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Dr. Muhammed Kenan Bektas

Dr. Muhammed Kenan Bektas

Dr. Muhammed Kenan Bektas
ZHAW School of Engineering
Forschungsschwerpunkt Mensch-Maschine-Systeme
Technikumstrasse 9
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 41 14

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Research Associate

Expertise and research interests

Visual Perception
Eye Tracking
Gaze Contingent Visualization
Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR & AR)
User Experience (UX) and Usability Research

Educational background

PhD. in Faculty of Science, University of Zurich (UZH)
Thesis Title: Gaze-Contingent Geovisualization for Level of Detail Management

M.Sc. in Computational Science, Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Thesis Title: Increasing Robustness of Real-time Edge-Based Tracking

B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering, Marmara University, Istanbul
Thesis Title: Data Dimensionality Reduction Using Genetic Algorithms

Professional milestones

2014-2017 Research Assistant: Institute of Neuroinformatics, ETH, Zurich
2015-2016 Visiting Researcher: Clemson University, School of Computing, SC, U.S.A.
2012 Visiting Researcher: German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Saarbrücken, Germany
2009-2015 Research Assistant: Department of Geography, University of Zurich
2008 Intern: Siemens Corporate Research (SCR), Princeton, NJ, U.S.A.
2007 Intern: Airbus Group, Innovation Works, Munich

Membership of networks



Conference contributions, peer-reviewed Oral conference contributions and abstracts Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Bektaş, K., & Çöltekin, A. (2018, January). GeoGCD: Geographic Gaze Contingent Display. In Eye Tracking for Spatial Research, Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop. ETH Zurich.

Schnur, S., Bektaş, K., Çöltekin, A. (2017) Measured and Perceived Visual Complexity: A Comparative Study among
Three Online Map Providers. Journal: Cartography and Geographic Information Science (CaGIS).

Templier T., Bektaş K., Hahnloser R., (2016) Eye-Trace: Segmentation of Volumetric Microscopy Images with
Eyegaze, In CHI ́16: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. San Jose, CA,
USA, May 7 – 12, 2016. ACM, New York, NY, USA. ISBN: 978-1-4503-3362-7 doi:10.1145/2858036.2858578. Paper
Acceptance Rate: 565 of 2435 submissions, 23%. The video of my presentation:

Bektaş K., Çöltekin A., Krüger J., Duchowski A. (2015) A Testbed Combining Visual Perception Models for
Geographic Gaze Contingent Displays (short paper). 17th Annual Eurographics Conference on Visualization
(EuroVis), Cagliari, Sardinia Italy. doi:10.2312/eurovisshort.20151127. Best Short Paper Award.

Bektaş K., Çöltekin A., Krüger J., Duchowski A. (2015) Combining Human Visual System Models for Geographic Gaze
Contingent Displays. 36th Annual Conference of Eurographics, Zurich Switzerland, Poster Session.

Bektaş K., Çöltekin A., Krüger J., (2013) Computational Validation of Three Perceptual Models for Geovisualization.
Swiss Vision Day, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Poster Session.

Bektaş K., Çöltekin A., (2012) Area of Interest Based Interaction and GeoVisualization with WebGL. The Graphical
Web 2012 Conference Proceedings, ETH Zurich. The video of my presentation:

Bektaş K., Çöltekin A., Straumann R.K., (2012) Survey of True 3D and Raster Level of Detail Support in GIS Software,
LNGC Chapter, Pages: 43-65, Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-12272-9_3.

Bektaş K., Çöltekin A., (2011) An Approach to Modeling Spatial Perception for Geovisualization. Journal: Procedia –
Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol: 21, Pages: 53-62. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.07.027.

Bektaş K., Çöltekin A., Foveation for Geovisualization (2011). Zurich Vision Meeting, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Poster

Bektaş K., (2010) Development and Implementation of Geofoveation (GeoF), Conference Proceedings of the
GIScience 2010 Doctoral Colloquium, Zurich.

Schnur S., Bektaş K., Salahi M., Çöltekin A., (2010) A comparison of Measured and Perceived Visual Complexity for
Dynamic Web Maps, Extended Abstract In: The 6th International Conference on Geographic Information Science
GIScience, Zurich.

Bektaş K., Çöltekin A., (2009) A Survey of Stereoscopic Visualization Support in Mainstream Geographic Information
Systems, First True 3D Conference Proceedings, Dresden.