Firat Kalaycilar

Ph.D. Student
Research Assistant
Teaching Assistant

Room: Barus & Holley 317
Phone: (401) 863-6179
Curriculum Vitae: Download


Before joining Brown, I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University (2007) and Bilkent University (2009), respectively. I was a research assistant in RETINA Vision and Learning Group. My thesis was under the supervision of Asst. Prof. Selim Aksoy.

Currently, I am a Ph.D. student in the School of Engineering. My advisor is Prof. Benjamin B. Kimia. My research is on developing an appearance model that utilizes the topological and topographical properties of images. Besides my main project, I am also interested in medical image segmentation. 

During my Ph.D. studies, I earned an M.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics (May 2012).


[1] Firat Kalaycilar, "An Object Recognition Framework Using Contextual Interactions Among Objects", M.Sc. Thesis, Bilkent University, Turkey, August 2009. 

[2] Daniya Zamalieva, Firat Kalaycilar, Asli Kale, Selen Pehlivan, Fazli Can, "Stylistic Document Retrieval for Turkish", in 24th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS 2009), Northern Cyprus, September 14-16, 2009.

[3] Firat Kalaycilar, Selim Aksoy, "Object Detection with Contextual Inference (in Turkish)," in IEEE 17th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU 2009), Antalya, Turkey, April 9-11, 2009.

[4] Firat Kalaycilar, Asli Kale, Daniya Zamalieva, Selim Aksoy, "Mining of Remote Sensing Image Archives Using Spatial Relationship Histograms," in IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2008), Boston, Massachusetts, July 6-11, 2008.

[5] Firat Kalaycilar, Ilyas Cicekli, "TurKeyX: Turkish Keyphrase Extractor", in the 23rd International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS 2008), Istanbul, Turkey, 2008.