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Sciene Park 904, Amsterdam
Room C3.229

Dr. Zeynep Akata is an Assistant Professor with the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Scientific Manager of the Delta Lab and a Senior Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Germany. She holds a BSc degree from Trakya University (2008), MSc degree from RWTH Aachen (2010) and a PhD degree from University of Grenoble (2014). After completing her PhD at the INRIA Rhone Alpes with Prof. Dr. Cordelia Schmid in collaboration with Dr. Florent Perronnin from XRCE, she worked as a Post-doc at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics with Prof. Dr. Bernt Schiele and a visiting Post-doc with Prof Trevor Darrell at UC Berkeley. Her research interests include machine learning with applications to computer vision, such as zero-shot learning and multimodal deep learning with generative models that combine vision and language.


  • Leren (Introduction to Machine Learning), November-December 2017

External Activities

  • Reviewer for Journals: TPAMI 2015–, IJCV 2015–
  • Reviewer for Conferences: ICCV 2015–, NIPS 2016–, AISTATS 2017, CVPR 2015–, ACCV 2016, ECCV 2016
  • Area Chair: WACV 2016
  • 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
  • Tutorial on Zero-Shot Learning, CVPR 2017, Organization Committee

Awards and Funding