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, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (2014-present)

Associate Editor, SIAM Journal on Imaging Science (2009-2014)

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (2007-2012)

Recent Activities

Member of IEEE Special Interest Group on Computational Imaging, 2015

Member of NATO panel (SET-186) on passive imaging

Elected member of IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Signal Processing Theory and Methods, 2014-2016

Publication Chair, IEEE Radar Conference, 2015, 2010

Tutorial Committee, ICPR 2010

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

Current Ph.D. Students

Kaan Duman, Il-Young Son, Eric Mason, Bariscan Yonel, Richard Chen

Current M.S Students


Current Postdocs


Past Postdocs

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

Past Ph.D. Students

Meltem Izzetoglu, Evren Yarman, Murat Guven, Burak Alacam, Lu Zhou, Ann Jin, Kaitlyn Voccola, Steven Wacks, H. Cagri Yanik

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

Fall 2011, 2015

Signals and Systems




Spring 2008~2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Detection and Estimation Theory 

Spring 2015

Radar Imaging 

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


Tuesday 11:30am-1:30pm, Wednesday 10:30am-11:30am & Friday 11:30am-12:30pm


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