Brief Biography

I have been working in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) as a research fellow for 3+ years, and conducting research on machine learning, mostly focusing on deep learning. I hold a PhD degree in computer science and have experience in various collaborative machine learning research projects as a researcher and/or co-advisor. 

I have had a deep enthusiasm for machine learning, whereby we train computer models using representative data to perform human-level evaluation instead of programming them explicitly for a given task. I have pursued this enthusiasm for over a decade, most often for the development of visual-related technologies, but also in other applications such as audio an/or multi model audio-visual technologies.

Prior to TCD, I did my Doctorate of Philosophy at the department of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), RS, Brazil. During my PhD, I worked with Prof. Dr. Cláudio Rosito Jung and my PhD work was mostly focusing on multiple aspect of defocus blur - extraction from images, processing and using the blur information in various applications. 

Before UFRGS, I did my MSc at the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bahcesehir University. During my master I worked with Prof. Dr. Cigdem Eroglu Erdem (currently in Marmara University)  on a project called "Spontaneous Affect Recognition from Speech and Facial Expressions for Human-Computer Interaction", which was supported by Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council (TUBITAK).

Eu nasci em Istambul, Turquia e morei toda a minha vida lá
mas atualmente moro em Dublin, Irlanda. Antes de morar aqui em Dublin, eu estava em Porto Alegre que é a capital do estado do Rio Grande do Sul. 

Eu fiz meu doutorado lá em Porto Alegre, em Ciência da Computação da UFRGS. Trabalhei com Prof. Cláudio Rosito Jung, que é o melhor orientador do mundo!

Uma foto de Istambul
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-4154-4181

Recent news

  • 2 Papers are accepted for ICIP 2018 Our two papers are accepted for ICIP 2018, which will be held in Athens, Greece. Our papers are titled as "Temporal Consistency for Still Image Based Defocus Blur Estimation Methods ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2018, 4:16 AM by Ali Karaali
  • New Position I have started to work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Trinity College Dublin (TCD).
    Posted Aug 9, 2017, 11:10 PM by Ali Karaali
  • PhD Dissertation is done! I have recently defended my PhD dissertation and looking for future opportunities. I would like to thank ones again to committee members Prof. Eduardo A. B. da Silva, Prof. Luiz ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2017, 10:35 AM by Ali Karaali
  • Our paper is accepted to ICIP 2016 The paper we submitted to ICIP2016 is accepted.... Congrat!
    Posted Aug 9, 2017, 11:07 PM by Ali Karaali
  • ICIP2014 Paper was presented Our "Adaptive Scale Selection for Defocus Blur Estimation" paper was presented in Paris!
    Posted Aug 9, 2017, 11:08 PM by Ali Karaali
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