About Me

I am research assistant at Computer Engineering Department of Hacettepe University and member of Computer Vision Laboratory. I got my B.Sc. degree from Computer Engineering Department of Erciyes University in Kayseri,Turkey,2011 and M.Sc. degree from Computer Engineering Department of Hacettepe University where I am currently Ph.D. candidate. I am working under the supervision of Aykut Erdem and Erkut Erdem. and researching on Image Processing,Computer Vision and Computational Photography. Recently, i am working on deep generative models for high level image editing.


  • Ph.D.: 2014-..,Computer Engineering,Hacettepe University
  • M.Sc.: 2012-2014,Computer Engineering,Hacettepe University
  • B.Sc.: 2006-2011,Computer Engineering,Erciyes University
  • High School: 2001-2005,Gaziantep High School


Levent Karacan, Zeynep Akata, Erkut Erdem, Aykut Erdem
"Learning to Generate Images of Outdoor Scenes from Attributes and Semantic Layouts", arXiv preprint arXiv:1612.00215. Project Page
Levent Karacan, Aykut Erdem and Erkut Erdem
"Image Matting with KL-Divergence Based Sparse Sampling", IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) , Santiago, Chile, December 2015 Project Page
M. Gunel, L. Karacan, A. Erdem and E. Erdem
"Sık Eşleme Yoluyla Görüntü Renklendirme (Image Colorization via Dense Correspondences)", 22. IEEE Sinyal İşleme ve İletişim Uygulamaları Kurultayı (SIU 2014), Trabzon, Nisan 2014 pdf
Levent Karacan,Erkut Erdem, Aykut Erdem,
"Structure Preserving Image Smoothing via Region Covariances", ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2013), 32(6), November 2013. Project Page
Bahriye Akay,Emre Aydogan,Levent Karacan,
"2-Opt Based Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm For Solving Traveling Salesman Problem", 2nd World Conference on Information Technology (WCIT-2011), Antalya, Turkey, 23-27 November 2011, pp.666-672.Paper

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