Umut Şimşekli, PhD

Bio

Experience
2019 September – Current Academic Visitor

University of Oxford, Department of Statistics

2016 – Current Assistant Professor
Télécom Paris, Signals, Statistics, and Machine Learning Group
2015 – 2016 Postdoctoral Researcher

Télécom Paris, 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
2019 NeurIPS 2019 Top 200 Reviewer
2019 ICML 2019 Best Paper Honorable Mention Award
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 Grammy Award winner bass guitar player Victor L. Wooten among 60 international students)

Social Activities & Interests
2009 Accepted to Victor Wooten’s Music/Nature Camp
2004 - 2008 Sabancı University Music Club Executive Member
2006 - 2007 Sabancı University Music Club Vice President

2005 Accepted to Victor Wooten’s Bass/Nature Camp