Dr. Hakan Bilen

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


  • Sept’22, NeurIPS paper accepted, congrats to Yu and collaborators.
  • July’22, ECCV paper accepted, congrats to Yunlu and our collaborators.
  • June’22, our CVPR paper “Learning Multiple Dense Prediction Tasks from Partially Annotated Data” is listed among Best Paper Finalists.
  • Feb’22, Four papers accepted to CVPR. Congrats to Arushi, Bo, Wei-Hong, Xialei and our collaborators.
  • Feb’22, Giving an invited talk (Data and Label Efficient Learning with Gradient Matching) in KU Leuven.
  • Jan’22, Two papers accepted to ICLR. Congrats to Lucas and Yu, our collaborators.
  • Oct’21, A paper accepted to WACV. Congrats to Yu and his collaborators.
  • July’21, Two papers accepted to ICCV. Congrats to Wei-Hong, Xialei, Octave and Oisin.
  • July’21, Giving an invited talk in University of Bath.
  • June’21, Giving an invited talk in University of Amsterdam.
  • May’21, Giving an invited talk in VGG, University of Oxford.
  • May’21, Three ICML papers accepted.
  • April’21, Giving an invited talk in Middle Eastern Technical University.
  • February’21, Postdoc position available in computer vision and machine learning.
  • January’21, One paper is accepted in ICLR as oral presentation, congrats to Bo and Konda!
  • January’21, Welcome Robin and Simon.
  • December’20, Area chairing CVPR 2021.
  • September’20, Welcome Titas and Xialei.
  • August’20, Organising a ECCV’20 tutorial on weakly supervised learning in computer vision.
  • August’20, three papers are accepted in ECCV workshops, congrats to Arushi, Octave and Wei-Hong.
  • June’20, Postdoc and PhD positions available in computer vision and machine learning.
  • May’20, CVPR paper accepted as oral presentation. Congrats to Tom, Ankush and Andrea.


I am a reader (associate professor) in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh and leading the Visual Computing Group (VICO). My research focuses on computer vision and machine learning. 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.

I completed my PhD in VISICS group in KU Leuven. I was lucky to work with Luc Van Gool and Tinne Tuytelaars. My PhD topic was about image classification with latent parameters with a focus on weakly supervised object detection and action recognition.

My bachelor’s and master’s degrees are from Sabanci University where I was working on micro-robotics with Mustafa Unel who thankfully introduced me to computer vision.