Ugur Gudukbay serves as an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer engineering and information science from the same university, in 1994. Then, he conducted research as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Human Modeling and Simulation Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa, USA. His research focuses on computer graphics and multimedia databases. He has contributions in various aspects of crowd simulation, such as impact of personality models on crowd behavior, path planning, and modeling crowd behavior in emergency situations. He is also involved in research activities for scene representation technologies for 3D television. He is a Senior Member of ACM and IEEE. He served as the Chair of IEEE Computer Society Turkey Section between 2004 and 2006. He cochaired three conferences: IEEE 3DTV-CON 2008, 3DTV-CON 2011, and ISCIS'98 and served as the Guest Editor of a journal special issue. He was on the Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of WSCG for 2009. He is on the Editorial Board of Signal, Image and Video Processing. He has (co)authored over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, 50 refereed conference papers, and 4 book chapters and edited two conference proceedings and a journal special issue. He has (co)supervised 6 Ph.D. theses and 30 M.A. theses.
Biography Updated on 30 June 2011