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Metin Sezgin

Computer Engineering


Prof. Sezgin graduated summa cum laude with Honors from Syracuse University in 1999. He completed his MS in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001. He received his PhD in 2006 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He subsequently joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cambridge as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Prof. Sezgin is currently a Full Professor with tenure in the College of Engineering at Koç University, Istanbul. His research interests include intelligent human-computer interfaces, multimodal sensor fusion, and HCI applications of machine learning. Prof. Sezgin is particularly interested in applications of these technologies in building speech- and pen-based intelligent interfaces. He held visiting posts at Harvard University and Yale University. He is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, and the Computers & Graphics journal. His research has been supported by international and national grants including grants from the European Research Council, and Turk Telekom. He is a recipient of the Career Award of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. As a consultant, Dr. Sezgin led technical teams in a diverse range of industries, including automotive, banking, defense, telecom, and retail.

Research areas

Human-Computer Interaction , Machine Learning , Deep Learning & Explainable AI , Machine Learning , Computer Vision , Multimodal Human-Computer Interfaces , Affective Computing and Affective Interfaces , Autonomous Driver Assistance Systems , Medicine and Health Systems



PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


MSc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


BS, Syracuse University



TÜBA Outstanding Young Scientists Awards