Dr. Hakan Bilen

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School of Informatics 1.41a
University of Edinburgh
10 Crichton Street
Edinburgh EH8 9AB


  • Novmber 2017. State-of-the-art action classification performance in our pami journal.
  • October 2017. I am seeking a UK/EU PhD candidate in computer vision and machine learning.
  • September 2017. Two papers (an oral and a spotlight) accepted at NIPS’17. Congrats to my coauthors!
  • July 2017. Our ICCV paper is accepted as oral presentation. Congrats to my coauthors!


I am a lecturer (assistant professor in the US) in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. Before Edinburgh, I have spent three wonderful years in the great Visual Geometry Group (VGG) at the University of Oxford as a postdoc, working with Andrea Vedaldi. My research focuses on computer vision and machine learning.

Before joining VGG, I completed my PhD in VISICS group in KU Leuven under the supervision of Luc Van Gool and worked with Tinne Tuytelaars as a postdoctoral scholar in the same group for a year. My research was about image classification with latent parameters with a focus on weakly supervised object detection and action recognition.

I received my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the mechatronics programme of Sabanci University where I was working on micro-robotics with Mustafa Unel.