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Mujdat Cetin

Mujdat Cetin

  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Robin and Tim Wentworth Director, Goergen Institute for Data Science

PhD, Boston University, 2001

1211 Wegmans Hall and 719 Computer Studies Building
(585) 276-5061

Short Biography

Mujdat Cetin joined Rochester as an associate professor in 2017 after serving as a faculty member at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey for 12 years, where he directed the Signal Processing and Information Systems Laboratory. From 2001 to 2005, he was with the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, MIT.  Professor Cetin has held visiting faculty positions at MIT, Northeastern University, and Boston University.

Mujdat Cetin received his BS in electrical engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey in 1993, a MS in electrical engineering from the University of Salford, Manchester UK in 1995, followed by a PhD in electrical engineering from Boston University, Boston, MA in 2001.

Professor Cetin received several awards including the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award; the EURASIP/Elsevier Signal Processing Best Paper Award; the IET Radar, Sonar and Navigation Premium Award; and the Turkish Academy of Sciences Distinguished Young Scientist Award.

Professor Cetin was the Technical Program Co-chair for the IEEE Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing (IVMSP) Workshop in 2016; for the International Conference on Information Fusion in 2016 and 2013; for the International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) in 2010; and for the IEEE Turkish Conference on Signal Processing, Communications, and their Applications in 2006. He was one of the keynote speakers for the 2015 International Workshop on Compressed Sensing Theory and its Applications to Radar, Sonar, and Remote Sensing. He served as an Area Chair for the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) and for the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) multiple times.

Mujdat Cetin is currently a Senior Area Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging. He has been an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics; a Guest Editor for Pattern Recognition Letters; and an Area Editor for the Journal of Advances in Information Fusion. Dr. Cetin is the vice-chair of the IEEE Computational Imaging Special Interest Group, and will take over as its chair in January 2018. He is also a member of the IEEE Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee and the IEEE Bioimaging and Signal Processing Technical Committee. He has served on the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) Conferences and Meetings Committee and the IAPR ICPR Liaison Committee. Dr. Çetin is a EURASIP Liaison Officer and a best paper award jury member for the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing.

Research Overview

Professor Cetin’s research interests are within the broad area of data, signal, and imaging sciences, with cross-disciplinary links to several other areas in electrical engineering, computer science, and neuroscience. The overarching theme of his research is the development of probabilistic and machine learning-based methods for robust and efficient information extraction at various levels of abstraction from observed uncertain, complex data.

His research group has made advances in three key areas: computational sensing and imaging as applied to radar and biomedical imaging; probabilistic methods for image and video analysis as applied to biomedical image analysis, microscopic neuroimaging, and computer vision; and signal processing and machine learning for brain-computer/machine interfaces, with applications for alternative communication and rehabilitation for patients and monitoring of cognitive states.

For Professor Cetin’s publications, please see his Google Scholar profile.