SEMINAR:The Journey of X-ray Imaging: From Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen...03-05-2021

Speaker: İsa Yıldırım

Title: The Journey of X-ray Imaging: From Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen to Artificial Intelligence  

Date/Time: 5 May 2021 / 13:40 - 14:30

Zoom: Meeting ID:https://sabanciuniv.zoom.us/j/97195297382


Abstract:On the night of November 8, 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen finished his dinner and went to his laboratory to do some routine experiments. Röntgen had no way of knowing that, by pure coincidence, he would soon make a discovery on the frontier of the fantastic and suddenly make a once-hidden world visible. In this journey from the 19th century to the present, we will also make predictions about the future with the inclusion of artificial intelligence to this miracle.

Bio:İsa YILDIRIM is an associate professor at the department of electronics and communication engineering in Istanbul Technical University (ITU). He was one of the founding faculty members of electrical and electronics engineering in Abdullah Gul University between 2014 and 2017. He is also adjunct professor of engineering, college of engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2009 in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois, Chicago, USA, and his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in 2004 and 2002 in informatics institute and electronics and communication engineering, respectively at ITU. He is a founding member of the Center for Excellence in Engineering and Architecture Education (CEEA) at ITU. His research focus is on advancing medical imaging methods and modalities to help detection and diagnosis, particularly in the context of cancer, and treatment of other diseases, by exploiting deep learning and signal processing techniques such as time-frequency analysis, compressed sensing and regularization. His research in biomedical imaging has been supported by NIH and TUBITAK. He has published over 50 refereed papers, served as a referee for various grant programs and meetings, developed and taught numerous undergraduate and graduate classes, and also advised several PhD and MS students.