About Me

I am the director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and the Clinical Image Analysis Lab. I received my BSc and PhD degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey, and my MSc degree in digital systems engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, England. After completing my post-doctoral studies in the department of radiology at the University of Michigan, I worked as a senior researcher and a product director at a high-tech company, specializing in computer-aided detection and diagnosis of cancer from radiological images. Previously, I was professor of biomedical informatics and pathology and director of Division of Clinical and Translational Informatics at the Ohio State University.

I have authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and was awarded six patents for inventions in medical image analysis. I received several awards, including:

  • the British FCO
  • NCI caBIG Embodying the Vision
  • Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation Young Investigator
  • Pelotonia Idea

I am a fellow of SPIE and senior of member of IEEE and AMIA. I currently serve on the editorial boards of JPI and JMI; organize the Histopathological Image Analysis workshop; and chair SPIE Medical Imaging Symposium.

Education Program Involvement

Biomedical Engineering PhD Program Research Interest: Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Biomedical Imaging, Cardiovascular Engineering, Nanomedicine and Nanobioengineering, Neuroengineering, Tissue Engineering, Translational Cancer Research