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Contact Information

Email: gozde.unal@itu.edu.tr

Prof. Dr. Gözde Ünal


Faculty of Computer and Informatics Engineering, Room 4322
Ayazaga Campus, Istanbul Technical University
Istanbul, Turkey


Gozde Unal received her PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a PhD minor in Mathematics from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, in 2002. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, Dr. Unal worked as a research scientist at Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ, USA between 2003-2007. She also worked at HPLabs, Palo Alto, CA, and Xerox Labs, Webster, NY as a visiting researcher.  She held positions of assistant professor and associate professor at Sabancı University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences between 2007-2015.   In Fall 2015, she joined Istanbul Technical University, Department of Computer Engineering, where she is currently a full professor. She is one of the founding professors of the new AI&Data Engineering Department at ITU. She served as the founding director of the ITU-AI: ITU Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Research Center.

Dr. Unal was the recipient of L’Oreal Turkey’s Female Scientist Award in 2010 in Life Sciences, and the Distinguished Young Scientist Award from TUBA (GEBIP). She was awarded the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) Career Award of European Commission in 2017.  She served as a technical program co-chair for MICCAI 2016, Athens, Greece, and MIDL 2019, London, UK.  Currently, she is a member of the ITU-AI, and the director of the ITU Vision Lab. Her research interests are in AI, computer vision, deep learning and machine learning.

Fun Fact

I once finished the role-playing computer game Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic in 2 weeks, doing almost nothing else other than playing the game.

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Ph.D Students

Doğay Kamar

Ph.D. Student

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Fırat Öncel

Ph.D. Student

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Gülçin Baykal Can

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Onur Aydın

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Yusuf H. Sahin

Ph.D. Student

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Master Students

Abdullah Akgül

Master's Degree Student

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Altay Ünal

Master's Degree Student

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Batuhan Cengiz

Master's Degree Student

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Zeki Gençer

Master's Degree Student

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Undergraduate Students

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Ege Demir

Undergraduate Student

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Undergraduate Student

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Undergraduate Student

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Undergraduate Student

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Mert Gülşen

Undergraduate Student

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Talha Sezer Çakır

Undergraduate Student

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Utku Uyar

Undergraduate Student

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Alican Mertan


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Atahan Özer


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Başar Demir


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Ece Sancar


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Emine Darı


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Enes Albay


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Mehmet Aygün


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Mürüvvet Bozkurt


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Özgür Anıl Özlü


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Ufuk Demir


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Uğur Ali Kaplan


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