Zeynep Akata (Senior Researcher)

Dr. Zeynep Akata

Address
Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
Saarland Informatics Campus
Campus E1 4
66123 Saarbrücken
Location
E1 4 - Room 616
Phone
+49 681 9325 2116
Fax
+49 681 9325 2099
Email
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Personal Information

Zeynep Akata holds a double affiliation as Senior Researcher at the MPI for Informatics leading the Multimodal Deep Learning group, and as Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam where she is the scientific manager of the Delta Lab. Her research focuses on deep learning, representation learning, semi-supervised learning, generative modeling of multi-modal data and large-scale learning.

 

Overview of my research while at MPI (2015-2017)  and  CV

 

Education

  • PhD: INRIA Rhone Alpes, Université de Grenoble, France, 2011-2014
  • MSc: Media Informatics, RWTH Aachen, Germany, 2008-2010
  • BSc: Computer Science, Trakya University, Turkey, 2004-2008

Teaching

  • High-Level Computer Vision (SS2014), teaching assistant
  • Tutorial on Embeddings and its Applications, GCPR 2016

Students

  • Mr. Yongqin Xian, Completed MSc with Honors (2015), now PhD student
  • Ms. Nour Karessli, Completed MSc (2016), now Research Scientist at Eyeem
  • Mr. Jiayi Wang, Research Immersion Lab (2017)

Awards

  • Best Reviewer Award, CVPR 2016, ECCV 2016
  • Lise Meitner Award, Max Planck Institute, 2014
  • PhD Scholarship: CIFRE, ANRT France, 2011
  • Best Poster Award: INRIA CVML Summer School, 2010
  • MSc Scholarship: TUBITAK Turkey, 2008
  • Faculty and Department Rank 1 in BSc Graduation, 2008

External Activities

  • Reviewer in Journals: TPAMI 2015-, IJCV 2015-
  • Reviewer in Conferences: NIPS 2016--, ICCV 2015--, CVPR 2015--, ECCV 2016--, ACCV 2016, AISTATS 2017
  • Area Chair: WACV 2016
  • Tutorial on Zero-Shot Learning, CVPR 2017, Organization Committee
  • Tutorial on Embeddings and Metric Learning, GCPR 2016, Organization Committee
  • Gender Diversity in STEM fields, Springboard training program, 2015, Organization Committee
  • Lise Meitner Award Fellowship for Excellent Women in Computer Science 2016, Organization Committee

Publications

Gaze Embeddings for Zero-Shot Image Classification

Nour Karessli, Zeynep Akata, Bernt Schiele, Andreas Bulling

IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2017 (Spotlight Presentation)

Zero-Shot Learning - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Yongqin Xian, Bernt Schiele, Zeynep Akata

IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2017

Exploiting saliency for object segmentation from image level labels

Seong Joon Oh, Rodrigo Benenson, Anna Khoreva, Zeynep Akata, Mario Fritz, Bernt Schiele

IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2017

Learning What and Where to Draw

Scott Reed, Zeynep Akata, Santosh Mohan, Samuel Tenka, Bernt Schiele and Honglak Lee

Neural Information Processing Systems, NIPS 2016 (Oral Presentation)

Generating Visual Explanations

Lisa Hendricks, Zeynep Akata, Marcus Rohrbach, Jeff Donahue, Bernt Schiele and Trevor Darrell

European Conference of Computer Vision, ECCV 2016

Scott Reed, Zeynep Akata, Xinchen Yan, Lajanugen Logeswaran, Honglak Lee and Bernt Schiele

International Conference of Machine Learning, ICML 2016 (Oral Presentation)

Learning Deep Representations of Fine-Grained Visual Descriptions

Scott Reed, Zeynep Akata, Honglak Lee and Bernt Schiele

IEEE Conference of Computer Vision and Patter Recognition, CVPR 2016 (Spotlight Presentation)

Multi-Cue Zero-Shot Learning with Strong Supervision

Zeynep Akata, Mateusz Malinowski, Mario Fritz and Bernt Schiele

IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2016 (Spotlight Presentation)

Latent Embeddings for Zero-Shot Classification

Yongqin Xian, Zeynep Akata, Gaurav Sharma, Quynh Nguyen, Matthias Hein and Bernt Schiele

IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2016 (Spotlight Presentation)

Evaluation of Output Embeddings for Image Classification

Zeynep Akata, Scott Reed, Daniel Walter, Honglak Lee and Bernt Schiele

IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2015

Label Embeddings for Image Classification

Zeynep Akata, Florent Perronnin, Zaid Harchaoui, Cordelia Schmid

IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), Vol:38, No:7, July 2016

Publications before MPI