Ozan Caglayan

Ozan Caglayan

Dr, Research Associate

Imperial College London


I am a postdoctoral research associate in Imperial College London with a focus on multimodal language learning. I received my PhD in 2019 from the Informatics Laboratory (LIUM) of Le Mans University. During summer 2018, I visited Johns Hopkins University as a graduate student in the Grounded Sequence to Sequence Transduction Team, within the JSALT workshop.

Between 2012-2017, I worked as a research & teaching assistant in the Computer Engineering Dept. of Galatasaray University in Istanbul, Turkey where I lectured practical sessions for undergraduate courses such as Algorithms, C Programming, Microprocessors and Operating Systems. I obtained my MSc. degree from Galatasaray University as well where I developed a simple embedded system for a Brain-computer Interface application. You can access my MSc. thesis from here.

Between 2007-2012, I took part in the Pardus Linux project within the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) as a full-time Linux developer.

I am a signatory of the petition called Academics for Peace against which a series of unlawful actions have been taken by the Turkish state since 2016. Click here for the recent updates.

  • Deep Neural Nets
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Linguistics
  • Open-Source & Linux
  • DIY Electronics & Maker
  • Photography
  • PhD in Machine Translation, 2019

    Le Mans University

  • MSc. Computer Engineering, 2014

    Galatasaray University, Turkey

  • BSc. Computer Engineering, 2008

    Galatasaray University, Turkey

  • Erasmus Exchange Programme, 2007

    Université Joseph Fourier, France

  • High School, 2004

    Lycée Français Saint Joseph, Istanbul


Research Associate
Jul 2019 – Present London, United Kingdom
  • Research on vision & language processing related topics such as image captioning, multimodal machine translation.
  • Teaching language modelling and machine translation of the NLP course.
  • Co-supervision of MSc. students.
Visiting Researcher
Jun 2018 – Aug 2018 Baltimore, USA
Participated to the Fifth Frederick Jelinek Memorial Summer Workshop (JSALT)
PhD Student, Researcher
Oct 2017 – Jun 2019 Le Mans, France
Teaching & Research Assistant
Oct 2012 – Mar 2017 Istanbul, Turkey
  • Academic research contributing towards the PhD topic
  • MSc. related research projects on Brain-computer Interfaces
  • Teaching assistant for Parallel computing, C programming, Algorithms, Operating Systems, Microprocessors.
Sep 2007 – Jan 2012 Gebze, Kocaeli
  • Open-source Linux developer under the Pardus project
Intern at Pardus Project
Jun 2007 – Aug 2007 Gebze, Kocaeli
Intern at Optoelectronics Lab
Jun 2006 – Jul 2006 Gebze, Kocaeli

Recent Publications

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Sustainable Computational Science: The ReScience Initiative
Computer science offers a large set of tools for prototyping, writing, running, testing, validating, sharing and reproducing results; …
LIUM-CVC Submissions for WMT17 Multimodal Translation Task
This paper describes the monomodal and multimodal Neural Machine Translation systems developed by LIUM and CVC for WMT17 Shared Task on …

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