Sabri 'Elras' Bolkar

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I am a machine learning applied scientist, engineer, and basketball player. I am interested in the complete lifecycle of learning-based systems from research to development, deployment, and improvement. Multi-modal deep networks are especially my favorite.

I studied computer vision at NTNU and completed my MSc thesis on unsupervised image segmentation at KU Leuven. Then I had a PhD adventure at TU Delft where I worked on fast registration algorithms for incomplete point cloud data. Currently, I create deep networks and architect the machine learning cloud infrastructure at Bright River where I aim to disrupt the image editing industry using automated smart solutions.

I am also writing about deep learning at InfoQ, you can check my articles here.


Updates

July 21 - Our new ML image editing SaaS ModifAI is live!

February 21 - The project that I am leading the R&D efforts got NVIDIA Inception Grant.

March 20 - Check my team's deep learning solutions as we bring automation to image editing.

April 19 - Lured to the industry from my PhD researcher position. I will be initializing the CV/ML group at B/R.

November 18 - My work on microscopy point cloud registration resulted in state-of-the-art speed with high quality!

July 18 - Defended my thesis succesfully! I will be starting a PhD positon at the TU Delft Quantitative Imaging Group.

September 16 - Started my MSc education, my specializations will be imaging, processing and machine learning.

June 14 - Interned at Technical University of Denmark, I worked on brain computer interfaces and EEG data analysis.


Projects | Publications

Benefits of Loosely Coupled Deep Learning Serving
InfoQ, 2021
Article link

High Resolution Alpha Masking of Objects
B/R, 2020
Sample input image from link
Another example result for link

Fast Point Cloud Fusion of Incomplete SMLM Particles
Sabri Bolkar
TU Delft, 2019
[Pdf]

Soft Segmentation of Viral Labeled Neurons
Sabri Bolkar
MSc Thesis, KU Leuven (Neuro-electronics Research Flanders) & Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2018
[Pdf] [Code]

Deep Smoke Removal from Minimally Invasive Surgery Videos
Sabri Bolkar, Concong Wang, Faouzi Alaya Cheikh, Sule Yildirim
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2018
[Pdf] [Code]

Bio-spectral Imaging
Sabri Bolkar, Onur Ozcelik
Research Report, METU EE, 2015
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