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Department of Computer Engineering,
Middle East Technical Univ. (METU)
06800, Ankara- Turkey 

Prof. Dr. Adnan YAZICI is a full professor and the chair of Department of Computer Engineering at Middle East Technical University, Ankara,Turkey. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the Department of EECS at Tulane University in the US, in 1991. He was a visiting professor at Tulane University between 1998 and 2000. His current research interests include; intelligent database systems, fuzzy database modeling, multimedia and video databases, multimedia information retrieval, wireless multimedia sensor networks, and data science. He received the IBM Faculty Award in 2011 and the Parlar Foundation's Young Investigator Award in 2001. He has published more than 200 international technical papers and co-authored/edited three books, which are titled Fuzzy Logic in Its 50. Year: New Developments, Directions and Challenges, Fuzzy Database Modeling and Uncertainty Approaches for Spatial Data Modeling and Processing: a Decision Support Perspective (by Springer). Prof. Dr. YAZICI was a Conference Co-Chair of the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE-2007), the 38th Very Large Data Bases (VLDB 2012) and the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2015). He was also Program Co-Chair of the Flexible Query Answering Systems Conference (FQAS 2011) and Program Committee Chair of the 18th Int. Symposium of Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS 2003). He is a member of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Fuzzy Systems Technical Committee (FSTC) and an Associate Editor of  IEEE Trans. on Fuzzy Systems. He is also the director of the Multimedia Database Lab. at METU.