Simulation and Synthetic Data for Computer Vision with Batu Arisoy

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Today we’re joined by Batu Arisoy, Research Manager with the Vision Technologies & Solutions team at Siemens Corporate Technology.

Currently, Batu’s research focus is solving limited-data computer vision problems, providing R&D for many of the business units throughout the company. In our conversation, Batu details quite a few of his group’s ongoing projects, like an activity recognition project with the Office of Naval Research, and their many CVPR submissions, which include an emulation of a teacher teaching students information without the use of memorization.

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You probably know Siemens as a global leader in the area of industrial electrification, automation, and digitalization, or as a supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. I recently had an opportunity to attend the company’s Spotlight on Innovation event down in Orlando, Florida and learn about some of the interesting work happening within the R&D branch of the company. I’m happy to be able to share a bit of that with you via today’s conversation with Batu.

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Meetup Update!

Many of you are aware that we’ve been hosting a couple of paper-reading meetups in conjunction with the podcast. I’m excited to share that Matt Kenney, Duke staff researcher and long-time listener and friend of the show, has stepped up to help take this group to the next level. The paper reading meetup will now be meeting every other Sunday at 1 PM Eastern Time to dissect the latest and greatest academic research papers in ML and AI. If you want to take your understanding of the field to the next level, please join us this Sunday, July 14th, or check for more upcoming community events.

We’ve also got a couple of study groups currently running, with one group working through the Deep Learning from the Foundations course, and another working through the Stanford cs224n Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing course. These study groups just started and will be working on these courses through October and November respectively, so it’s not too late to join. Sign up on the meetup page at

About Batu

From the Interview

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