Burak Acar, PhD.
Department of Electrical-Electronics Engineering
34342 Bebek – Istanbul / TURKEY
Phone:+90(212)3596465 / 3596414(Dept.)
Email: acarbuboun.edu.tr, burak.acarieee.org
Dr. Acar was born in 1972 in Izmir, Turkey. He received BS, MS and PhD degrees in EE from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1994, 1996 and 2000, respectively. His PhD thesis was on Electrocardiogram (ECG) signal processing and analysis during which he spent a year at University College London, St. George’s Hospital Medical School, Dept. of Cardiac and Vascular Sciences. He was at the Stanford University, Medical School, Dept. of Radiology, 3D Lab. before joining Bogazici University in 2003. He was a DFG Mercator Visiting Professor at TU Munich, Faculty of Informatics, Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures (CAMP), in 2012. He leads the Volumetric Analysis and Visualization Lab (BUSIM/VAVlab) at Bogazici University. His research interests are in digital image and signal processing and analysis towards computer-aided diagnosis, decision making and guidance through machine learning. The application fields are primarily medicine, with extensions to industrial diagnostics and decision support systems. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Research Award from Bogazici University Foundation (2006) and the Young Researcher Award from Turkish Academy of Sciences (2008).