About Me

Hello Everyone,

I am Cihan, a Research Student at the Center for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) of University of Surrey, working on Sign Language Recognition, under the supervision of Prof. Richard Bowden and Dr. Simon Hadfield. Prior to joining CVSSP, I was a Research Assistant at Perceptual Intelligence Laboratory (PILAB) of Bogazici University under the supervision of Prof. Lale Akarun.

My research interests include, but are not limited to, Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Human Computer Interaction. If you want to learn more about my research, I suggest you to check my publications or just contact me via e-mail. Also If you would like to learn more about me and my background, I suggest you to download my CV.

Thanks for visiting 🙂
-Cihan

Research Experience

  • Present07.2016

    Research Student

    University of Surrey - Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, Guildford, England

  • 06.201612.2013

    Research Assistant

    Bogazici University - Perceptual Intelligence Laboratory, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 10.201306.2011

    Research Assistant (Undergraduate Level)

    Yildiz Technical University - Intelligent Systems Laboratory, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 08.201206.2012

    IAESTE Summer Intern

    Lodz Technical University - Department of Applied Sciences, Lodz, Poland

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy 2019 (Expected)

    Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    University of Surrey, Guildford, England

  • Master of Science 2016

    Computer Engineering

    Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Bachelor of Science 2013

    Computer Engineering

    Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Scholarships

  • 2016-2019
    University of Surrey - Overseas Research Scholarship

    •  July 2016 to July 2019
    • Awarded by University of Surrey – Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
    • Covering the additional overseas tuition fees.

  • 2016-2019
    SNSF - PhD Student Scholarship

    •  July 2016 to July 2019
    • Awarded by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
    • Project: SMILE: Scalable Multimodal sign language technology for sIgn language Learning and assessmEnt

  • 2014-2016
    SANTEZ - Thesis Student Scholarship

    • March 2014 to March 2016
    • Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, Industrial Thesis Program (SANTEZ).
    • Project: Human Computer Interaction Platform for the Hearing Impaired in Health and Finance Applications.
    • Thesis Link

  • 2013-2015
    TUBITAK - Master's Scholarship Program (Program #2210)

    • October 2013 to October 2015
    • Discontinued after receiving SANTEZ Thesis Student Scholarship in March 2014.

  • 2011-2012
    OBSS - Senior Undergraduate Student Merit Scholarship

    • September 2011 to September 2012
    • Rewarded with the Scholarship for being in the Top 3 of my class.

Honors & Awards

  • Oct 2017
    ChaLearn Looking at People: Continuous Gesture Recognition Challenge 2017 - 3rd Place

    •  Team Members: Necati Cihan Camgöz, Simon Hadfield, Richard Bowden

  • Dec 2016
    ChaLearn Looking at People: Continuous Gesture Recognition Challenge 2016 - 2nd Place

    •  Team Members: Necati Cihan Camgöz, Simon Hadfield, Oscar Koller, Richard Bowden
    • Presented the work in IEEE International Conference of Pattern Recognition (ICPR), ChaLearn Workshop, 2016
    • Paper Link

  • July 2014
    Fulbright - Ph.D. Scholarship

    • September 2015 to September 2017
    • Awarded but not used.

  • June 2014
    ChaLearn Looking at People: Gesture Recognition Challenge 2014 - 7th Place

    • Ranked 7th among 17 participants in the ChaLearn Looking at People: Gesture Recognition Challenge.
    • Presented the work in European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2014, Zurich.
    • Team Members: Necati Cihan Camgöz and Ahmet Alp Kındıroğlu, Lale Akarun
    • Paper Link

  • June 2013
    Yildiz Technical University, Computer Engineering Department - Graduated with Highest GPA and High Honors

    • Graduated Yildiz Technical University, Computer Engineering Department with the Highest GPA (3.79).
    • Received High Honors (>3.50 GPA).

  • June 2013
    TUBITAK - Undergraduate Students' Software Projects Competition (Program #2242) - 1st Place

    • The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey  (TUBITAK), Undergraduate Students Software Projects Competition  (Program  #2242),  Embedded Systems Category, 1st Place
    • Project: “Gözüm Üstümde”
    • Project Team: Necati Cihan Camgöz and Nimet Kaygusuz
    • Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Gökhan Yavuz
    • Special Thanks to Dr. Z.  Cihan Tayşi, Dr. M. Amaç Güvensan and Dr. M. Elif Karslıgil for their guidance during the project.

  • April 2013
    Indra's Future Minds Competition - 1st Place

    • Indra’s Future Minds Competition, 3rd Edition, Brazil – 1st Place
    • Team Members: Necati Cihan Camgöz, Vildan Nurdağ and Süha Boncukçu
    • Special Thanks to Dr. Z. Cihan Tayşi and Dr. Ömer Özgür Bozkurt for their guidance during the competition.