Baris Unver was born in Istanbul, Turkey, where he began coding and building electronic systems as a young teen. He attended the Kuleli Military High School and Turkish Military Academy, receiving a BSc in systems engineering, before embarking on twelve years of military service in the Turkish Gendarmerie’s Signals Corps. He then studied for an MSc in information technology at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey and is now enrolled as a 2nd-year Ph.D. student in computer science at the University of Minnesota, where he is focusing on human-computer interaction under the advising of Professor Lana Yarosh within GroupLens Research

His current research is focusing on online video communication systems particular in projector-camera systems for synchronous communication, and supporting social connections.

Academic Positions

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. Present

    Ph.D. Student in Computer Science

    University of Minnesota

  • M.S. 2006

    Information Technology (Law)

    Hacettepe University

  • Special Graduate Level Courses 2005

    Digital Communication and Electronics

    Hacettepe University

  • Special Education 2005

    Communication and Information Systems

    Communications and Information Systems School of Turkish Army

  • B.S. 2004

    System Engineering

    Turkish Military Academy

  • Diploma 2000

    High School

    Kuleli Military High School