Academic Studies & Courses

After, I spent some time to implement “Bresenham’s line” and “seed fill” algorithms for Image Processing course homework; I noticed that I haven’t blogged enough for my graduate program.

It is MS program in Computer Engineering at Istanbul University. I registered 3 courses; Advanced Computer Architectures, Image Processing Techniques for Computer Engineering, Computer Language Engineering for fall semester.  You can access course details by this link.

I haven’t decided my thesis subject yet but, I feel that it seems to be about Semantic Web, AI (like knowledge presentation, machine learning …) or Information Retrieval (IR) systems.

Nowadays, I’m dealing with Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) or Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI).  It is a new subject but growing fast among next generation web search engines (like Google, Hakia … etc).  It needs some mathematical skills like linear algebra to analyze data. If I had been told this relation before I would payed more attention to mathematics than I did. Anyway, my mathematical knowledge is still fine 😉 I can find (solve) what I need (for now).  I’ll try to write much about my academic studies and interests.