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Leo F. Isikdogan, PhD
Deep Learning Algorithm Engineer
Apple Inc.


I work as a Deep Learning Algortihm Engineer at Apple. Previously, I worked for Intel Corporation and Motorola/Lenovo. I received my PhD from The University of Texas at Austin, where I worked with Alan Bovik and Paola Passalacqua.

I have a YouTube channel, where I make educational videos on machine learning and image processing. Check it out and subscribe if you like the content!


Projects & Publications

A Machine Learning Imaging Core using Separable FIR-IIR Filters

2020 | Fixed-function neural network hardware that performs pixel-to-pixel image transformations in a highly efficient way.

Arxiv PDF Video
Eye Contact Correction using Deep Neural Networks

WACV 2020 | Restores eye contact during video calls by warping and tuning the eyes in the input frames.

Arxiv PDF (CVF Open Access) Video | Press coverage: Fortune TechXplore Edgy.app VC Daily test.ai
Characterization of Deltaic Channel Morphodynamics From Imagery Time Series Using the Channelized Response Variance

JGR 2019 (Journal) | Follow-up study on RivaMap. Proposes a new metric for tracking temporal change in channel systems.

Wiley Online Library PDF
Seeing Through the Clouds With DeepWaterMap

GRSL 2019 (Letter) | The state-of-the-art convolutional neural network for pixel-wise water segmentation.

IEEEXplore PDF Code
VisionISP: an Image Processing Pipeline for Computer Vision Applications

ICIP 2019 | An imaging pipeline that consists of trainable blocks.

IEEEXplore Arxiv PDF Video
Learning a River Network Extractor Using an Adaptive Loss Function

GRSL 2018 (Letter) | A deep convolutional neural network that detects river centerlines on satellite imagery.

IEEEXplore PDF Code
Landmark Recognition on Moto X4 Smart Camera

2017 | Detects points of interest in a picture and asks if you want to learn more about them.

Video | Press coverage: Qualcomm Blog Motorola Blog Android Headlines
Surface Water Mapping by Deep Learning

IEEE JSTARS 2017 (Journal) | A deep model that segments water on multispectral images.

IEEEXplore PDF Code
RivaMap: An Automated River Analysis and Mapping Engine

Elsevier RSE 2017 (Journal) | Processes Landsat images at large scales, delineates rivers, and estimates their width.

ScienceDirect PDF Code
A New Database and Protocol for Image Reuse Detection

ECCV Workshop on Computer Vision for Art Analysis 2016 | Image reuse detection in digital artworks.

Springer PDF
Automatic Channel Network Extraction From Remotely Sensed Images by Singularity Analysis

GRSL 2015 (Letter) | Hand-crafted features to detect curvilinear structures on remotely sensed images.

IEEEXplore PDF Code
UTimelapse: a Tool for Creating High-Quality Timelapse Videos

2014 | Creates high-quality timelapse videos by reducing camera shake, flickering, and single-frame artifacts.

Blog Post Video Google Scholar
Affine Invariant Salient Patch Descriptors for Image Retrieval

WIAMIS 2013 | A foreground-sensitive image descriptor.

IEEEXplore PDF
A Real Time Virtual Dressing Room Application

2012 | Used a Microsoft Kinect sensor to superimpose t-shirts on a user.

Technical Report Video
Automatic Recognition of Turkish Fingerspelling

INISTA 2011 | A sign language recognition app that converted fingerspelled letters into text.

IEEEXplore