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Joyce McLaughlin

David Isaacson

Antionette Maniatty

Assad Oberai

Steven Roecker

Birsen Yazici

Mourad Zeghal

Research Scientists

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Center Participants

Birsen Yazici
Professor, Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Education:
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1994
M. S. Mathematics, Purdue University, 1990
B.S. Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, Bogazici University,
Turkey, 1988

Career Highlights

Yazici was a research engineer at General Electric Company Global Research Center, Schenectady NY from September 1994 until 2000. During her tenure in industry, she worked on radar, transportation, industrial and medical imaging systems. Her work on industrial systems received the best paper award in 1997 given by IEEE Transactions in Industrial Applications. From 2001 to June 2003, she was an assistant professor at Drexel University, Electrical and Computer Engineering  Department. In Fall 2003, she joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where she is currently a full professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering and in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

In addition to being an active researcher, Yazici has received a number of honors and awards including: 11 US Patent awards; General Electric Company R&D Center's Management Award for contributions to the 3D computed Tomography, 1999; General Electric Company R&D Center's publication award, 1998; and General Electric Company's R&D Center's bronze patent award, 1995. She currently serves as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and SIAM Journal on Imaging Science. She is the recipient of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2007 School of Engineering Research Excellence Award.

 

Research Areas

Prof. Yazici's research interests span the areas of statistical signal processing, inverse problems in imaging, image reconstruction, biomedical optics, radar and X-ray imaging.

 

Selected Publications:

2015

Wang, L.; Yazici,B.; Yanik, H.C., “Antenna Motion Errors in Bistatic SAR Imagery"“," Inverse Problems, Vol. 31, 065001 (28pp) June 2015.

2014

Jin, A.; Yazici,B.; Ntziachristos,V. “Light Illumination and Detection Patterns for Flurescence Diffuse Optical Tomography based on Compressive Sensing"“," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 23, Issue 6, pp: 2609-2624, 2014.

Lv, X.: Yazici, B.; Bennett, V.; Zeghal, M.; Abdoun, T. Joint Scatterers Processing for Time-Series SAR Interferometry;IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, Vol. 52, Issue. 11, pp: 7205-7221, 2014.

Wacks, S.; Yazici, B., “Passive Synthetic Aperture Hitchhiker Imaging of Moving Targets using Non-Cooperative Sources of Opportunity: Part 1 Image Formation and Velocity Estimation," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 23, Issue 6, pp: 2487-2500, 2014.

Wacks, S.; Yazici, B. , “Passive Snynthetic Aperture Hitchhiker Imaging of Moving Targets using Non-Cooperative Sources of Opportunity: Part 2 Performance Analysis," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing Vol. 23, Issue 9, pp: 4126-4138, 2014.

Wang, L.; Yazici, B.,“Bistatic Synthetic Aperture Imaging of Moving Targets using Ultra-narrowband Continuous Waveforms," SIAM Journal on Imaging Science Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 824-866, 2014.

2013

Wang, C.E. Yarman, B. Yazici, “Theory of Passive Synthetic Aperture Imaging" in Excursions in Harmonic Analysis, Volume 1, Springer-Birkhauser Applied and Numberical Harmonic Anaysis (ANHA) book series, Editors: T.D. Andrews.: R. Balan; J.J. Benedetto; W. Czaja; K.A. Okoudjou; 2013, XI,519 p., ISBN 978-0-8176-8375-7

L. Wang, B. Yazici, “Ground Moving Target Imaging Using Ultranarrowband Continuous Wave Synthetic Aperture Radar", IEEE Trans. on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, Vol. 51, No. 9, pp. 4893-4910, September 2013.

K. Voccola, M. Cheney, B. Yazici, “Polarimetric SAR Imaging for Extended Targets in Clutter", Inverse Problems 29, 054003, May 2013.

2012

L. Wang, B. Yazici, Passive Imaging Of Moving Targets Exploiting Multiple-Scattering Using Sparse Distributed Apertures, Inverse Problems 28 (2012) 125009 (36 pages), November 2012.

L. Wang, B. Yazici, Passive Imaging Of Moving Targets Exploiting Multiple-Scattering Using Sparse Distributed Apertures, SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences Vol. 5 No. 3, pp.769-808, 2012.

