Safa Cicek

I am an engineer in Waymo. I got my PhD from the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at UCLA where I worked under the supervision of Stefano Soatto in the Vision Lab. I successfully defended my PhD dissertation on January 21, 2021.

I obtained my B.Eng degree from Electrical Engineering department of Bilkent University, Turkey, 2015. I obtained my MS degree from Electrical and Computer Engineering department of UCLA, 2017.

I am interested in deep learning, semi-supervised learning, unsupervised domain adaptation and reinforcement learning.

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[September, 2021] Our paper, Small Lesion Segmentation in Brain MRIs with Subpixel Embedding accepted to BrainLes: Brain Lesion Workshop.

[February, 2021] Our paper, Learning Topology from Synthetic Data for Unsupervised Depth Completion accepted to IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2021).

[February, 2021] I am joining Waymo in Mountain View as full-time.

[January, 2021] I successfully defended my PhD dissertation, Visual Learning with Weak Supervision.

[January, 2021] Our paper, Learning Topology from Synthetic Data for Unsupervised Depth Completion accepted to IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RAL 2021).

[September, 2020] Our paper, Targeted Adversarial Perturbations for Monocular Depth Prediction accepted to Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2020).

[September, 2020] Our paper, Spatial Class Distribution Shift in Unsupervised Domain Adaptation: Local Alignment Comes to Rescue accepted to Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV 2020).

[August, 2020] Our paper, Generative Feature Disentangling for Unsupervised Domain Adaptation accepted to European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2020) workshop.

[June, 2020] I am joining Waymo Research in Mountain View for my summer internship.

[August, 2019] Our paper, Input and Weight Space Smoothing for Semi-supervised Learning accepted to International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2019) workshop.

[July, 2019] Our paper, Unsupervised Domain Adaptation via Regularized Conditional Alignment accepted to International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2019) as oral (%4.6 of all submissions).

[June, 2019] I am joining Adobe Research in San Jose for my summer internship.

[January, 2019] Our paper, MARL-PPS: Multi-agent Reinforcement Learning with Periodic Parameter Sharing accepted to International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2019).

[July, 2018] Our paper, SaaS: Speed as a Supervisor for Semi-supervised Learning accepted to European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2018).

[June, 2018] I am joining Honda Research Institute in Mountain View for my summer internship.

[March, 2018] I advanced to candicacy.

[January, 2017] I passed PhD Preliminary Examination of UCLA ECE.

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  safacicek at gmail dot com

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Publications

Learning Topology from Synthetic Data for Unsupervised Depth Completion
Alex Wong, Safa Cicek, Stefano Soatto
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Targeted Adversarial Perturbations for Monocular Depth Prediction
Alex Wong, Safa Cicek, Stefano Soatto
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Spatial Class Distribution Shift in Unsupervised Domain Adaptation: Local Alignment Comes to Rescue
Safa Cicek, Ning Xu, Zhaowen Wang, Hailin Jin, Stefano Soatto
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Disentangled Image Generation for Unsupervised Domain Adaptation
Safa Cicek, Ning Xu, Zhaowen Wang, Hailin Jin, Stefano Soatto
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Unsupervised Domain Adaptation via Regularized Conditional Alignment
Safa Cicek, Stefano Soatto
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Input and Weight Space Smoothing for Semi-supervised Learning
Safa Cicek, Stefano Soatto
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SaaS: Speed as a Supervisor for Semi-supervised Learning
Safa Cicek, Alhussein Fawzi, Stefano Soatto
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MARL-PPS: Multi-agent Reinforcement Learning with Periodic Parameter Sharing
Safa Cicek, Alireza Nakhaei, Stefano Soatto, Kikuo Fujimura
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PhD Thesis

Visual Learning with Weak Supervision
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