2015 PhD.

University of Edinburgh, UK

School of Informatics

Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour (IPAB)

Thesis Title: Detection of Unusual Fish Trajectories from Underwater Videos

2010 MSc.

Middle East Technical University (METU), TURKEY

Graduate School of Informatics

Department of Information Systems

Thesis Title: Object Tracking for Surveillance Applications Using Thermal and Visible Band Video Data Fusion

2008 BEng.

Baskent University, TURKEY

Faculty of Engineering

Department of Computer Engineering

Thesis Title: Cancer Diagnosis with Gene Expression Data

Academic career and teaching activities
  • February 2022- ONGOING Lecturer (Docente titolare del corso) in The University of Trento, Trento, Italy. Introduction to Machine Learning (in total 48h, delivered 24h face-to-face, CFU=6)*N0*N0*S2*53694*93492&ANNO_ACCADEMICO=2021&codice_docente=77997&mostra_percorsi=S
  • February 2022- March 2022 Lecturer (Docente titolare del corso) in The University of Trento, Trento, Italy. Multimodal Machine Learning PhD course (in total 20h, delivered 10h online, 3 credits, 52 students registered)
  • February 24-25 2022 Lecturer in International AI Doctoral Academy (AIDA) Short course “Human Behavior Analysis with a Social Signal Processing Perspective” (104 students registered, in total 4h, online) &
Research interests
  • Multimodal Analysis of Nonverbal Social Interactions & Social Signal Processing (Leadership Identification, Personality Trait Analysis, Deception Detection, Affect Classification, etc.)
  • Computer Vision & Multimedia (Human / animal behaviour understanding, action recognition, trajectory analysis, anomaly detection, active speaker detection, egocentric vision, etc.)
  • Machine & Deep Learning (Classification of imbalanced data, active learning, unsupervised learning, domain adaptation, self-supervised learning, representation learning, etc.)
Research work
  • October 2021- ongoing Co-investigator of CoastVision- Computer vision to expand monitoring and accelerate assessment of coastal fish project Funded by Research Council of Norway (Total Budget: ~1.2M €). CoastVision uses the power of deep learning to refine and extend a computer vision pipeline for detecting, classifying and sizing the key fish species in shallow water coastal ecosystems, facilitating a transition to fully automated video analysis. Computer vision for re-identifying individuals solely based on their unique visible features is also developed. FMI:
Awards and honours
  • Received National (Italian) scientific qualification to function as Associate Professor (Abilitazione Scientifica, Fascia II) in sections 01/B1 (Computer Science) and 09/H1 (Information Processing Systems) (02/2022).
  • Became Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education (18/11/2014).
  • Received Edinburgh Global Overseas Research Scholarship
  • Received Principal Career Development Scholarship, University of Edinburgh
  • Received Best Thesis Award for MSc. Thesis, Given by Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. Parlar Education and Research Foundation, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, Thesis of the year award, 2011.
  • Received 2010-2011 Academic year Best Thesis Award for MSc. Thesis, Given by Middle East Technical University to Postgraduate Thesis including all institutes.
  • Received Alper Atalay Best Student Paper Award, first place, 19th IEEE Conference on Signal Processing and Communications Applications, April 2011,
  • Received SPIE Student Travel Grant, SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing Symposium, April 2011.
  • Received 2007-2008 Academic Year Baskent University Academic Achievement Scholarship, High Honour (GPA: 3.72/4.00)
  • Received 2006-2007 Academic Year Baskent University Academic Achievement Scholarship, High Honour (GPA: 3.73/4.00)
Conferences and lectures

Conference Area Chair (2)

• ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI) 2022

• The British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) 2021

Journal Reviewer (19)

• IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence

• IEEE Transactions on Multimedia

• IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing

• IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering

• IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems

• Pattern Recognition

• Computer Vision and Image Understanding

• Machine Vision and Applications

• Multimedia Systems

• IEEE Access


• IET Image Processing

• Expert Systems with Applications

• EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing

• ICES Journal of Marine Science

• Frontiers Psychology

• Electronics Letters

• IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters

• Encyclopedia of Image Processing

International Conference Program Committee Member (5)

• ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACMMM) 2019, 2020, 2021

• ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI) 2019, 2020, 2021

• International Conference on Human Computer Interaction Theory and Applications (HUCAPP) 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

HUCAPP is a part of VISIGRAPP (Int. Joint Conf. on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications)

• Doctoral Consortium of the Int. Conf. on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII) 2019

• International Workshop on Corpora And Tools for Social skills annotation @ICMI2021

International Conference / Workshop Reviewer (15)

• Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) 2022

• Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2022

• European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2020

• ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACMMM) 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

• International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) 2022

• International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2022

• IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2022

• ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI) 2019, 2020, 2021

• Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV) 2021

• International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020

• International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII) 2019, 2021

• International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (ICIAP) 2021

• International Conference on Motion and Computing (MOCO) 2018, 2020

• ECCV Workshop on Multimodal Learning and Applications (MULA) 2018

• ICCV Workshop on Action Recognition with a Large Number of Classes (THUMOS) 2013

Other work

Associate Editor 

  • ICES Journal of Marine Science (18 September 2018- ):
    • Covering area of applications of computer vision and machine learning in marine science.
    • Motivated, developed and edited article theme set: Applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence in marine science, published on 20.07.2020, (received 850 reads until 04.08.2020), together with Dr. Howard I Browman (, Norway).

Guest Editor

  • Frontiers in Robotics and AI (2018-2020):
    • Motivated, developed and edited research topic: Computational Approaches for Human-Human and Human-Robot Social Interactions

Workshop Co-organizer

  • 2nd Workshop on Applications of Egocentric Vision (EgoApp) in conjunction with International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) 2020, Milan, Italy.
  • Applications of Egocentric Vision Workshop (EgoApp) in conjunction with British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) 2019, Cardiff, UK.

Personal webpage:

GitHub: cbeyan

Google Scholar:

SCOPUS Author ID: 43260919000

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-9583-0087

Web of Science ResearcherID: AAA-4235-2019