Dr. Civanlar is Vice Rector at Ozyegin Univ., Istanbul. He was a VP in DOCOMO USA Labs, Palo Alto, 2006 - 2008, and a visiting Prof. of Computer Engineering at Koc Univ., Istanbul, 2002- 2006. He is on advisory boards of Vidyo Inc., USA and Argela Tech. Inc., Turkey.
Before Koc University, he was head of Visual Comm. Research Dept. at AT&T Labs-Research, where he worked since '91. Prior to that, he was at Pixel Machines Dept. of Bell Labs. His career started in the Center for Comm. and Signal Proc. of NCSU, upon receiving his ECE PhD in 84 from the same university. He received his BS and MS degrees in EE from METU, Turkey.
He has numerous publications, several contributions to international standards, and over forty patents. He is a recipient of 1985 Senior Award of the ASSP. His current research interests include networked video and multimedia with emphasis on the Internet and wireless systems.
Dr. Civanlar is a Fulbright scholar and a member of Sigma Xi. He served as an editor for IEEE Trans. on Comm. and Trans. on Multimedia, JASP and EURASIP Image Comm. He served as a member of MMSP and MDSP TCs of the Sig. Proc. Society. Dr. Civanlar is a fellow of IEEE.
Prof. Dr. A. Tanju ERDEM
Vice Rector for Academic Affairs
A. Tanju Erdem received a B.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering and a B.S. degree in physics in 1986 from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. He received an M.S. degree in 1988 and a Ph.D. degree in 1990, both in electrical engineering, from University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA. He was a member of the Research Laboratories of Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, USA, from 1990 to 1998, where he worked on various aspects of image and video processing. He has co-founded, and served until 2009 as the CTO, of Momentum, A.S., a 3D digital media technologies company established in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1998. He has served on the ISO-MPEG committee from 1991 to 1998. He was the Chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Turkey Chapter and served as an Associate Editor for Signal Processing: Image Communication during 2010-2014. He joined Özyeğin University in 2009, where he served as Head of the Computer Science Department during 2012-2014 and as Dean of the Engineering Faculty as well as Director of the Graduate School of Engineering and Science during 2014-2018.
Prof. Dr. Güray ERKOL
Vice Rector for Student Development and Experience
Prof. Erkol obtained his BSc and MS degrees in Physics from the Middle East Technical University (METU) in 1999 and 2001, respectively. He worked as a research assistant at METU and as a researcher at the Nuclear Physics Accelerator Institute in the Netherlands. He got his Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Groningen in 2006. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Tokyo Institute of Technology from 2006 to 2008 and joined Özyeğin University in 2008. He published papers and run research projects in high-energy, particle and hadron physics. In 2013, he won the first Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Learning award of the University. He was appointed as the Dean of Students between 2016-2018.