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Serkan Sulun

Deep Learning Researcher


I use deep neural networks on music and video.


INESC TEC, Portugal | Mar 2019 - Present

Enhancement of complex music signals using deep neural networks

Video-based symbolic music generation

Research assistant
Koc University, Turkey | Sep 2016 - Nov 2018 (2 years 2 months)

Video compression and frame prediction using deep neural networks, including generative adversarial networks

Teaching assistant
Koc University, Turkey | Sep 2016 - Nov 2018 (2 years 2 months)

Leading laboratory sessions and occasionally lectures on programming with MATLAB

Sound engineer
Telfs Youth Center Studio, Austria | Oct 2014 - Aug 2015 (11 months)

Recording and mixing music performed by local youngsters

Champalimaud Neuroscience Program, Portugal | Jul 2013 - Oct 2013 (3 months)

Processing neural signals and videos obtained by rat experiments, designing the controller board. Article acknowledgement: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4721960

Peer instructor
Sabanci University, Turkey | Feb 2010 - Jun 2014 (4 years 3 months)

Lecturing in small study groups and occasionally in amphitheaters on freshman chemistry and biology


On Filter Generalization for Music Bandwidth Extension Using Deep Neural Networks (2020)
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing
DOI:10.1109/JSTSP.2020.3037485   |   arXiv:2011.07274
Can Learned Frame-Prediction Compete with Block-Motion Compensation for Video Coding? (2020)
Signal, Image and Video Processing
DOI:10.1007/s11760-020-01751-y   |   arXiv:2007.08922
Deep Learned Frame Prediction for Video Compression (2018)
Koc University, Masters Thesis
Thesis:531218   |   arXiv:1811.10946


  • Doctoral Fellowship | la Caixa Foundation
  • Graduate Fellowship (Masters) | Koc University
  • Ranked 9 out of 204,392 in Turkish Academic Personnel and Graduate Education Exam
  • Excellence Merit Scholarship (Bachelors) | Education Foundation of Turkey
  • Excellence Merit Scholarship (Bachelors) | Sabanci University
  • Employment Scholarship | Sabanci University
  • Bachelors Scholarship | Prime Ministry of Turkey
  • Ranked 297 out of 1,349,782 in Turkish University Entrance Exam
  • Erasmus+ Exchange Grant | European Commission
  • Erasmus+ Internship Grant | European Commission


Observador (2020)
Generating music from videos
Portuguese original   |   English translation
Olhar no progresso (2021)
Deep learning, multimedia and music
Newspaper website   |   YouTube