Curriculum Vitae
KOVAN Lab (Turkey)
Computer Eng. (Turkey)
COVIG Lab (Denmark)
BCCN Center (Germany)
Turkiye Robotik Konferansi (ToRK)


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Personal Information
Name Sinan KALKAN
Latest Affiliation Dept. of Computer Engineering
Middle East Technical University
Inonu Bulvari 06531 Ankara (Turkey)
Birth 15.09.1979 - Ankara (Turkey)
2005-2008 Ph.D., University of Goettingen, Germany
2003-2005 Ph.D., University of Stirling, Scotland
2001-2003 M.Sc., Dept. of Computer Engineering, METU
1997-2001 B.Sc., Dept. of Computer Engineering, METU
1996-1997 Dept. of Foreign Languages, METU
1993-1996 Ankara Gazi High School
Academic Experience
Assoc. Prof. April 2016 - Present Dept. of Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University.
Asst. Prof. April 2010 - April 2016 Dept. of Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University.
Research Fellow June 2005 -
June 2008
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Goettingen-Germany (includes the second half of the Ph.D. with the same supervisors)
Ph.D. Student Sept. 2003 -
June 2005
University of Stirling, Scotland (includes the first half of the Ph.D.)
Visiting Researcher Sept. 2003 -
June 2008
Collaborated with Prof. Norbert Krueger from University of Southern Denmark, helping in supervision of different students which has lead to several scientific publications.
Teaching Assistant Sept. 2001 -
Sept. 2003
Computer Engineering Dept., METU. This period includes the M.Sc. studies.
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TUBITAK 1001 project on "Context in Robots", No: 215E133 April 2016-March 2018 Coordinator, METU
Ministry of Science Project on "Similar Logo Retrieval in Large Databases", No: 0029.STZ.2013-1 Nov 2013-April 2015 Coordinator, METU (in collaboration with Usta Yazilim)
TUBITAK 1001 Project, "Development of Hierarchical Concepts in Humanoid Robots", No: 111E287 May 2012-May 2015 Coordinator, METU
TUBITAK Career Project, "Acquiring Accurate Visual Information from Images Using Border Ownership", No: 111E155 April 2012-April 2015 Coordinator, METU
TUBITAK 4004 Project, "11. Matematik-Fen Yaz Kampi", 111B019 June 2011-October 2011 Coordinator, METU
European ROSSI Project, FP7-216125 March 2008-October 2011 Collaborator through KOVAN, METU
European Driving School Project (Drivsco), IST-FET-016276-2 January 2006 - 2009 Research participant through BCCN, Goettingen.
European Perception Action Complexes Project (PACO-plus), IST-FP6-IP-027657 January 2006 - 2011 Research participant through BCCN, Goettingen.
European Early Cognitive Vision Project (Ecovision), IST-2001-32114 Sept. 2003 - June 2005 Research participant through University of Stirling, Scotland.
Turkish Native language
English Fluent in speaking, reading and writing
German Beginner