Hi! I'm Fatih Cakir (Çakır), Data Scientist at FirstFuel Software! I was previously a member at the Image and Video Computing Group with Professor Stan Sclaroff as my advisor. My research interests are in the fields of Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Specifically, I am keen on energy data analytics, visual recognition problems and developing hashing-metric learning approaches for fast similarity search.

I obtained my PhD from the CS department at Boston University in 2017.

Old Resume (May, 2017)

Computer Science Department
Boston University
111 Cummington St. Boston, MA 02215
Room: MCS 210
E-mail: fcakir {at} {dot} bu {dot} edu

Recent News

• Our study titled "Hashing with Mutual Information" which extends the ICCV 2017 MIHash paper is on arXiv. (link)

• Our work "Hashing as Tie-Aware Learning to Rank" has been accepted to CVPR 2018! (link)

Project page for our "MIHash: Online Hashing with Mutual Information" and "Hashing with Mutual Information" papers. (GitHub)


[10] F. Cakir*, Kun He*, S. Bargal, S. Sclaroff, Hashing with Mutual Information, arXiv:1803.00974 (pdf) *Equal contribution.

[9] Kun He F. Cakir, S. Bargal, S. Sclaroff, Hashing as Tie-Aware Learning to Rank, CVPR 2018, arXiv:1705.08562 (pdf)

[8] F. Cakir*, Kun He*, S. Bargal, S. Sclaroff, MIHash: Online Hashing with Mutual Information, ICCV 2017, arXiv:1703.08919 (pdf) *Equal contribution.

[7] F. Cakir, S. Bargal, S. Sclaroff, Online Supervised Hashing, Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), vol.156, 2016 (pdf)

[6] F. Cakir, S. Bargal, S. Sclaroff, Online Supervised Hashing for Ever-Growing Datasets, arXiv:1511.03257(pdf)

[5] F. Cakir, S. Sclaroff, Adaptive Hashing for Fast Similarity Search, IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) '15. (pdf)(***Project page***)

[4] F. Cakir, S. Sclaroff, Online Supervised Hashing, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) '15. (Oral, Top 10% Paper Award) (pdf)

[3] F. Cakir, S. Sclaroff, Supervised Hashing with Error Correcting Codes, ACM Multimedia (ACM MM) '14. (pdf)(bibtex)(Project page)

[2] F. Cakir, S. Sclaroff, Visual Word Selection without Re-Coding and Re-Pooling, arXiv:1407.6174 (pdf)

[1] F. Cakir, U. Güdükbay, Ö. Ulusoy, Nearest-Neighbor based Metric Functions for indoor scene recognition, Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), vol.115, 2011 (pdf)


In my spare time I like reading books and watching films. My favourite books are The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, Wuthering Heights, Ince Memed, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, The Wheel of Time and The Lord of The Rings. Other than literature classics, I also enjoy reading related books about my research interests. I have an investigator side that always makes me spend time in a library looking up for facts that regard anything of my interest. I also like watching films, specifically indie and eastern movies. My favourite ones are; A Bittersweet Life, A Tale of Two Sisters (by Ji-woon Kim), American History X, Hero, My Sassy Girl (by Jae-young Kwak), The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Snatch, V for Vendetta, Vampire Hunter D and The Last Samurai.