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Hasan F. Ateş Işık University Electronics Engineering Kumbaba, 34980, Şile, İstanbul, TURKEY (Office) (216) 528 7133 / (Cell) (537) 791 4425 E-mail: email@example.com http://www.isikun.edu.tr/~hfates OBJECTIVE A full-time academic or research position in the electrical engineering department of a university or a technical institute. RESEARCH INTERESTS Video Coding (Motion Estimation, Mode Decision, H.264 Standard), Image Processing (Wavelet Image Compression, Subband Image Coding, Image Interpolation, Denoising, Watermarking), Nonlinear Approximation Theory, Wavelets and Multiresolution Analysis, Statistical Signal Processing. EXPERIENCE Assistant Prof. Işık University, İstanbul, Turkey (Aug.’05-present) Acting as the principal investigator for the T¨UB˙ITAK (Turkish Science and Research Organization) project on H.264 video coding: o Developing state-of-art algorithms for motion estimation, mode decision, rate control, and frame selection in H.264. Acting as the principal investigator for the Işık University project on wavelet-based image coding. Advising one M.S. student (on H.264 Video Coding) and co-advising one Ph.D. student. Supervising several senior projects. Continuing research and publishing papers on video and image coding. Teaching courses in Image and Multimedia Processing, Circuit Theory, Linear Algebra. Postdoc Researcher Sabancý University, Ýstanbul, Turkey (Feb.'04-present) Acted as the project leader for algorithm development in H.264 video coding project: o Developed state-of-art algorithms for motion estimation, mode decision in H.264. o Consulted the hardware development group on various aspects of the standard and the algorithms. Acted as a team member for project proposals submitted to calls from DPT, EU FP-6 Programme (Marie Curie actions). Research Assistant Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA (June'99-Nov.'03) - Developed efficient image compression algorithms using wavelets. - Formulated wavelet-based models for edge contours, and used these models in novel image coding and interpolation methods. - Studied nonlinear approximation theory, and investigated practical nonlinear coding techniques for natural images. - Developed frequency-selective motion estimation techniques for occluded and covered/uncovered regions of frames in video coding. Teaching assistant Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA - Signal Analysis and Communication Systems (Fall'00): Designed lab projects, and graded lab reports and homeworks. - The Wireless Revolution (Spring'00): Researched lecture material, and graded homeworks. Summer Internship Schlumberger-Doll Research, Ridgefield, CT, USA (June-Sept.'02) Department: Real-Time Modeling and Inversion Project: An application of EM algorithm together with Kalman filter for tracking signals under heavy noise. Oyak Renault, Bursa, Turkey (Aug.'97) System engineer ASELSAN, Ankara, Turkey (July'96) Algorithm development for object tracking EDUCATION Sept.'98-Jan.'04 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA Ph.D, Electrical Engineering, Jan.'04 “Modeling Location Information for Wavelet-based Image Coding” M.A., Electrical Engineering, June'00 Concentration: Information Sciences and Systems Advisor: Michael T. Orchard GPA: 3.96/4.00 Sept.'94-June'98 Bilkent University, Ankara, TURKEY B.S., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, June'98 Overall GPA: 3.99/4.00 PUBLICATIONS Journal Papers 1. H.F. Ates, M.T. Orchard, "An Adaptive Edge Model in the Wavelet Domain for Wavelet Image Coding", Signal Processing: Image Comm., Elsevier, vol.20, no.2, pp:169-185, Feb. 2005. 2. H.F. Ates, Y. Altunbasak, "Complexity Optimization for Fast Motion Estimation and Mode Decision in H.264 Video Coding", in preparation, 2006. 3. H.F. Ates, M.T. Orchard, "Spherical Coding Algorithm for Wavelet Image Compression", in preparation, 2006. Conference Papers 1. H.F. Ates, B. Kanberoglu, “Rate-Distortion and Complexity Joint Optimization for Fast Motion Estimation in H.264 Video Coding”, accepted to IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Atlanta, 2006. 2. S.-N. Ba, H.F. Ates, “Low Complexity Motion Estimation for H.264”, accepted to IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Atlanta, 2006. 3. H. Ates, M.T. Orchard, B. Kanberoglu, “Equiripple Design of Real and Complex Fitler Banks”, accepted to IEEE Sinyal Isleme ve Iletisim Uygulamalari Kurultayi (SIU), Antalya, Turkey, April 2006. 4. H.F. Ates, M.T. Orchard, "Wavelet Image Coding Using the Spherical Representation", accepted to IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Genova, Italy, 2005. 5. S. Yalcin, H.F. Ates, and I. Hamzaoglu, "A High Performance Hardware Architecture for an SAD Reuse based Hierarchical Motion Estimation Algorithm for H.264 Video Coding", submitted to International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications, Tampere, Finland, 2005. 6. H.F. Ates, Y. Altunbasak, "SAD Reuse in Hierarchical Motion Estimation for the H.264 Encoder", to appear in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Philadelphia, PA, USA, March 2005. 