Okan Köpüklü



About Me

I am a researcher in Microsoft’s Applied Science Group (ASG). Previously, I worked on my Ph.D. project between 2017-2021 at Institute of Human-Machine Communication, Technical University of Munich (TUM), supervised by Prof. Gerhard Rigoll. Before that, I received my Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Munich and my Bachelor's degree from Boğaziçi University in 2017 and 2014, respectively.

My research interests lie in computer vision, audio and audiovisual signal processing, pattern recognition, deep learning, and their applications.


Nov. 2017 - Nov. 2021, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Germany,


Oct. 2014 - Feb. 2017, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Germany,

Master of Science.

Sep. 2011 - Jun. 2014, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey,

Bachelor of Science.

Work Experience

  • Microsoft
    Nov. 2021 - Present, Munich, Germany
    integrating state-of-the-art deep learning algorithms into modern devices.
  • Microsoft
    Research Internship
    June 2021 - Aug. 2021, Munich, Germany
    Real-time audio-visual active speaker detection.
    Resource efficient architecture design for voice activity detection.
  • RYSTA GmbH
    Software Developer
    Apr. 2017 - Nov. 2017, Munich, Germany
    Developement of lightweight machine learning algorithms for IoT devices.
  • BMW Group AG
    Master Thesis Student
    Jun. 2016 - Dec. 2016, Munich, Germany
    Modeling of in-car communication traffic.
  • Intel Labs Munich
    Working Student
    Jan. 2015 - Jun. 2016, Munich, Germany
    Time series modeling for energy grid power consumption.
  • Publications

    Professional Service

    • Teaching assistant of Pattern Recognition course (Master's level), 2019, 2020, 2021
    • Reviewer of IEEE TNNLS 2021
    • Reviewer of IEEE TCSS 2021
    • Reviewer of IEEE JBHI 2021
    • Reviewer of WACV 2021
    • Reviewer of BMVC 2020, 2021
    • Reviewer of IEEE TCAS-I 2020
    • Reviewer of ITSC 2019
    • Reviewer of EURASIP JIVP 2018

    Honors and Awards

    • 2nd place at ActivityNet Challenge, AVA Active Speaker Detection Task.   2021
    • Best student paper award in FG’19.   2019
    • Graduation with exception from Master's degree (TUM).   2017
    • Graduation with high honor degree from Bachelor's degree (BOUN).   2014