Birsen Yazıcı

Department of Electrical, Computer & Systems Engineering


Department of Biomedical Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street

JEC 7008
Troy, New York 12180-3590
(518) 276-2905
Fax: (518) 276-6261



Short Biography




Publications by Area               



Student Thesis


Associate Editor, SIAM Journal on Imaging Science

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing

Recent Activities

Publication Chair, IEEE Radar 2010

Tutorial Committee, ICPR 2010

Organizer, IPRPI Workshop on Microlocal Analysis in Imaging, Aug 2-3, 2010.

Current Ph.D. Students

An Jin, Zhengmin Li, Li Jia, H. Cagri Yanik, Kaitlyn Voccola, Steven Wacks, Kaan Duman

Current M.S Students


Current Postdocs

Xiaolei Lv

Past Postdocs

Kiwoon Kwon, Evren Yarman, Laurel Reilly-Raska, Trond Varslot, Murat Guven, Ling Wang, Venky Krishnan

Past Ph.D. Students

Meltem Izzetoglu, Evren Yarman, Murat Guven, Burak Alacam, Lu Zhou

Past M.S. Students

Evren Yarman, Burak Alacam, Murat Guven, Il Young Son, Ahmed Serdaroglu, Vivek Venugopal, Geoffrey Basore, Ankur Singhal

Past Research Engineers

Il Young Son




Spring 2004~2007, Fall 2008

Sensing and Imaging

Fall 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Probability for Engineering Applications




Spring 2008~2010, 2012, 2013, 2014

Detection and Estimation Theory 

Fall 2009~2010, 2012, 2013

Computational Methods and Algorithms in Imaging

Spring 2005

Selected readings in Biomedical Optics

Fall 2004

Radar Engineering


Ph.D, Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, 1994

MS, Mathematics, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, 1990

BS, Electrical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1988

BS, Mathematics, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1988

Positions Held

Research Engineer, GE Global Research Center, Schenectady, NY, Sept 1994-2000

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Drexel University, Jan 2001-June 2003


Office Hours


Mondays & Thursdays, 11:30am-12:30 pm or by appointment


AFOSR, AFRL, NSF, DARPA, US Army Medical Research, ONR, NIH, NIST, DHS.