Short CV/Education and training

Experience

  • Since 2020
    Senior Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

  • Since 2019
    Professor of Computer Science, University of Tübingen

  • Since 2017
    Senior Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Informatics

  • 2017 – 2019
    Assistant Professor at University of Amsterdam

  • 2016 – 2017
    Visiting Researcher at UC Berkeley

  • 2014 – 2017
    Post Doctoral Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Informatics

Education

  • 2014
    PhD, University of Grenoble, France

  • 2010
    MSc, RWTH Aachen, Germany

  • 2008
    BSc, Trakya University, Turkey

Selected publications

  • Y. Xian, C. Lampert, B. Schiele, Z. Akata; Zero-Shot Learning – A Comprehensive Evaluation of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 2019

  • L. A. Hendricks, R. Hu, T. Darrell, Z. Akata; Grounding Visual Explanations; European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2018

  • J. Kim, A. Rohrbach, T. Darrell, J. Canny, Z. Akata; Textual Explanations for Self-Driving Vehicles; European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2018

  • Y. Xian, T. Lorenz, B. Schiele, Z. Akata; Feature Generating Networks for Zero-Shot Learning; IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2018

  • D. H. Park, L. A. Hendricks, Z. Akata, A. Rohrbach, B. Schiele, T. Darrell, M. Rohrbach; Multimodal Explanations: Justifying Decisions and Pointing to the Evidence; IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2018

  • S. Reed, Z. Akata, S. Mohan, S. Tenka, B. Schiele, H. Lee; Learning What and Where to Draw; Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 2016

  • L. A. Hendricks, Z. Akata, M. Rohrbach, J. Donahue, B. Schiele, T. Darrell; Generating Visual Explanations; European Conference on Computer Vision 2016

  • S. Reed, Z. Akata, X. Yan, L. Logeswaran, B. Schiele, H. Lee; Generative Adversarial Text to Image Synthesis; International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) 2016

  • S. Reed, Z. Akata, H. Lee, B. Schiele; Learning Deep Representations of Fine-Grained Visual Descriptions; IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2016

  • Z. Akata, F. Perronnin, Z. Harchaoui, C. Schmid; Label Embedding for Image Classification; IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), July 2016


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Program Chair: GCPR-DAGM 2020​

  • Area Chair: WACV 2016, IJCAI 2018, ECCV 2018, BMVC 2019, CVPR 2019, ICCV 2019, CVPR 2020, ICML 2020, ECCV 2020

  • Reviewer: ICCV 2015-2017, ECCV 2016, ACCV 2016, CVPR 2015-2018, EMNLP 2018, NIPS 2016-2018, AISTATS 2017, AAAI 2018, ICLR 2018, ICML 2018-2019

  • Associate Editor: Pattern Recognition Journal (Appointment between Aug 2018 – Aug 2020)

  • Reviewer for Journals: TPAMI 2015-2017, IJCV 2015-2017

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