Creative AI Technologies research lab, currently hosted at Bogazici University, Department of Computer Engineering.

Recent Publications

  1. ICCV
    LatentCLR: A Contrastive Learning Approach for Unsupervised Discovery of Interpretable Directions
    Oguz Kaan Yuksel*, Enis Simsar*, Ezgi Gulperi Er, and Pinar Yanardag
    International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) , 2021
  2. WACV
    StyleMC: Multi-Channel Based Fast Text-Guided Image Generation and Manipulation
    Umut Kocasari, Alara Dirik, Mert Tiftikci, and Pinar Yanardag
    Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV) , 2021
  3. NeurIPS Workshop
    Controlled Cue Generation for Play Scripts (Best Paper Award)
    Alara Dirik*, Hilal Donmez*, and Pinar Yanardag
    Controllable Generative Modeling in Language and Vision (NeurIPS Workshop) , 2021
  4. ICCV Workshop
    Graph2Pix: A Graph-Based Image to Image Translation Framework
    Dilara Gokay*, Enis Simsar*, Efehan Atici, Atif Emre Yilmaz, Alper Ahmetoglu, and Pinar Yanardag
    Advances of Image Manipulation (ICCV Workshop) , 2021
  5. NeurIPS Workshop
    Exploring Latent Dimensions of Crowd-sourced Creativity
    Umut Kocasari*, Alperen Bag*, Efehan Atici, and Pinar Yanardag
    Machine Learning for Creativity and Design (NeurIPS Workshop) , 2021


  1. Pre-print
    Fantastic Style Channels and Where to Find Them: A Submodular Framework for Discovering Diverse Directions in GANs
    Enis Simsar, Umut Kocasari, Ezgi Gulperi Er, and Pinar Yanardag
    Pre-print (Pre-print) , 2022
  2. Pre-print
    FairStyle: Debiasing StyleGAN2 with Style Channel Manipulations
    Cemre Efe Karakas*, Alara Dirik*, Eylul Yalcinkaya, and Pinar Yanardag
    Pre-print (Pre-print) , 2022
  3. Pre-print
    Text and Image Guided 3D Avatar Generation and Manipulation
    Zehranaz Canfes*, Furkan Atasoy*, Alara Dirik*, and Pinar Yanardag
    Pre-print (Pre-print) , 2022
  4. Pre-print
    Discovering Multiple and Diverse Directions for Cognitive Image Properties
    Umut Kocasari, Alperen Bag, Oguz Kaan Yuksel, and Pinar Yanardag
    Pre-print (Pre-print) , 2022


Jan 28, 2022 CATLAB undergraduate researchers Cemre and Eylul won the best senior thesis award! :sparkles:
Dec 13, 2021 Controlled Cue Generation for Play Scripts is selected as the Best Paper at CTRLGen Workshop at NeurIPS’21! :trophy:
Aug 22, 2021 One paper is accepted to ICCV, and one paper is accepted to WACV!
Jul 1, 2021 Two of the senior thesis from CATLAB are selected among Top 3 in the department! :sparkles:


Principal Investigator: Dr. Pinar Yanardag
Grad students: Enis Simsar (MSc, part-time), Alara Dirik (MSc, part-time)
Undergrad students: Umut Kocasari, Kerem Zaman, Zehranaz Canfes, Furkan Atasoy, Berkay Doner, Elif Sema Balcioglu, Merve Rabia Barin
Undergrad students (alumni): Oguz Kaan Yuksel (now at EPFL), Dilara Gokay (now at TUM), Mert Yuksekgonul (now at Stanford CS), Ezgi Gulperi Er (now at Goldman Sachs), Eylul Yalcinkaya (now at Facebook), Cemre Efe Karakas (now at Amazon)


We would like to acknowledge the support from 2232 International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers Program of TUBITAK (Project No: 118c321). We also acknowledge the support of NVIDIA Corporation through the donation of the TITAN X GPU and GCP research credits from Google. This website is using al-folio theme.