Aytul Ercil has been working in computer vision, pattern recognition areas for over 25 years. She received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and in mathematics in 1979, both with high honors from Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, and an M.S. degree and a Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from Brown University, Providence, RI, USA , in 1980 and 1983, respectively. She has then worked at General Motors Research Laboratories, USA, as Senior Research Scientist and as Staff Research Scientist for five years. She worked as a Faculty Member at Bogazici University from 1988 to 2001 and has been at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey since 2001. Her specific research interests include invariant object recognition, shape modeling, texture analysis, biometrics, multimodal classification, and image segmentation. She is one of the pioneers in Turkey in the computer vision and pattern recognition area. She is the Founding President of Turkish Pattern Analysis and Image Processing Society and Member of the governing board for International Association of Pattern Recognition. She has served as the Founding Director of BUPAM Pattern Analysis and Machine Vision Laboratory at Bogazici University and currently she works as the Founding Director of VPALAB at Sabanci University which was selected by the European Union as a potential center of excellence. Prof. Erçil has been involved in international research activities in all her academic life in Turkey. She has directed many national (Tubitak, DPT, TIDEB, TTGV) and international projects (Nato, FP4, Eureka, NSF, FP6, Nedo). She is an Associate Editor for the Pattern Recognition journal and is the National Expert for FP7 ICT area.
Biography Updated on 25 November 2013