Welcome to my research web page!

I am a Professor of Computer Engineering at the Department of Computer Engineering and the School of Medicine at Koç University. I am also the Director of the AI Center at Koç University.

I received my B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1999 and 2001, respectively, and my Ph.D. degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, in 2005. Before joining Koç University, I was a faculty member of computer engineering at Bilkent University. I was a visiting professor at Nanyang Technological University NTU, Singapore, in Fall 2009, and Stanford University in Spring 2013. I am a member of the professional societies of IEEE and ISCB, and a member of the alumni of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Bogazici University, and Ankara Science High School.

My main research interests and projects include development of new computational models based on machine learning, deep learning, and computer vision for medical image analysis.

Currently, my research group works on the interdisciplinary projects in collaborations with the Departments of Pathology and Biology for the microscopic analysis of histopathological images and in vitro fluorescence and live cell images and with the Departments of Ophthalmology, Radiology, and Anatomy for the analysis of images acquired with in vivo imaging of CT, MR, and OCT. Our research topics include:

  • Machine learning
  • Deep learning
  • Semantic segmentation
  • Classification

Please contact me for possible positions available in our group.