I completed my Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering with honors at Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus in 2014. The idea of creating smart machines algorithms intrigued me to learn more about them. I earned my Master’s degree with distinction from Tampere University of Technology, Finland in 2016 and performed my thesis “Camera Sensor Invariant Auto White Balance Algorithm Weighting” under the supervision of Prof. Moncef Gabbouj, in collaboration with Intel. During my studies, I also carried out an internship at Microsoft Finland, where I worked on image sharpness optimization and auto white balance problems. I really enjoyed my time working on different computer vision related tasks such that I was contributing to solving daily life problems. The whole experience increased my enthusiasm to learn more and contribute to society. This led me to my current position where I am doing my PhD at University of Amsterdam under the supervision of Prof. Theo Gevers, where we do computer vision research on scene understanding and analysis tasks.