Title: Augmented Reality Systems: State of the art and the challenges.
Augmented Reality is a mixed-reality technique where artificial content is laid on “actuality” through the use
of dedicated camera/screen/projector systems. Even though it is an old topic, it got recent attention thanks to
increased use of smart mobile platforms. In this talk Dr. Ozden will give a brief introduction to Augmented
Reality systems, its history, current approaches, challenges and future expectations. He will present pros. and
cons. of different approaches while relating it to his current and future work. It will be a technical talk, without
getting into deep scientific details. The talk will especially appeal to people who are working in the fields of
computer vision, robotics, computer graphics, mobile computation and localization.
Dr. Kemal Egemen Özden; has B.S. And M.S. Degrees in Computer Engineering from Boğaziçi University of
Istanbul, in 2000 and 2002, and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Leuven/Belgium in 2007.
His expertise mainly focuses on computer vision, specifically: 3D reconstruction, dynamic scene analysis and
segmentation, simultaneous localization and mapping, multi-camera systems and their calibration, video processing
and distribution. His Ph.D. study was mostly funded by various EU framework projects. Currently he is active in
mixed-reality applications. Next to academy, he also has significant industrial experience, worked in National
Science labs. (TUBITAK) for two years in close collaboration with GE Research center in New York. He also
worked as a chief scientist and software architect in a Belgian medical video distribution start-up company for
three years. He is currently an assistant professor in Computer Eng. Dep. of Bahçeşehir university. More info: