Kaya Oğuz

Kaya Oğuz, PhD
Assistant Professor

Izmir University of Economics
Faculty of Engineering
Department of Computer Engineering
Sakarya Cad. No:156, 35330, Balçova, İzmir
Office: A209
+90 232 488 8289
kaya.oguz (a) ieu.edu.tr

Office Hours

Thursdays 15:00-16:00, Fridays 09:00-10:00
Please make an appointment outside office hours

Researcher Profile

ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1860-9127

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Kaya Oğuz QR Contact

Welcome. Please visit personal home page at oguz.name.tr for more information. You can access course information and publications from the Academic Staff Information System, as well. All of the course materials are available at the Blackboard course management system.

Academic Background

Kaya Oğuz has received his B.Sc. degree in Software Engineering from Izmir University of Economics (IUE) in 2007. He has completed his M.Sc. on Computer Games Technologies in University of Abertay Dundee, Scotland, in 2009. He returned back to Izmir, and started his duties as a research and teaching assistant at Izmir University of Economics.

He started his PhD in Information Technologies at International Computer Institute (ICI), Ege University in 2010. He has been appointed as lecturer at ICI in 2012, and gave undergraduate courses on computer games, software engineering and computer science at IUE as part time lecturer. He has completed his PhD in summer 2016 and joined IUE as assistant professor at the Faculty of Engineering in February 2017.

Research Interests

His research interests cover artificial and computational intelligence in computer games, machine learning, image processing, medical imaging and fMRI.

Courses, Spring 2017/2018

All of the course contents, including course slides, homeworks, handouts and documents are uploaded to the Blackboard system. For quick access during the courses, I sometimes attach Google Drive links for the course slides here.


  1. İlker Korkmaz, Kaya Oğuz, “Application of Neural Gas Networks to Object Detection,” 4th International Conference on Engineering and Natural Sciences, May 2-6, Kiev, Ukraine

    Conference 2018

  2. Kaya Oğuz, Batuhan Canlıtürk, Cem Kabar, Onur Durukan, Begüm Özceylan, “Digital Recognition and Evaluation of the Clock Drawing Test,” 26th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), May 2-5, Izmir, Turkey

    Turkish Conference 2018

  3. Cemre Candemir, Kaya Oğuz, Serdar Korukoğlu, Ali Saffet Gönül, “Detection and Evalution of Activation Instances as Change Points in Functional MR Images,” 26th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), May 2-5, Izmir, Turkey

    Turkish Conference 2018

  4. Aynur Pekcanlar Akay, Gamze Çapa Kaya, Samet Kose, Çiğdem Eresen Yazıcıoğlu, Handan Özek Erkuran, Sevay Alşen Güney, Kaya Oğuz, Duygu Keskin, Burak Baykara, Neslihan İnal Emiroğlu, Mine Şencan Eren, Sefa Kızıldağ, Türkan Ertay, Dua Özsoylu, Süha Miral, Hatice Durak, Ali Saffet Gönül, Luis Augusto Rohde, “Genetic imaging study with [Tc-99m] TRODAT-1 SPECT in adolescents with ADHD using OROS-methylphenidate”, Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, Available online 20 April 2018, In Press, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278584617310424

    Journal 2018

  5. Cemre Candemir, Kaya Oğuz, “A Comparative Study on Parameter Selection and Outlier Removal for Change Point Detection in Time Series,” to appear on the Conference Proceedings for the European Conference on Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS 2017), November 17-19, Bern, Switzerland.

    Conference 2017

  6. Melek Büşra Temuçin, Kaya Oğuz, “Procedural City Generation Using Cellular Automata,” Eurasia Graphics 2017, November 4-5, 2017, Istanbul, Turkey.

    Conference 2017

  7. Kaya Oğuz, Sevcan Gül, “Managing and Evaluating Team Projects in Software Engineering Education,” Proceedings of the 11th Turkish National Software Engineering Symposium (UYMS) 2017, pp. 184-195, October 18-20, Alanya, Turkey. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1980/

    Turkish Conference 2017

  8. F. Simsek, K. Oguz, O. Kitis, S. T. Akan, M. J. Kempton and A. S. Gonul, “Neural activation during cognitive reappraisal in girls at high risk for depression,” Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, vol. 77, pp. 49-56, July 2017. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278584616303530

    Journal 2017

  9. Kaya Oguz, Muhammed G. Cinsdikici and Ali Saffet Gonul, “Robust activation detection methods for real-time and offline fMRI analysis,” Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, vol. 144, pp. 1-11, June 2017. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169260716307714

    Journal 2017

  10. Mustafa Melih Bilgi, Seval Taspinar, Burcu Aksoy, Kaya Oguz, Kerry Coburn and Ali Saffet Gonul, “The relationship between childhood trauma, emotion recognition, and irritability in schizophrenia patients,” Psychiatry Research, vol. 251, pp. 90-96, May 2017. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165178116312239

    Journal 2017

  11. Utku Biyik, Duygu Keskin, Kaya Oguz, Fisun Akdeniz and Ali Saffet Gonul, “Facial emotion recognition in remitted depressed women,” Asian Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 17, pp. 111-113, October 2015. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876201815001756

    Journal 2015

  12. Z. A. Dağdeviren, K. Oğuz and M. Cinsdikici, “Automatic registration of structural brain MR images to MNI image space,” in 2015 23nd Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), pp. 359-362, May 2015. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7129833/

    Turkish Conference 2015

  13. Zuleyha Akusta Dagdeviren, Kaya Oguz and Muhammed G. Cinsdikici, “Three techniques for automatic extraction of corpus callosum in structural midsagittal brain MR images: Valley Matching, Evolutionary Corpus Callosum Detection and Hybrid method,” Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, vol. 31, pp. 101-115, May 2014. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0952197613002078

    Journal 2014

  14. F. Simsek, K. Oguz, S. Akan, D. Haznedaroglu Isman, D. Acikel, O. Kitis, S. Cetinkalp, M. Eker, K. Coburn and A. Gonul, “P.2.b.032 Neural correlates of emotion regulation response to negative stimuli in young women at high risk for depression,” European Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 23, Supplement 2, pp. S337-S338, October 2013. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924977X13705315

    Journal 2013

  15. Omer Kitis, Ozgun Ozalay, E. Burcak Zengin, Damla Haznedaroglu, M. Cagdas Eker, Dilek Yalvac, Kaya Oguz, Kerry Coburn and Ali Saffet Gonul, “Reduced left uncinate fasciculus fractional anisotropy in deficit schizophrenia but not in non-deficit schizophrenia,” Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, vol. 66, no. 1, pp. 34-43, February 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22250608

    Journal 2012

  16. Kaya Oğuz, “Bilgisayar Oyunlarında Kalabalıkların Hızlı Çizimi,” Anadolu Üniversitesi Bilim ve Teknoloji Dergisi A - Uygulamalı Bilimler ve Mühendislik, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 23-33, 2010. https://earsiv.anadolu.edu.tr/xmlui/handle/11421/1596

    Turkish Journal 2010

  17. Mehmet S. Unluturk, Kaya Oguz and Coskun Atay, “A comparison of neural networks for real-time emotion recognition from speech signals,” WSEAS Trans. Sig. Proc., vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 116-125, March 2009. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1558867.1558870

    Journal 2009

  18. Mehmet S. Unluturk, Kaya Oguz and Coskun Atay, “Emotion recognition using neural networks,” in Proceedings of the 10th WSEAS international conference on Neural networks, pp. 82-85, 2009. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1561799.1561813

    Conference 2009