biography

Summary

  • Kaan Akşit invents novel optics, hardware, and software for next‑generation computational display and imaging technologies. Kaan has more than ten years of experience and specialization in various novel computational display technologies, including auto‑stereoscopic displays, holographic displays and imagers, and near‑eye displays for virtual and augmented reality applications.

Collaborators

Academic Funding

Invited Talks and Workshops

Mentorship and Guidance

Awards

  • 2021
    Best Paper Nominee
    IEEE VR
    • Beaming Displays, only 11 papers nominated from over 300 submissions.
  • 2020
    Outstanding Reviewer Recognition
    Optica
  • 2019
    Emerging Technologies Best in Show Award
    SIGGRAPH 2019
  • 2019
    Best Paper Nominee
    IEEE VR
    • Manufacturing Application Driven Foveated Near-Eye Displays, only 11 papers nominated from over 300 submissions.
  • 2018
    Best Paper Award
    IEEE ISMAR
    • FocusAR Auto-focus Augmented Reality Eyeglasses, only 11 papers nominated from over 300 submissions.
  • 2018
    Emerging Technologies Best in Show Award
    SIGGRAPH
    • Steerable Application-Adaptive Near Eye Displays
  • 2017
    Emerging Technologies DC EXPO Special Prize
    SIGGRAPH
    • Wide Field of View Varifocal Near Eye Displays using See-Through Deformable Membrane Mirrors
  • 2017
    Best Paper Award
    IEEE VR
    • Wide Field of View Varifocal Near Eye Displays using See-Through Deformable Membrane Mirrors
  • 2014
    Graduate Studies Excellence Award
    Koç University
    • Award received from head of institute, Prof. Tekin Dereli and the dean, Prof. Ümran İnan of Koç (Also affiliated as a professor at Stanford University).
  • 2014
    Student Travel Grant
    SID Display Week 2014
    • Student travel grant from SEL (Semiconductor Energy Laboratory), Larry and Jane Weber and Larry and Carol Tannas.
  • 2013
    New Product Award
    International 3D Society
  • 2012
    Merck Young Scientist Award
    Merck KGaA
    • Merck Young Scientist Award received from Merck group’s president, Mr. Jürgen König in 2012.
  • 2012
    Best Project Award
    Turkish Health Industry Society
    • Kaan has supervised a term project of two undergraduate students, which was recognized as the best project award from Turkish Health Industry Society in 2012.
  • 2012
    Best Project Award
    Yıldız Technical University's IEEE Student Branch
    • Best project award from YTÜ’s IEEE student branch among 131 projects; award was given by his excellency, Minister of Science and Technology of Türkiye, 2012.
  • 2007
    Best Place
    TÜBİTAK
    • TÜBİTAK Solar Car Races 2007 at Hipodrom at Ankara Solar Car Race-Among the 38 team, Won 4 trophies for 1. and 2.places in Ankara Race Arena, 1. and 3., ANOK Race 1. Place, Best Design Prize, Fastest Run for placement.
  • 2006
    Best Place
    TÜBİTAK
    • TÜBİTAK Solar Car Races 2006 at Official F1 Istanbul Racetrack and Arena Izmir Solar Car Race Among the 38 team, Won 9 trophies for 1. and 2. places in Istanbul Park F1 Race Arena, 1. and 3. Places in Izmir Race Arena, Best Design Prize, 1. and 2. Places in Placing Tours.

Organizations and Public Demonstrations

Review Process