Umut Şimşekli, PhD

Bio

Experience
2016 – Current Assistant Professor
Télécom ParisTech, Audio, Acoustics, and Waves Group
2015 – 2016 Postdoctoral Researcher

Télécom ParisTech, Audio, Acoustics, and Waves Group Advisors: Assoc Prof. Roland Badeau, Prof. Gaël Richard
2008 – 2015 Research Assistant
Bogazici University Perceptual Intelligence Lab.
Supervisor:
Associate Prof. A. Taylan Cemgil
2013 April - October Research Intern
Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs
Supervisor:
Dr. Jonathan Le Roux
2010 September Short Term Researcher
Aalto University TKK Acoustic Lab.
Supervisor:
Dr. Cumhur Erkut
2007 Summer Research Intern
Carnegie Mellon University Computer Music Lab.
Supervisor:
Associate Research Prof. Roger Dannenberg

Education

2010 - 2015 Boğaziçi University (İstanbul/Turkey)
PhD in Computer Engineering
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. A. Taylan Cemgil
Thesis Title: “
Tensor Fusion: Learning in Heterogeneous and Distributed Data
GPA: 3.94/4.00
2008 - 2010 Boğaziçi University (İstanbul/Turkey)
MSc in Computer Engineering
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. A. Taylan Cemgil
Thesis Title: “
Bayesian Methods for Real-Time Pitch Tracking
GPA: 3.86/4.00
2004 - 2008 Sabancı University (İstanbul/Turkey)
BSc in Computer Science & Engineering (with honors)
Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Hakan Erdoğan
Graduation Project: “Audio Modification and Conversion Software Development”
GPA: 3.38/4.00
2001 - 2004 Izmir Atatürk High School (İzmir/Turkey)
Science Dept. GPA: 4.85/5.00



Some Awards & Achievements
2015 ICASSP 2015 IEEE SPS Student Travel Grant
2014 ICASSP 2014 IEEE SPS Student Travel Grant
2013 WASPAA 2013 Student Travel Grant
2013 ICML 2013 Student Scholarship & Travel Grant
2012 ICASSP 2012 IEEE SPS Student Travel Grant
2010 - 2015 The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey Scholarship for PhD studies
2008 - 2010 The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey Scholarship for MSc studies
2008 2nd degree at a nation-wide software project contest (IDEAVEA)
Development of a Voice Changer application for a Turkish GSM company (AVEA)
2004 - 2008 Honor/High Honor Certificates (Sabancı University)
2004 - 2008 7 Extracurricular Activities Awards (Sabancı University)
2005 Wide Angle Vision Alumni Award (Full scholarship from five-time Grammy Award winner bass guitar player Victor L. Wooten among 60 international students)

Social Activities & Interests
2009 Victor Wooten’s Music/Nature Camp (accepted to five time Grammy Award winner bass guitar player Victor Wooten’s camps)
2004 - 2008 Sabancı University Music Club Executive Member
2006 - 2007 Sabancı University Music Club Vice President

2005 Victor Wooten’s Bass/Nature Camp (accepted to five time Grammy Award winner bass guitar player Victor Wooten’s camps)