Faculty Members

Aykut Koç

e-mail: aykut.koc [at] bilkent.edu.tr
Office UMRAM: SC-110
Office EE          : EE-305
Call: +90 312 290 8773
Call: +90 312 290 1477

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Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
National Magnetic Resonance Research Center

Bilkent University

Dr. Koç is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and in the National Magnetic Resonance Research Center (UMRAM), and he leads Koc Lab at Bilkent University.

Dr. Koç received the B.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2005 and then moved to Stanford University, CA, USA for graduate studies. He obtained the M.S. degree in electrical engineering in 2007, the M.S. degree in management science and engineering in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2011, all from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree in Law from the Faculty of Law, Ankara University, Turkey.

Dr. Koç holds the Associate Professor (“Docent”) title from the Interuniversity Council of the Republic of Turkey. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

He worked at ASELSAN Inc., Turkey and served in the founding team of researchers who founded ASELSAN Research Center from ground-up. He founded and served as the manager of Artificial Intelligence and Information Technologies Research Program Dept. of ASELSAN Research Center. He taught part-time at the Middle East Technical University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

In August 2019, Dr. Koç joined Bilkent University as a full-time faculty member.

Dr. Koç has authored or coauthored over 50 research papers, 1 book chapter and 4 issued patents. He has served as a reviewer for numerous prestigious journals including IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, IEEE Access, Natural Language Engineering, ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP), Optics Letters, Optics Express, Applied Optics, Signal Processing – Elsevier, Digital Signal Processing – Elsevier, Signal, Image and Video Processing – Springer, Journal of Optical Society of America – A (JOSA A), IET Signal Processing, International Journal of Electronics, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture – Elsevier. He also served as a scientific book proposal reviewer for the international publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

His research interests are in natural language processing, signal/image processing, and computational linguistics.

Students

         MS Students

Furkan Şahinuç
Furkan is a MS student in Electrical and Electronics department in Bilkent University. His main research field is Natural Language Processing. In particular, one of his research interests is interpretability of word embeddings. He participates in two studies regarding interpretability of word embeddings. Besides interpretability, he studies semantic broadness of word embeddings and semantic broadness patterns of word embeddings. He is also interested in bias in word embeddings and information retrieval from language.

Emre Mumcuoğlu
Emre is an MS student in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering department of Bilkent University. He is a language nerd that is interested in Natural Language Processing. His focus is on applications of NLP to law, especially Turkish law. He is currently working on developing prediction and information retrieval sytems on Turkish legal texts.

Ceyhun Emre Öztürk
Ceyhun is currently a MS student at the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University. He is currently working on Natural Language Processing applications on Turkish legal texts. He also has work experience in simulation and modeling engineering.

Ömer Musa Battal
Musa is a MS student in EE department at Bilkent University. His research interests include improving explainability of word embeddings, and detecting and mitigating bias in legal context. He is currently working on possible use of sememes for improving explainability in word embedings.

 

Nurullah Sevim

Nurullah is a MS student in EE department at Bilkent University. He is interested in Natural Language Processing and its applications. His current research work is on investigating bias in natural language corpora.

Tuna Alikaşifoğlu

Tuna is a MS student at the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University. He received his BS degree from the same department. He is interested in digital signal processing and image processing in the context of graph signal processing.

Emirhan Koç

Emirhan is a MS student at the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University. He received his BS degree from the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Sabancı University. He is interested in signal processing, machine learning and deep learning.

         Undergraduate Students

Bünyamin Kartal

Bünyamin is a senior year undergraduate student in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University. His research interests are Graph Signal Processing and Applications of classical Signal Processing tools in Graph Signals. He is currently working on fractional Fourier transform definitions for signals defined on graphs.

Enes Bilgin

Enes is a senior year undergraduate student in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University. He is currently working on Natural Language Processing.

Eray Özgünay

Eray is a senior year undergraduate student in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University. He is currently working on Natural Language Processing.

Ayberk Yarkın Yıldız

Yarkın is a junior year undergraduate student in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University. He is currently working on Sequence Prediction.

Dora Tütüncü

Dora is a senior year undergraduate student in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering department at Bilkent University. His research interests are Natural Language Processing and Neural Networks. He is currently working on Gaussian word embeddings in the context of machine learning. 

Mustafa Bozdağ

Mustafa is a senior year undergraduate student in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University. His research interests are Natural Language Processing and Adversarial Training on CNNs for Deepfakes. He is currently working on debiasing methods on legal contextual embeddings.

Ege Ozan Özyedek

Ege is a senior year undergraduate student in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University. He is interested in Natural Language Processing, GANs and Reinforcement Learning. He is currently working on Transformer network models for NLP.

İrem Şanlı

İrem is a junior year undergraduate student in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering department at Bilkent University. Her research interests are Natural Language Processing (NLP), linguistics and cognitive psychology. Also, she is a passionate language learner. She is currently working on the operationalization of Basic-Level categories in NLP, Gaussian Embeddings and Entailment Detection in NLP.