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Birsen Yazici
Assistant Professor


Department Affiliation:
Department of Electrical, Computer, & Systems Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering


Ph.D., Purdue University, W. Layfayette, IN, Electrical Engineering
M.S., Purdue University, W. Layfayette, Electrical Engineering
B.S., Bogazici University, Istanbul, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics

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Professional Background:

After completing her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University, Dr. Yazici was employed as a senior research scientist at the General Electric Company Research and Development Center, Schenectady, NY. During her tenure in industry, she worked on transportation, industrial and medical imaging systems. Her work on industrial systems received best paper award in 1997 given by IEEE Transactions in Industrial Application. She was an Assistant Professor at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA before coming to Rensselaer.

Research Center Affiliations:

Scientific Computation Research Center
Multiscale Science and Engineering Center

General Areas of Research

  • Radar
  • Imaging
  • Optics
  • Biotechnology
  • Biophotonics
  • Bioengineering
  • Statistics
  • X-Rays

Research Activities:

Dr. Yazici's research interests are statistical signal and image processing, pattern recognition, noncommutative harmonic analysis, inverse problems in radar and medical imaging, in particular optical and X-ray imaging and breast cancer. She holds 12 US patents.


2000 - General Electric Company Corporate R&D Whitney award for contributions to the Apollo Cardiac X-ray Systems Project, 2000

1999 - General Electric Company Corporate R&D management award for contributions to the 3D Computed Tomography Explosive Detection Systems Project

1998 - General Electric Company Corporate R&D publication award

1997 -- IEE Industrial Applications Society 2nd best paper award for the journal paper entitled "An Adaptive Statistical Time-frequency method for Detection of Broken Bars and Bearing Faults in Motors Using Stator Current"

1995 - General Electric Company Corporate R&D bronze patent award

1988 - Special merit scholarship, Turkish Education Foundation, Turkey

Contact Information:
(518) 276-2905

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Troy, New York


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