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Metin N. Gurcan, PhD

Metin N. Gurcan, PhDProfessor

Director, Division of Clinical and Translational Informatics

office: 310G Lincoln Tower
phone: (614) 688-9857
fax: (614) 688-6600

mailing address:

250 Lincoln Tower 
1800 Cannon Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

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Metin ​Gurcan is a Professor Biomedical Informatics at the Ohio State University and the director of the Clinical Image Analysis Lab. 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 and later a research investigator in the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to joining the Ohio State University in October 2005, he worked as a senior researcher and product director at a high-tech company, specializing in computer-aided detection and diagnosis of cancer from radiological images. He is the recipient of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Organization, NCI caBIG Embodying the Vision Award, Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award, The OSU Cancer Center REAP Award, and is a senior of member of IEEE, SPIE and RSNA.


Dr. Gurcan's research interests include image analysis and understanding, computer vision with applications to medicine. Over the last decade, his research contributions have concentrated on computer-aided detection and diagnosis (CAD) of cancer. He has developed CAD systems for different organs such as breast, lung and colon and for different modalities such as mammography and CT. CAD development requires interdisciplinary research. Therefore, Dr. Gurcan's research experience covers a wide variety of interrelated fields such as multi-resolution image decomposition, adaptive filtering, statistical pattern recognition, neural networks, image and volume registration, morphological image processing, multi-dimensional optimization, image segmentation, and statistical signal processing.