Prof. Dr. Ü. Erkan Mumcuoğlu

» Middle East Technical University
» Informatics Institute A-218
» Dumlupınar Mah. No:1 Çankaya
» Ankara, Turkey
» Phone: +90 (312) 210 3753
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Dr. Erkan Mumcuoğlu is involved in research activities in an array of 2D and 3D Medical and Biological Image Analysis applications. The main areas of his research focus in recent years are: Automatic and Semi-Automatic Image Segmentation, Computer-Aided Diagnosis, Rigid/Non-rigid Image Alignment (Registration), Content-Based Image Retrieval, PACS, Medical Informatics and Bioinformatics


Some of his recent research projects:

» Computer-assisted airway wall and vessel measurements from lung CT images

» Computer-aided diagnosis systems on renal scintigraphy, mammography and chest radiography images

» Fusion of MR andCT images for 3D human head modeling

» Mitocondria detection and segmentation on Electron Microscopy images


Part of his research activities are in collaboration with the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research (NCMIR) at the University of California San Diego and the Department of Biomedical Informatics of Ohio State University College of Medicine on some research projects.

He is also one of the founders of the Health Informatics Department in the Informatics Institute, Middle East Technical University.



» 1990-94 Ph.D., EE, University of Southern California (USC), USA
» 1987-90 M.Sc., EE, Bilkent University, Turkey
» 1983-87 B.Sc., EE, Middle East Technical University, Turkey