I have moved as a full professor to the University of Tübingen in October 2019.

Postal Address Maria von Linden Str 6, 72076 Tübingen, Germany
Office Tübingen AI Building, 4th floor
Email zeynep.akata@nulluni-tuebingen.de
Website https://mmlex.de/people/zeynep-akata

Education

  • PhD: University of Grenoble, France, 2014
  • MSc: RWTH Aachen, Germany, 2010
  • BSc: Trakya University, Turkey, 2008

Experience

  • Professor of Computer Science at University of Tübingen, 2019 – Now
  • Senior Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Informatics, 2017 – Now
  • Assistant Professor at University of Amsterdam and Scientific Manager of UvA-Bosch Delta Lab, 2017 – 2019
  • Visiting Researcher at UC Berkeley, 2016-2017
  • Post Doctoral Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Informatics, 2014-2017

Short Bio

Dr. Zeynep Akata is a professor at the Cluster of Excellence Machine Learning at the University of Tübingen in Germany. Between 2017 and 2019, she was 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, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics with Prof. Dr. Bernt Schiele and a visiting researcher with Prof Trevor Darrell at UC Berkeley. Her research interests include machine learning that combine vision and language for the task of explainable artificial intelligence (XAI).

Teaching

  • Leren (Introduction to Machine Learning), 2017 (BSc AI, Y2, P2)
  • Leren (Introduction to Machine Learning), 2018 (BSc AI, Y2, P2)
  • Philosophy of AI (Guest Lecture), March 2018
  • Computer Vision 2 (Guest Lecture), May 2018

External Activities

  • Area Chair for Conferences:
    • WACV 2016,  IJCAI 2018, ECCV 2018, BMVC 2019, CVPR 2019, ICCV 2019, CVPR 2020, ICML 2020, ECCV 2020
  • Reviewer for Conferences:
    • ICCV 2015, 2017; ECCV 2016; ACCV 2016; CVPR 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018; EMNLP 2018;
    • NIPS 2016, 2017, 2018; AISTATS 2017;  AAAI 2018; ICLR 2018, ICML 2018, 2019
  • Associate Editor for Journals:
    • Pattern Recognition Journal (Appointment between 2018-2020)
  • Reviewer for Journals:
    • TPAMI 2015, 2016, 2017; IJCV 2015, 2016,2017
  • 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
  • CD-Make 2018, Cross Domain Conference on Machine Learning and Knowledge Extraction, Organization Committee
  • WiCV@ECCV 2018, Women in Computer Vision Workshop, Organization Committee
  • Back2Basic 2018, Annual Computer Science Event, Amsterdam, Invited Speaker
  • DSSV 2018, Conference on Data Science, Statistics and Visualization, Invited speaker
  • BMVC 2018, British Machine Vision Conference, Invited Speaker

Awards and Funding

Students

  • 2017-Now Stephan Alaniz @ University of Tübingen and Max Planck Institute for Informatics
  • 2018-Now Marco Federici @ University of Amsterdam (with Dr. Nate Kushman and Dr. Patrick Forre)
  • 2016-Now Yongqin Xian @ Max Planck Institute for Informatics (with Prof. Bernt Schiele)
  • 2017-2019 Victor Garcia @ University of Amsterdam (with Prof. Max Welling)
  • 2017-2019 Sadaf Gulshad @ University of Amsterdam (with Prof. Arnold Smeulders)
  • 2018-2019 Maartje ter Hoeve @ University of Amsterdam (with Prof. Maarten de Rijke)
  • 2018-2019 Rodolfo Corona @ UC Berkeley

 

 Selected Publications

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015 and Earlier