Ali Bilgin

Associate Professor
Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty
Phone: 
520-626-8943
Email: 
bilgin@email.arizona.edu

Short Bio

Bilgin's research interests are in the areas of signal and image processing, and include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), image and video coding, and data compression. He is currently working to develop techniques for accelerating MRI exams. He has published over 100 research papers and has several issued and pending patents in these areas.

Bilgin is a member of the UA BIO5 Institute. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a member of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), and the International Optics Society, SPIE.


Educational Background

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, The University of Arizona, 2002.

M.S., Electrical Engineering, San Diego State University, 1995.

B.S., Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1992.


Research & Teaching Interests

Digital Signal Processing
Image Processing
Image and Video Compression
Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Recent Publications

J. Dagher, T. Reese, A. Bilgin, “High resolution, large dynamic range field map estimation,” Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Vol. 71, Issue 1, pp. 105–117, January 2014.

C. Huang, A. Bilgin, T. Barr, M. I. Altbach, “T2 Relaxometry with Indirect Echo Compensation from Highly Undersampled Data,” Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Vol. 70, Issue 4, pp. 1026–1037, October 2013.

Y. Kim, H. Oh, A. Bilgin, “Video Compressed Sensing Using Iterative Self-similarity Modeling and Residual Reconstruction,” Journal of Electronic Imaging, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 021005, February 2013.

H. Oh, A. Bilgin, M. W. Marcellin, “Visually Lossless Encoding for JPEG2000,” IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 189-201, January 2013.

Y. Kim, M. S. Nadar, A. Bilgin, “Wavelet-based Compressed Sensing using a Gaussian Scale Mixtures Model,” IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 21, No. 6, pp. 3102-3108, June 2012.

C. Huang, C. Graff, E. W. Clarkson, A. Bilgin, and M. I. Altbach, “T2 Mapping from Highly Undersampled Data by Reconstruction of Principal Component Coefficient Maps (REPCOM) Using Compressed Sensing,” Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Vol. 67, pp. 1355-1366, 2012.


Awards & Honors

Excellence at the Student Interface Award, 2013.
ISMRM Merit Award, Summa Cum Laude, for the paper “Accelerating Encoded Simultaneous Multi Slice MRI with Compressed Sensing,” 2013.
ISMRM Merit Award, Magna Cum Laude, for the paper “A Variable Bandwidth Radial Gradient and Spin-Echo (VB-radGRASE) Method for Improved T2 and Fat-Water Parameter Estimation,” 2013.
ISMRM Merit Award, Magna Cum Laude, for the paper “Automated Segmentation of Liver Parenchyma and Blood Vessel with in-vivo Radial Gradient and Spin-Echo (GRASE) Datasets for Characterization of Diffuse Liver Disease,” 2013.
Excellence at the Student Interface Award, 2012.
Invited Afternoon (Keynote) Speaker, 2012 Data Compression Conference, Snowbird, Utah, April 2012.
Faculty Advisor (w/ Michael W. Marcellin) to Han Oh who was awarded ECE Department Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Fall 2011.
Invited to participate in National Academies Keck Futures Initiative, 2010.
Faculty Advisor (w/ Michael W. Marcellin) for First Place Graduate Student Paper Award at 2010 International Telemetering Conference: Han Oh, "Visually Lossless Compression Based on JPEG 2000 for Efficient Transmission of High Resolution Color Aerial Images."
Faculty Advisor (w/ Michael W. Marcellin) for Best Student Paper Finalist at First International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QOMEX 2009) Han Oh, “Visibility Thresholds for Quantization Distortion in JPEG2000.”
Faculty Advisor (w/ Michael W. Marcellin and William E. Ryan) for First Place Award for Undergraduate Student Paper at 2008 International Telemetering Conference: Kristin Jagiello, Mahmut Zafer Aydin and Wei-Ren NG, "Joint JPEG2000/LDPC Code System Design for Image Telemetry."
Student Paper Award, SIU 98.
Meritorious Service Award, Istanbul Technical University Alumni Association.


Editorial Boards

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2010-present.
Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 2010-2012.


Patents

A. Bilgin, Y. Kim, M. S. Nadar, “Method for Reconstruction of Magnetic Resonance Images”, US Patent No 8582907, November 12, 2013.
A. Bilgin, Y. Kim, M. S. Nadar, R. Sundaresan, “System and method for motion-compensated compressed sensing for dynamic imaging”, US Patent No 8520928, August 27, 2013.
M. W. Marcellin, A. Bilgin, H. Lalgudi, M. S. Nadar, “Lifting-based view compensated compression and remote visualization of volume rendered images,” US Patent No 8126279, February 28, 2012.
M. W. Marcellin, A. Bilgin, H. Lalgudi, “Methods and systems for remotely visualizing images,” US Patent No 8064708, November 22, 2011.
M. W. Marcellin and A. Bilgin, “Digital Intermediate (DI) Processing and Distribution with Scalable Compression in The Post-Production of Motion Pictures,” New Zealand Patent No 560236, August 12, 2010.
M. W. Marcellin and A. Bilgin, “Digital Intermediate (DI) Processing and Distribution with Scalable Compression in The Post-Production of Motion Pictures,” US Patent No 7724964, May 25, 2010.
M. W. Marcellin and A. Bilgin, “Rate Control of Scalably Coded Images,” US Patent No 7668380, February 23, 2010.
M. W. Marcellin, A. Bilgin, Z. Wu, “Decompression of Corrupt JPEG2000 Codestreams,” US Patent No 7580582, August 25, 2009.
M. W. Marcellin and A. Bilgin, “Digital Intermediate (DI) Processing and Distribution with Scalable Compression in The Post-Production of Motion Pictures,” US Patent No 7110605, September 19, 2006.


Research Website

University of Arizona College of Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering 1127 E James E. Rogers Way P.O. Box 210020 Tucson, AZ 85721-0020