Address

Istanbul Technical University, Ayazaga Campus, Faculty of Computer and Informatics Engineering, Room 1203 Reşitpaşa, 34467 Sarıyer/Istanbul Turkey

Contact Information

Email: gozde.unal@itu.edu.tr

Prof. Dr. Gözde Ünal

Professor

gozde.unal@itu.edu.tr
Faculty of Computer and Informatics Engineering, Room 5309
Ayazaga Campus, Istanbul Technical University
Istanbul, Turkey

Biography

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.


Education

  1. 2002-2003

    Biomedical Engineering, PostDoc

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, ABD
  2. 1998-2002

    Electrical Computer Engineering, Ph.D

    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, ABD
  3. 1996-1998

    Electrical and Electronics Engineering, M.Sc.

    Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
  4. 1992-1996

    Electrical and Electronics Engineering, B.Sc.

    Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Professional Experience

  1. 2015-Now
    Professor
    Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Computer and Informatics
  2. 2011-2015
    Associate Professor
    Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
  3. 2007-2011
    Assistant Professor
    Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
  4. 2003-2007
    Research Scientist
    Siemens Corporate Research, ABD
  5. 2002-2003
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, ABD
  6. 2002-2003
    Research Faculty
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, ABD
  7. 2003
    Research Fellow
    HP Labs, ABD
  8. 2001
    Researcher
    Xerox Corporation, ABD

Awards & Prizes

  • 2018
    Best Educator Award, Computer Engineering Department (Student Selected)
    Istanbul Technical University
  • 2017
    Marie Curie Alumni Association Career Award
    Marie Curie Alumni Association, European Union
  • 2010
    Young Female Scientist of the Year
    L'OREAL TURKEY
  • 2010
    Distinguished Young Scientist
    Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA)
  • 1996 - now
    Member
    IEEE
  • 2007 - now
    Member
    MICCAI (Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention) Society
  • 2018 - 2020
    President
    Marie Curie Alumni Association Turkish Chapter