Invited Speakers

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    Dr. T. Metin Sezgin

    Dr. Sezgin graduated summa cum laude with Honors from Syracuse University in 1999. He received his MS in 2001 and his PhD in 2006, both from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2006. As of Jan 2009, he has been an Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering at Koc University, Istanbul.

    Dr. Sezgin leads the Intelligent User Interfaces Lab at Koc, and his main research goal is enabling people to interact with computers in a more natural fashion by combining techniques from machine learning, computer vision, computer graphics and human-computer interaction. homepage:

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    Dr. Zoltan Kato

    Dr. Kato graduated from Jozsef Attila University, Szeged, Hungary in 1990. He received his PhD degree from University of Nice, France in December 1994, doing his research at INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France. Since then, he has been a visiting research associate at the Computer Science Department of the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong; an ERCIM postdoc fellow at CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and a visiting fellow at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Currently he is with the Institute of Informatics, University of Szeged, Hungary, where he is heading the Department of Image Processing and Computer Graphics.

    He is a Senior Member of IEEE, IEEE Signal Processing Society, and President of the Hungarian Association for Image Analysis and Pattern Recognition.

    His research interests include image segmentation, statistical image models, Markov random fields, color, texture, motion, combinatorial optimization, parameter estimation, variational and level set methods.

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    Dr. Metin N. Gurcan

    Dr. Gurcan is an Associate Professor Biomedical Informatics at the Ohio State University and the director of the Clinical Image Analysis Lab. Dr. Gurcan received his BSc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey and his MSc. Degree in Digital Systems Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, England. From 1999 to 2001, he was a postdoctoral research fellow and later a research investigator in the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to joining the Ohio State University in October 2005, he worked as a senior researcher and product director at a high-tech company, specializing in computer-aided detection and diagnosis of cancer from radiological images. He is the recipient of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Organization, NCI caBIG Embodying the Vision Award, Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award, The OSU Cancer Center REAP Award, and is a senior of member of IEEE, SPIE and RSNA.

    Dr. Gurcan 's research interests include image analysis and understanding, computer vision with applications to medicine.