Hi! I'm Fatih Cakir (Çakır). I'm a PhD candidate in Computer Science at Boston University. I'm a member of the Image and Video Computing Group with Professor Stan Sclaroff as my advisor. My research interests are in the field of Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Specifically, I am keen on the object detection/tracking/recognition problems and related statistical learning techniques.

I obtained my BS and MS from the EE department of Anadolu University in 2009 and the CE department of Bilkent University in 2011, respectively.

Resume (Nov, 2016)

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


-New! Project page for ACM MM 2014 paper 'Supervised Hashing with Error Correcting Code' is added (link).

-New! Our work titled "Online Supervised Hashing" will appear in CVIU!

- Project page for ICCV 2015 paper 'Adaptive Hashing for Fast Similarity Search' is added (link).


[7] New! F. Cakir, S. Bargal, S. Sclaroff, Online Supervised Hashing, accepted for the Journal of Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 2016.

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

[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)(Project page (soon))

[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, vol.115, no.11, 2011. (pdf)


I hold a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Professor Omer Nezih Gerek. I only have one brother, Fahrettin Çakır who is pursuing a Ph.D at University of Iowa in Management Sciences. We both attended elementary school in Melbourne, Australia (at Thomastown East Primary School).
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.
I also enjoy reading Ottoman Diwan poetry