Erchan Aptoula (Erhan Abdullah), PhD

Professor of Computer Science

Hello and welcome to my webpage!

I'm a computer scientist working at the Institute of Information Technologies of Gebze Technical University, Turkey.

Besides teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, I conduct research on digital image analysis and computer vision, through both shallow and deep approaches.

I have experience with color, multi- and hyperspectral images involving applications including large scale systematic production of landuse/landcover maps from remote sensing images, content based retrieval, industrial inspection, water quality estimation from Sentinel 2 data, night-time real-time vehicle detection and tracking, plant recognition, weed/crop classification for precision farming, plant and crowd counting, various biomedical applications, and more.

Multiple TÜBİTAK scholarships are available at graduate and undergraduate level on computer vision applied to various fields.

Contact me for more details.


  • March 2022 - Our article with P. Bosilj, T. Duckett and G. Cielniak on transfer learning between crop types for segmantic segmentation was recognized as a top cited paper!

  • February 2022 - I gave a talk about the advances on deep domain adaptation for remote sensing in the context of the Sensing Anywhere Event. Here are the SLIDES.

  • December 2021 - MSc student Melike Ilteralp's first article has been published. Congratulations! - PDF

  • December 2021 - I have been notified that I have received the Young Scientist Award from the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA). Yay!

  • November 2021 - I made it to the top 2% of the international science-wide author database of standardized citation indicators in terms of career-long impact, according to J. Ioannides et al. (2021) -LINK.

  • July 2021 - CALL FOR PAPERS: Where AI Meets Food Security: Intelligent Approaches to Climate-Aware Agriculture (WAIF) in the context of AAAI'21. Website The deadline is on August 13th!

  • June 2021 - CALL FOR PAPERS: The 2022 IEEE Mediterranean and Middle East Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (M2GARSS) will be organized online. The website is ready! Same scientific quality as IEEE IGARSS but at a lower registration fee!

  • December 2020 - New bilateral Turkey-Qatar project (Tubitak 2556): Intelligent Public Safety Platform for Smart Cities, jointly with Havelsan, Turkcell, Hyperion, IstLink, Tazi, Ozyegin Univ., Texas A&M Univ., Hamad Bin Khalifa Univ. and Informatica Qatar (2021-2024)

  • December 2020 - I made it to the top 2% of the international science-wide author database in terms of standardized citation indicators, according to J. Ioannides et al. (2020) - (Table S7). A nice little motivation boost :)

  • July 2020 - The water quality monitoring website for Lake Balik is online. It was prepared in the context of Tubitak Project 217E053. A deep regression network is in place processing Sentinel 2 data and calculating pollution maps with respect to various parameters. First of its kind in the country.


  • Address: Gebze Technical University, Institute of Information Technologies, Office #253, Gebze, 41400, Kocaeli, Turkey

  • Tel: +90 262 605 22 22

  • Fax: +90 262 653 84 90

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