for this episode.
January 31, 2021
KUIS AI: A Researcher's Sanctum
Welcome to the last episode of the year! In this episode, we interview Prof. Deniz Yuret, the founding director of KUIS AI and professor of computer engineering at Koç University. We talk about Deep Learning revolution(s), the relationship between language and creativity, a multidisciplinary look into AI research, his fascination with research as well as struggles, and his dreams and goals with KUIS AI looking into the future.
December 31, 2020
Robotics in the Upcoming AI Revolution
Dr. Barış Akgün is an Assistant Professor at Koç University. He leads the Alive Lab at Koc. They work on designing systems and algorithms for robots that can operate autonomously in complex real-world environments, side-by-side with humans.
December 17, 2020
Parallel Computing: BeyondMoore with Dr. Didem Unat
Dr. Didem Unat, the first computer scientist in Turkey to receive an ERC award and recipient of several other awards*. She leads ParCoreLab on high-performance computing at Koc. They work on designing programming models for computer architectures as well as optimizing deep learning frameworks such as Tensorflow and DeepGraph Library for speed.
October 02, 2020