Sami Arpa

Office: INF 011
Phone: +41 21 69 31272
Email: sami [dot] arpa [at] epfl [dot] ch
BC 314 (Bâtiment BC) 
Station 14 
CH-1015 Lausanne


  • 2013 – now:  PhD candidate in École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 2010 – 2012: MSc. in Computer Science, Bilkent University, Turkey.
  • 2005 – 2010: BSc. in Computer Science, Bilkent University, Turkey.

Scientific Interests

  • Visual Perception
  • Non-photorealistic Rendering
  • Computational Aesthetics
  • Optical Illusions
  • Computer Graphics


  • 2012 – 2013: Intern in Max Planck Institute Informatique, Germany.


U. Celikcan; S. Arpa; T. Capin : Image reproduction with compensation of luminance adaptation; Signal, Image and Video Processing. 2017. DOI : 10.1007/s11760-016-0914-5.
S. Arpa; S. Süsstrunk; R. Hersch : High Relief from 3D Scenes; Computer Graphics Forum (Eurographics, Zurich). 2015. DOI : 10.1111/cgf.12557.
S. Arpa; T. Ritschel; K. Myszkowski; T. Capin; H.-P. Seidel : Purkinje Images: Conveying Different Content for Different Luminance Adaptations in a Single Image; Computer Graphics Forum. 2015. DOI : 10.1111/cgf.12463.
A. Bulbul; S. Arpa; T. Capin : A clustering-based method to estimate saliency in 3D animated meshes; Computers and Graphics. 2014. DOI : 10.1016/j.cag.2014.04.003.
S. Arpa; A. Bulbul; T. Capin; B. Ozguc : Perceptual 3D rendering based on principles of analytical cubism; Computers & Graphics. 2012. DOI : 10.1016/j.cag.2012.06.003.
S. Arpa; A. Bulbul; T. Capin : A decision theoretic approach to motion saliency in computer animations. 2011. Motion in Games, Edinburgh, UK, November 13-15, 2011. p. 168-179. DOI : 10.1007/978-3-642-25090-3_15.