A. Jin, B. Yazıcı, A. Ale, and V. Ntziachristos, Preconditioning Of The Fluorescence Diffuse Optical Tomography Sensing Matrix Based On Compressive Sensing, Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 20, pp. 4326-4328 (2012)

L. Wang, B. Yazici, Bistatic Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Using Ultranarrowband Continuous Waveforms, IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, Vol. 21, No. 8, pp. 3673-3686, August 2012.

2011

L. Wang, C. E. Yarman, B. Yazici, “Doppler-Hitchhiker: A Novel Passive Synthetic Aperture Radar using Ultra-Narrowband Sources of Opportunity,” IEEE Trans. on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, Vol. 49, No. 12, pp: 3521-3537, October 2011.

C.E. Yarman, B. Yazici, “Inversion of circular averages transform using the Funk transform," Inverse Problems 27 (2011) 065001 (16 pages), June 2011.

V. Krishnan and B. Yazici, “Synthetic Aperture Imaging Exploiting Multiple-Scattering,” Inverse Problems, 055004 (25 pages), May 2011.

L. Zhou, B. Yazici, “Discretization Error Analysis and Adaptive Meshing Algorithms for Fluorescence Diffuse Optical Tomography in the Presence of Measurement Noise,” IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp: 1094-1111, 2011.

2010

L. Zhou, B. Yazici, A.B.F. Ale, V. Ntziachristos, “Performance Evaluation of Adaptive Meshing Algorithms for Fluorescence Diffuse Optical Tomography using Experimental Data,” OSA Optics Letters, Vol. 35, No. 22, pp: 3727-3729, November 2010.

C.E. Yarman, L. Wang, B. Yazici, "Doppler Synthetic Aperture Hitchhiker Imaging," Inverse Problems, Vol. 26, pp: 065006(26 pages), May 2010.

L. Wang, I.Y Son, B. Yazici, "Passive Imaging using Distributed Apertures in Multiple Scattering Environments," Inverse Problems, Vol. 26, pp: 065002(37 pages), May 2010.

K. Kwon and B. Yazici, “Born Expansion and Frechet Derivatives in Non-linear Diffuse Optical Tomography," Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Vol. 59, pp: 3377-3397, June 2010.

M. Guven, L. Zhou, L. Reilly-Raska, B. Yazici, “Discretization Error Analysis and Adaptive Meshing Algorithms for Fluorescence Diffuse Optical Tomography:Part II," IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp: 230-245, 2010.

M. Guven, L. Reilly-Raska, L. Zhou, B. Yazici, “Discretization Error Analysis and Adaptive Meshing Algorithms for Fluorescence Diffuse Optical Tomography:Part I," IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp: 217-229, 2010.

V. Krishnan, J. Swoboda, C.E. Yarman, B. Yazici, "Multi-static Synthetic Aperture Radar Image Formation," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp: 1290-1306, 2010.

B. Yazici, “Orthogonal Waveforms for High Resolution Range-Doppler Target Reflectivity Estimation in Applications and Methods of Waveform Diversity, pp. 745-753, SciTech Publishing, Inc., August 2010.

T. Varslot, B. Yazici, E. Yarman, M. Cheney, L. Scharf, “Time-reversal Waveform Preconditioning for Clutter Rejection" in Applications and Methods of Waveform Diversity, pp. 956-966, SciTech Publishing, Inc., August 2010.

C. E. Yarman, T. Varslot, B. Yazici, “Image Formation and Waveform Design for Distributed Apertures in Multipath via Gram-Schmidt Orthogonalization" in Applications and Methods of Waveform Diversity, pp. 431-438, SciTech Publishing, Inc., August 2010.

2009

B. Alacam and B. Yazici, “Direct Reconstruction of Pharmacokinetic-Rate Images of Optical Fluorophores from NIR Measurements," IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, Vol. 28, No. 9, pp: 1337-1353, 2009.

B. Alacam, B. Yazici, “Extended Kalman Filtering for the Modeling and Estimation of ICG Pharmacokinetics in Cancerous Tumors using NIR Measurements" in Applications of Kalman Filter, I-Tech Education and Publishing, pp. 584- 608, Vienna Austria, 2009.

