I joined the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) as an assistant professor on October 1st, 2018. Before joining JAIST, I was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematical Engineering at YTU in Istanbul, Turkey. I obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science (2011) from the Computer Vision and Robotics Group of University of Girona, Spain, both B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mathematical Engineering from YTU, Turkey, respectively 2002 and 2004. I was a DAAD-supported visiting researcher at the Pattern Recognition and Bioinformatics Group of Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany during the summer of 2012. Afterward, I was with the Ocean Robotics and Intelligence Lab (ORIN). of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon for one year as a postdoctoral researcher supported by the World Class University Program (WCU) funded by National Research Foundation of Korea. During 2015, I was with the School of Integrated Technology of Yonsei University at Yonsei International Campus in Songdo-Incheon, Rep. of Korea.

My research interests are in the area of Computer Vision and Robotics, with a particular focus on the problems, arise in underwater vision and seabed mapping (Global Alignment and fast topology estimation for large area image mosaicing, a small description is available at www.jaist.ac.jp/~aelibol/research). I really enjoy using math to model and solve real-life problems and to develop technologies for improving our understanding of the world. I have also teaching experience from introductory computer and math courses to advanced ones.