I have a BSc in Computer Engineering (2006) from Bilkent University, Turkey and an MSc in Computational Science and Engineering (2009) from Technical University Munich, Germany. In 2014 I obtained my PhD with a dissertation entitled "Intra-operative Nuclear Imaging Based on Positron-emitting Radiotracers" under supervision by Prof. Nassir Navab (Computer Science) and Prof. Sibylle Ziegler (Medical Physics) at Technical University Munich, Germany. My PhD work focused on the development of two novel intra-operative imaging modalities for guidance in cancer surgery. Being highly interested in computer-aided interventions and image-guided surgery, I joined TiG / CMIC as a post-doctoral research associate within the context of the GIFT-Surg project shortly after completing my PhD.
I am involved in building the software platform that will bring the GIFT-Surg research into practical use within the clinical environment, integrating the novel hardware and software developed by the GIFT-Surg team. Our aim is to provide a state-of-the-art clinical application suite for pre-operative surgical planning and image-guided intervention for aiding surgeons in fetal surgery. Furthermore our data-sharing platform will facilitate secure information exchange between collaborating institutions.
For a list of my publications, see my IRIS page.