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I'm Sukru Eraslan. I am currently working as a post-doctoral researcher in the Interaction Analysis and Modelling Lab at Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus (METU NCC).

I completed my BSc in Information Systems Engineering at Cyprus International University in 2009 as the first ranked graduate. After that, I received my MSc in Information Technology (Data Engineering) at the University of Wolverhampton in 2011. I then completed my PhD in Computer Science at the University of Manchester in 2016 with the Outstanding PhD Thesis Prize under the supervision of Dr. Simon Harper and Dr. Yeliz Yesilada.

My main research area is Eye Tracking on the Web. I am interested in analysing eye movements of users to understand how they interact with web pages to make the web more accessible in constrained environments, such as on small-screen devices and in audio representation for visually disabled users. Therefore, my research mainly includes analysis of eye tracking data, data clustering, user modelling and analysis of web pages

Education

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  • High School Diploma in Science
    20 Temmuz Science High School, Cyprus

    September 2002 - June 2005

Projects

The projects I have worked on them

DDS: Data-Driven Segmentation

  • Role: Post-doctoral Researcher

    February 2017 – Present

  • Abstract: Web pages are typically designed to support visual interaction and so they include many visual elements. They are visually segmented into a number of blocks with different contents and roles but most of the time these are not explicitly encoded in the source code so are not accessible for machine consumption such as for screen readers or for information retrieval agents. To overcome this problem, many approaches have been proposed to automatically segment web pages but they have many shortcomings such as not being able to consider all the components of web pages such as stylesheets, scripts, and considering dynamic content, not being able to learn new visual designs and most importantly they are not driven by the understanding of the end users' interaction which can be an issue of identifying segments relevant to the users' task. The main objective of this project is to investigate different techniques for web page segmentation that address these limitations.
  • Website: http://iam.ncc.metu.edu.tr/dds/

eMine: Web Page Transcoding Based on Eye Tracking

  • Role: Research Assistant/Scholar

    June 2012 – December 2013

  • Abstract: The web has moved from the Desktop and now is ubiquitous. It can be accessed by a small device while the user is mobile or it can be accessed in audio if the user cannot see the content, for instance visually disabled users who use screen readers. However, since web pages are mainly designed for visual interaction; it is almost impossible to access them in alternative forms. Our overarching goal is to improve the user experience in such constrained environments by using a novel application of eye tracking technology. In brief, by relating scanpaths to the underlying source code of web pages, we aim to transcode web pages such that they are easier to access in constrained environments. The project is supported by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK).
  • Website: http://emine.ncc.metu.edu.tr/index.html

Publications

Here is the list!

Journal Papers

  • Sukru Eraslan, Yeliz Yesilada and Simon Harper. Less Users More Confidence: How AOIs Don't Affect Scanpath Trend Analysis. Journal of Eye Movement Research (SCI-E), vol. 10, no. 4, article 6, 2017.
  • Sukru Eraslan, Yeliz Yesilada and Simon Harper. Scanpath Trend Analysis: Clustering Eye Tracking Scanpaths. ACM Transactions on the Web (SCI-E), vol. 10, no. 4, article 20, 2016.
  • Sukru Eraslan, Yeliz Yesilada and Simon Harper. Eye Tracking Scanpath Analysis Techniques on Web Pages: A Survey, Evaluation and Comparison. Journal of Eye Movement Research (SCI-E), vol. 9, no. 1, article 2, 2016.
  • Sukru Eraslan and Yeliz Yesilada. Identifying Patterns in Eyetracking Scanpaths and the Affecting Factors. Journal of Web Engineering (SCI-E), vol. 14, no. 5-6, Rinton Press, 2015, 363-385.

International Conference Papers

  • Sukru Eraslan, Yeliz Yesilada and Simon Harper. Crowdsourcing a Corpus of Eye Tracking Data on Web Pages: A Methodology. In Proceedings of Measuring Behavior 2018, MB 2018, pages 267-273, Manchester, United Kingdom, 2018.
  • Victoria Yaneva, Le An Ha, Sukru Eraslan, Yeliz Yesilada and Ruslan Mitkov. Detecting Autism Based on Eye-Tracking Data from Web Searching Tasks. In Proceedings of the 15th Web for All Conference on the Internet of Accessible Things, W4A 18, New York, NY, USA, 2018. ACM. Best Technical Paper Award
  • Sukru Eraslan, Yeliz Yesilada and Simon Harper. Engineering Web-based Interactive Systems: Trend Analysis in Eye Tracking Scanpaths with a Tolerance. In Proceedings of the 9th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems, EICS 2017, pages 3-8, New York, NY, USA, 2017. ACM.
  • Sukru Eraslan, Victoria Yaneva, Yeliz Yesilada, and Simon Harper. Do Web Users with Autism Experience Barriers When Searching for Information Within Web Pages?. In Proceedings of the 14th Web for All Conference on the Future of Accessible Work, W4A 17, Article 20, New York, NY, USA, 2017. ACM.
  • Sukru Eraslan, Yeliz Yesilada and Simon Harper. Trends in Eye Tracking Scanpaths: Segmentation Effect? In Proceedings of the 27th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, HT 16, pages 15-25, New York, NY, USA, 2016. ACM.
  • Sukru Eraslan, Yeliz Yesilada and Simon Harper and Alan Davies. What is Trending in Eye Tracking Scanpaths on Web Pages? In Proceedings of Measuring Behavior 2016, MB 2016, pages 341-343, Dublin, Ireland, 2016.
  • Sukru Eraslan, Yeliz Yesilada and Simon Harper. Eye Tracking Scanpath Analysis on Web Pages: How Many Users? In Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications, ETRA 16, pages 103-110, New York, NY, USA, 2016. ACM.
  • Sukru Eraslan, Yeliz Yesilada and Simon Harper. Identifying Patterns in Eyetracking Scanpaths in Terms of Visual Elements of Web Pages. In: Casteleyn, S., Rossi, G. and Winckler, M. (Eds.) Web Engineering - ICWE 2014, LNCS, vol. 8541, Springer, 2014, 163-180.
  • Sukru Eraslan, Yeliz Yesilada and Simon Harper. Understanding Eye Tracking Data for Re-engineering Web Pages. In: Sheng Q. Z. and Kjeldskov J. (Eds.) Current Trends in Web Engineering - ICWE 2013 Workshops and PhD Symposium. LNCS, vol. 8295, Springer, 2013, 345-349.
  • Yeliz Yesilada, Simon Harper and Sukru Eraslan. Experiential Transcoding: An Eye Tracking Approach. In Proceedings of the 10th International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility, W4A 2013, 2013, 30.

National Conference Papers

  • Sukru Eraslan and Yeliz Yesilada. The Effects of Web Page Design on Distribution of Users’ Interests: An Eye Tracking Study. In Proceedings of the 11th Turkish National Symposium on Software Engineering (11. Ulusal Yazılım Mühendisligi Sempozyumu, UYMS 2017), 2017, 516-528.
  • Sukru Eraslan, Yeliz Yesilada and Simon Harper. Analysis of Algorithms to Identify Patterns in Eye-tracking Scanpaths. In Proceedings of the 21st Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), 2013, 1-4.

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Location

Kalkanlı, Güzelyurt, Mersin 10, Turkey

Phone

+90 392 661 2971

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