B. Yazici, I.Y. Son, A. Jin, G. Xu, “Optimization of X-Ray Radiographic Imaging" in Handbook of Anatomical Models for Radiation Dosimetry, pp. 525-548, edited by G. Xu and K.F. Eckerman, Taylor Francis, 2009.

2008

C.E. Yarman, B. Yazici, "Synthetic Aperture Hitchhiker Imaging," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 17, No. 11, pp: 2156-2173, 2008.

T. Varslot, B. Yazici, M. Cheney, “Wide-band Pulse-echo Imaging with Distributed Apertures in Multi-path Environments,” Inverse Problems, Vol. 24, pp: 045013(28 pages), 2008.

B. Alacam, B. Yazici, X. Intes, B. Chance, S. Nokia, “Pharmacokinetic-rate Images of Indocyanine Green for Breast Tumors using Near Infrared Optical Methods,” Physics in Medicine and Biology, Vol. 53, No. 4, pp: 837-859, 2008. [Among the top 3% of most downloaded papers in 2008 among all Institute of Physics Journals.]

C.E. Yarman, B. Yazici, and M. Cheney, “Bistatic Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging with Arbitrary Trajectories,” IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp: 84-93, January 2008.

2007

M. Guven, B. Yazici, K. Kwon, E. Giladi, X. Intes, “Effect of Discretization Error and Adaptive Mesh Generation in Diffuse Optical Absorption Imaging: Part II," Inverse Problems, Vol. 23, pp: 1135-1160, May 2007.

M. Guven, B. Yazici, K. Kwon, E. Giladi, X. Intes, “Effect of Discretization Error and Adaptive Mesh Generation in Diffuse Optical Absorption Imaging: Part I," Inverse Problems, Vol. 23, pp: 1115-1133, May 2007. [Highlight article of 2007 in Inverse Problems.]

C.E. Yarman and B. Yazici, “Euclidean Motion Group Representations and Singular Value Decomposition of the Radon Transform,” Journal of Integral Transforms and Special Functions, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp: 59-76, January 2007.

C. E. Yarman and B. Yazici, “A New Exact Inversion Method for the Exponential Radon Transform based on the Harmonic Analysis of the Euclidian Motion Group,” Inverse Problems in Imaging, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp: 457-479, 2007.

T. Varslot, C.E. Yarman,M. Cheney and B. Yazıcı, “A Variational Formulation to Waveform Design for Synthetic Aperture Imaging,” Inverse Problems in Imaging, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp: 577-592, 2007.

2006

B. Yazici and G. Xie, “Wideband Extended Range-Doppler Target Reflectivity Estimation and Waveform Design,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 52, No. 10, pp: 4563-4580, 2006.

B. Yazici, M. Cheney, C.E. Yarman “Synthetic Aperture Inversion in the Presence of Noise and Clutter,” Inverse Problems, Vol. 22, pp: 1705-1729, 2006.

K. Kwon, B. Yazici, and M. Guven “Two-level Domain Decomposition Methods for Diffuse Optical Tomography,” Inverse Problems, Vol. 22, pp: 1533-1559, 2006.

B. Alacam, B. Yazici, X. Intes, B. Chance, “Extended Kalman Filtering for the Modeling and Analysis of ICG Pharmacokinetics in Cancerous Tumors using NIR Optical Methods,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 53, No. 10, pp:1861-1871, 2006.

I.-Y. Son, M. Winslow, B. Yazici, and G. Xu, “X-ray Imaging Optimization using Virtual Phantoms and Computerized Observers,” Physics in Medicine and Biology, Vol. 51, pp: 4289–4310, August, 2006.

B. Yazici, M. Izzetoglu, B. Onaral, and N. Bilgutay, “Kalman Filtering for Self-similar Processes,” Signal Processing Journal, Elsevier, Vol. 86, pp: 760-775, April 2006.

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Contact Information:
Birsen Yazici
Department of Electrical and Computing Systems Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 Eighth Street
Troy, N.Y. 12180 USA
(518) 276-2905
yazici@ecse.rpi.edu

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