7. H.F. Ates, M.T. Orchard, "A Nonlinear Image Representation in Wavelet Domain Using Complex Signals with Single Quadrant Spectrum", Con. Rec. 37th Asilomar,vol.2, pp:1966-1970, Pacific Grove, CA, USA, Nov. 2003. 8. H.F. Ates, M.T. Orchard, "Nonlinear Modeling of Wavelet Coefficients Around Edges", Proc. ICIP, vol.1, pp:641-644, Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 2003. 9. H.F. Ates, M.T. Orchard, "Image Interpolation Using Wavelet-based Contour Estimation", Proc. ICASSP, vol. 3, pp:109-112, Hong Kong, 2003; Proc. IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME), vol.1, pp:101-104, Baltimore, MD, USA, July 2003. 10. H.F. Ates, M.T. Orchard, "Block Motion Estimation Using Wavelet Filtering", Proc. ICASSP, vol.6, pp:2079-2082, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2000. PROJECTS - IŞIK-2006: WAVELETS, “Design of Efficient Block Segmentation Methods for Wavelet-based Image Coders”, Işık University. Principal investigator: Hasan F. Ateş. 2006-2008. - TÜBİTAK-2005: H.264, "Efficient and Low-complexity Encoder Design for H.264 Video Coding Standard", Sabancý University. Principal investigator: Hasan F. Ateþ. 2005-2008. - FP6-2004: SPICE, "Signal, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition for Intelligent Automation Center", Sabancý University. Principal investigator: Aytül Erçil. 2005-2008. Funding: 800,000 Euro. - DPT: DRIVE-SAFE, "Signal Processing and Advanced Information Technologies for Improving Driver/Driving Prudence and Accident Reduction", Consortium: OTAM - Automotive Technologies R-D Center (USAMP), Sabancý University, Koç University, Ýstanbul Technical University, Ford A.Þ., Renault A.Þ., Tofaþ A.Þ. Principal investigator: AytÜl Erçil. 2005-2007. Funding: 750,000 $. PRESENTATIONS Dec.9, ’05 Friday Seminars, Işık University, Istanbul, Turkey Talk Title: Future of Video Compression: The H.264 Standard Apr.26, '05 Iþýk University, Ýstanbul, Turkey Talk Title: New Perspectives on Wavelet-based Image Coding Apr.05, '05 Yeditepe University, Ýstanbul, Turkey Talk Title: New Perspectives on Wavelet-based Image Coding Mar.04, '05 TOBB University, Ankara, Turkey Talk Title: Dalgacýk-bazlý Görüntü Kodlamada Yeni Perspektifler Feb.28, '05 Boðaziçi University, Ýstanbul, Turkey Talk Title: New Perspectives on Wavelet-based Image Coding Nov.19, '04 Sinyalist Group Meeting, Boðaziçi University, Ýstanbul, Turkey Talk Title: Novel Approaches for: Wavelet-based Image Coding, and H.264 Video Coding Standard Oct.8, '03 Industry Affiliates Meeting at Rice Univ., Houston, TX, USA Poster Title: Complex Image Representations Based on Single of Wavelet Subbands Nov.5-14, '02 6th Wavelet IDR Workshop at USC, Columbia, SC, USA Talk Title: Dealing With Location Uncertainty in Images Oct.4, '02 Industry Affiliates Meeting at Rice Univ., Houston, TX, USA Poster Title: Alternative Representations of Phase for Modeling Location Uncertainty in Edges Dec.21, '01 Texas Instruments Meeting at Rice Univ., Houston, TX, USA Talk Title: Nonlinear Wavelet Image Compression Oct.17-19, '99 2nd Wavelet IDR Workshop at AT&T, Florham Park, NJ, USA Poster Title: Block Motion Estimation Using Wavelets HONORS AND AWARDS 1. Princeton University Gordon Wu Fellowship in Engineering and Applied Sciences, 1998-2002. 2. Rank 1, among Bilkent University Engineering Faculty graduates, 1998. 3. Bilkent University Scholarship, 1994-1998. 4. TUBITAK (Science and Technology Research Organization of Turkey) Scholarship, 1994-1998. 5. Rank 10, University Entrance Examinations, Turkey, 1994. 6. Bronze Medal, 35th Mathematical Olympiads, 1994, Hong Kong (as a member of Turkish Team). 7. Bronze Medal, 34th Mathematical Olympiads, 1993, Istanbul (as a member of Turkish Team). TECHNICAL SKILLS Programming Languages: extensive use of MATLAB, C/C++, Turbo Pascal, x86 assembly, Operating Systems: UNIX, Windows (95/98), Windows NT Other tools: SPICE,HTML, Latex, Microsoft Office Languages: English (fluent), Turkish (native), German (intermediate) PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Book Review: Y. Altunbasak, H.F. Ates, "Understanding the Future of Video Coding: H.264 and MPEG-4 Video Compression, by I. Richardson", IEEE Multimedia Magazine, vol.12, no.1, pp:88-89, Jan.-March 2005. Technical Reviewer for the following journals and conferences:, o IEEE Transactions on Image Processing o EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing o Digital Signal Processing, Elsevier o Signal Processing: Image Communication, Elsevier o European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) IEEE Student Member, 1997-2003. IEEE Member, 2004-…. GRADUATE COURSES Random Processes in Info. Syst., Linear System Theory, Computer Architecture, Theory of Detection and Estimation, Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Image Processing and Transmission, An Introduction to Wavelets, Probability Theory, Communication Networks, Source Coded Modulation, Stochastic Modeling, Signal Proc. Principles for Wireless, Numerical Analysis. REFERENCES Available upon request.