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 Computational Imaging (2017-2020)

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

Elevated to IEEE Fellow, 2020

Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society, 2020-2022

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

Samia Binte Kazemi, Sean Thammakhoune, Nazia Afroz Choudhury

Current M.S Students

Jianyu Yang, Ziyu Su

Current Postdocs

Bariscan Yonel

Past Postdocs

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

Past Ph.D. Students

Meltem Izzetoglu, Evren Yarman, Murat Guven, Burak Alacam, Lu Zhou, Ann Jin, Kaitlyn Voccola, Steven Wacks, H. Cagri Yanik, Kaan Duman, Eric Mason, Il-Young Son, Bariscan Yonel

Past M.S. Students

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

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, 2015-2017

Signals and Systems

Fall 2018, 2019, 2020

Introduction to Machine Learning




Spring 2015, 2018

Radar Imaging 

Spring 2008~2010~2015, 2017, 2020, 2022

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


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