Director: Alper Yilmaz, PhD

Dr. Yilmaz's Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Yilmaz is Professor of Geo-Informatics at The Ohio State University. He is a senior member of IEEE and an active member of ASPRS and ISPRS. Dr. Yilmaz is currently chairing the ISPRS Working Group 5 of Technical Commission II on Dynamic Scene Understanding. He is serving as Editor-In-Chief for the Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing Journal. He has served as Associate Editor for the Computer Vision and Image Understanding Journal between 2014 and 2016 and the Machine Vision and Applications Journal between 2006 and 2011.

Dr. Yilmaz’s research focusses on biomimetic navigation systems for unmanned systems, mining anomalies in multi-physics and multi-dimensional data for surveillance, and learning geospatial information for scene understanding. On these topics, he has organized a number of conferences in the fields of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Computer Vision. Dr. Yilmaz’s research has received over $11M in extramural funding from NASA, NSF, DOD, DOE and industry which resulted in over 180 publications and patents that received over 11,000 citations (according to Google Scholar).

Dr. Yilmaz has been awarded the Innovator of Year (OSU) in 2020, Presidential citation in 2019 from the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, honorable mention for the Masao Horiba Award (Japan) in 2016, the Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award (OSU) in 2015, and the Lumley Research Award (OSU) in 2012. He has advised 22 PhD and 15 M.Sc. students to completion on topics ranging from object tracking, 3D scene recovery, machine learning to data mining who have found position in prominent academic institutions, industry, and the government.

Current Members

Name (ordered by seniority)Degree SoughtContact
Guanyu Xu (GSC)
Michael Karnes (CEG)
Bing Zha (CEG)
Yongsheng (Mike) Bai (CEG) (coadvised)
Jianli Wei (ECE)
Shehan Perera (ECE)
Yuci Han (ECE)PhD
Pouyan Boreshnavard (CEG)

Visiting Scholars

Yao Guobia2019-20
Akif Durdu2019-20
Mehmet Korkmaz2018-19
Yatong Han2017-18
Jie Wan2017-18
Hu Junfeng2017-18
Zhao Yafeng2017-19
Xuhui Su2016-17
Kemal Erdogan2016-17
Meng Yi2016-17
Shirui Li2016-17
Mancheng Feng2015-16
Zeshu Zhang2015-16
Huan Chang2014-2015
Feng Wang2014-15
Prashast Bindal2014
Weisen Pan2013
Levent Ozparlak2012-2013
Haluk Eren2011-12
Aliye Kayis2011-2012
Jae-Soo Cho2009-10
Kong-Hyun Yun2008-9


NameDegree, YearDissertation title
Muhammed (Taha) KorogluPhD 2019Multiple Hypothesis Testing Approach to Pedestrian Inertial Navigation with Non-recursive Bayesian Map-matching
Nima Ajam GardPhD 2019Human Contour Detection and Tracking: A Geometric Deep Learning Approach
Ji Hyun LeePhD 2018Development of a Tool to Assist the Nuclear Power Plant Operator in Declaring a State of Emergency Based on the Use of Dynamic Event Trees and Deep Learning Tools
Yujia ZhangPhD 2018A Structured-Light Based 3D Reconstruction Using Combined Circular Phase Shifting Patterns
Oliver NinaPhD 2018MTLE: A Multitask Learning Encoder-N-Decoder Framework for Temporal-Visual Features for Movie and Video Descriptions
Changlin XiaoPhD 2017Visual Tracking with an Application to Augmented Reality
Sagar DeshpandePhD 2017Semi-automated methods to create a hydro-flattened DEM using Single Photon and Linear Mode LiDAR
Ashish GuptaPostDoc 2017-
Sai LuoMS 2017Semantic Movie Scene Segmentation Using Bag-of-Words Representation
Abdullah AlanaziMS 2017Evaluation the accuracy of GIS data acquired from OpenStreetMaps by comparing against ISPRS benchmark data
Yuchen LaiMS 2017Augmented Reality Visualization of Building Information Models
Siavash HosseinyAlamdaryPhD 2016Traffic Scene Perception using Multiple Sensors for Vehicular Safety Purposes
Adam MattmullerMS 2016Nuclear Power Plant Maintenance Improvements via Implementation of Wearable Technology
Anuchit SukcharoenpongPhD 2015Shoreline Mapping with Integrated HSI-DEM using Active Contour Method
Ding LiPhD 2015ESA ExoMars PanCam Vision System Geometric Modeling and Evaluation
Daniya ZamalievaPhD 2014Transformational Models for Background Subtraction in Moving Cameras
Young Jin LeePhD 2014Real-Time Object Motion and 3D Localization From Geometry
Andrew Kerns MS 2014-
Bernard AbayowaPhD 2013Automatic Registration of Optical Aerial Imagery to a LIDAR Point Cloud for Generation of Large Scale City Models
Heewon LeePhD 2013Exploiting dichromatic reflection model of an imaged object
Mohammed Al-ShahriPhD 2013Line Matching in a Wide-Baseline Stereo-View
Kyoungjin ParkPhD 2013Generating Thematic Maps From Hyperspectral Images Using A Bag-of-Materials Model
Jordan LawverMS 2013Robust Feature Tracking in Image Sequences Using View Geometric Constraints
Jinwei JiangPhD 2012Collaborative Tracking of Image Features Based on Projective Invariance
Panu SrestasathiernPhD 2012Line Based Estimation of Object Space Geometry and Camera Motion
Kashyap MaduriMS 2012-
Gabor BarsaiPhD 2011Data registration without explicit correspondence for estimating camera orientation parameters
Diego MandelliPhD 2011Scenario Clustering and Dynamic PRA
Vinod KhareMS 2011Precise image registration and occlusion detection
Lei DingPhD 2010From pixels to people: graph based methods for grouping problems in computer vision
Rhae-Sung KimMS 2010Spectral matching using bitmap indices of spectral derivatives for the analysis of hyperspectral imagery
Polun LaiPhD 2010Shape recovery by exploiting planar topology in 3D projective space
Mustafa OzendiMS 2010Viewpoint independent image classification and retrieval