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Cigdem Beyan

Post Doc
Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Line

Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision

Center

IIT Central Research Labs Genova

Contacts

GREAT Campus: Parco Scientifico e Tecnologico di Genova – Erzelli Via Enrico Melen, 83, 16152 Genova GE
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About

Cigdem Beyan is a postdoctoral researcher at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision (PAVIS) department since September 2015. In PAVIS-IIT, she has been working on nonverbal behaviour anlaysis during social interactions e.g. emergent leader detection in small groups and deception detection in-the-wild, which were realized using different machine learning techniques and audio/video processing.

She obtained her Ph.D. (2015) in School of Informatics (specializing Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition), University of Edinburgh, UK, under supervision of Prof. Robert B. Fisher. Her thesis was a part of EU project (FP7) called Fish4Knowledge, which includes fish behaviour understanding, trajectory analysis, anomaly detection, classification of imbalanced data, active learning and big data analysis.

Prior to that, she completed a MSc. (2010) in School of Informatics (specializing Computer Vision), Middle East Technical University, Turkey where she worked on multiple object tracking and abandoned object detection using thermal and visible band video data fusion.

She is a reviewer of most significant multimedia, affective computing, computer vision and pattern recognition journals including multiple IEEE Transactions, and IEEE/ACM conferences. She is a Guest Co-Editor of a special issue in Frontiers in Robotics and AI and in the Editorial Board of ICES Journal of Marine Science covering area of applications of computer vision and machine learning in marine science. Beyond her research background, she has a teaching experience (in Turkey and in UK) for 6 years as teaching assistant, guest lecturer, tutor, demonstrator and marker. Additionally, she became an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education in 2014.

Full info and publications could be retrieved by the CV downloadable below in this page.

Interests

Social Signal Processing Multi-modal Data Analysis Human/Animal Behavior Understanding Anomaly Detection Deep Learning Classification of Imbalanced Data

Projects

IIT affiliated only (After September 2015)

1) Social Scene Understanding: Multi-Person Action Localization and Social Group Behavior Analysis

2) Multi-modal Identification of Leaders in Small Group Social Interactions

For more info: https://www.iit.it/pavis/datasets/leadershipCorpus

3) Deception Detection using Multi-modal (Deep/ Hand-crafted Nonverbal) Features

For more info: http://pavis.iit.it/projects/deception-detection

Selected Publications

Full list of publications:

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=VmjUxckAAAAJ&hl=en

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9583-0087

 

IIT affiliated publications are as follows:

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I numeri di IIT

L’Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) è una fondazione di diritto privato - cfr. determinazione Corte dei Conti 23/2015 “IIT è una fondazione da inquadrare fra gli organismi di diritto pubblico con la scelta di un modello di organizzazione di diritto privato per rispondere all’esigenza di assicurare procedure più snelle nella selezione non solo nell’ambito nazionale dei collaboratori, scienziati e ricercatori ”.

IIT è sotto la vigilanza del Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca e del Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze ed è stato istituito con la Legge 326/2003. La Fondazione ha l'obiettivo di promuovere l'eccellenza nella ricerca di base e in quella applicata e di favorire lo sviluppo del sistema economico nazionale. La costruzione dei laboratori iniziata nel 2006 si è conclusa nel 2009.

Lo staff complessivo di IIT conta circa 1440 persone. L’area scientifica è rappresentata da circa l’85% del personale. Il 45% dei ricercatori proviene dall’estero: di questi, il 29% è costituito da stranieri provenienti da oltre 50 Paesi e il 16% da italiani rientrati. Oggi il personale scientifico è composto da circa 60 principal investigators, circa 110 ricercatori e tecnologi di staff, circa 350 post doc, circa 500 studenti di dottorato e borsisti, circa 130 tecnici. Oltre 330 posti su 1400 creati su fondi esterni. Età media 34 anni. 41% donne / 59 % uomini.

Nel 2015 IIT ha ricevuto finanziamenti pubblici per circa 96 milioni di euro (80% del budget), conseguendo fondi esterni per 22 milioni di euro (20% budget) provenienti da 18 progetti europei17 finanziamenti da istituzioni nazionali e internazionali, circa 60 progetti industriali

La produzione di IIT ad oggi vanta circa 6990 pubblicazioni, oltre 130 finanziamenti Europei e 11 ERC, più di 350 domande di brevetto attive, oltre 12 start up costituite e altrettante in fase di lancio. Dal 2009 l’attività scientifica è stata ulteriormente rafforzata con la creazione di dieci centri di ricerca nel territorio nazionale (a Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) e internazionale (MIT ed Harvard negli USA) che, unitamente al Laboratorio Centrale di Genova, sviluppano i programmi di ricerca del piano scientifico 2015-2017.

IIT: the numbers

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is a public research institute that adopts the organizational model of a private law foundation. IIT is overseen by Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca and Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze (the Italian Ministries of Education, Economy and Finance).  The Institute was set up according to Italian law 326/2003 with the objective of promoting excellence in basic and applied research andfostering Italy’s economic development. Construction of the Laboratories started in 2006 and finished in 2009.

IIT has an overall staff of about 1,440 people. The scientific staff covers about 85% of the total. Out of 45% of researchers coming from abroad 29% are foreigners coming from more than 50 countries and 16% are returned Italians. The scientific staff currently consists of approximately 60 Principal Investigators110 researchers and technologists350 post-docs and 500 PhD students and grant holders and 130 technicians. External funding has allowed the creation of more than 330 positions . The average age is 34 and the gender balance proportion  is 41% female against 59% male.

In 2015 IIT received 96 million euros in public funding (accounting for 80% of its budget) and obtained 22 million euros in external funding (accounting for 20% of its budget). External funding comes from 18 European Projects, other 17 national and international competitive projects and approximately 60 industrial projects.

So far IIT accounts for: about 6990 publications, more than 130 European grants and 11 ERC grants, more than 350 patents or patent applications12 up start-ups and as many  which are about to be launched. The Institute’s scientific activity has been further strengthened since 2009 with the establishment of 11 research nodes throughout Italy (Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) and abroad (MIT and Harvard University, USA), which, along with the Genoa-based Central Lab, implement the research programs included in the 2015-2017 Strategic Plan.