Current Researchers

Director
   Dr. Metin Gurcan is Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Pathology, Director of Division of Clinical and Translational Informatics, and the founding Director of the Clinical Image Analysis Lab (www.bmi.osu.edu/cialab) at the Ohio State University. Dr. Gurcan received his BSc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey and his MSc. Degree in Digital Systems Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, England. From 1999 to 2001, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to joining the Ohio State University, he worked as a senior researcher and as product director at a high-tech company, specializing in computer-aided detection and diagnosis of cancer from radiological images.

Dr. Gurcan is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and was awarded two patents for his inventions in computer-aided diagnosis. He is the recipient of several awards including the British Foreign and Commonwealth Organization Award, NCI caBIG Embodying the Vision Award, NIH Exceptional, Unconventional Re-search Enabling Knowledge Acceleration (EUREKA) Award, Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award, The OSU Cancer Center REAP Award, and Pelotonia Idea Award. As an internationally recognized researcher and educator, he is a senior of member of IEEE, SPIE, and RSNA. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Pathology Informatics and Journal of Medical Imaging; and chairs the SPIE Medical Imaging Digital Pathology Conference and Pathology Informatics HIMA work-shop.

Dr. Metin Gurcan

Director
Lab Members

Khalid Niazi

Research Scientist
   Khalid Niazi is a Research Scientist at the department of Biomedical Informatics. He completed his postdoctoral training in digital pathology from the Ohio State University with emphasis on narrowing the semantic gap between image analysis and pathology. He received his PhD in Medical Image Analysis from the Center for Image Analysis, Uppsala University, Sweden. During his PhD, he contributed towards the development of non-linear filtering, registration, and optimization methods for medical images. At the moment, he is developing methods for automated image analysis of prostate cancer, bladder cancer, neuroendocrine tumor, tuberculosis, follicular lymphoma, neuroblastoma, and breast cancer.

   Dr. Senaras is currently a post doctoral researcher at the department of Biomedical Informatics at the Ohio State University. He received the M.Sc. degree in Geomatics Engineering and Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2007 and 2013, respectively. Between 2008 and 2015, he had worked as a R&D engineer in the industry on various projects about video processing, computer aided object detection, automated classification for multispectral, hyperspectral, and 3D remote sensing images. In 2015, he worked as a visiting post doctoral researcher in Leibniz Universitat Hannover, Germany. His research interests include the areas of image processing and pattern recognition.
Caglar Senaras

Postdoctoral Researcher



Freddy Gu

Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
   Freddy is a current Computer Science and Engineering undergraduate at The Ohio State University. His responsibilities in the lab mostly include software development and website maintenance. He plans to enter the field of Computer Science when he graduates in 2017.
   Aashish is an undergraduate research volunteer in the lab working on a melanoma recognition and comparison software. His interests in this field began as a high school project in which he researched the applications of medicine on mobile platforms. He is currently enrolled at The Ohio State University as a Biomedical Engineer and will be graduating in 2016, after which he is planning to attend medical school.
Aashish Katapadi

Undergraduate Student Research Assistant


Meghann Meyer

Undergraduate Student Research Assistant
   Meghann is a senior undergraduate student studying Biomedical Engineering with a Neuroscience minor at The Ohio State University. She plans to enter the Biomedical Engineering field after graduation in 2017 or continue her education in graduate school. Meghann enjoys traveling and hopes to continue around the world after checking Germany off her list in May 2015.
   I am a second year student here at Ohio State University majoring in Computer Science Engineering. I am also working on minoring in Business Analytics. Currently, I am exploring possibilities for careers within the computer science field. I appreciate and enjoy the different opportunities presented within the clinical image analysis lab.
Yomali Kader

Undergraduate Student Research Assistant