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Dr. Sinan Kockara

Asst. Prof.
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Ave., MCST # 321, Conway, AR 72035

Brief Biography:

Dr. Sinan Kockara received his BS in Computer Science from Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey. He received his Ph.D. from University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Right after his graduation in 2008, he joined Department of Computer Science at University of Central Arkansas as Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Conway, Arkansas. He holds several NSF grants and subawards in his account.


Academic positions:

2003-2008 Research Assistant, Applied Science, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2008- Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Computer Science, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR.


Research interests:

My research spans biomedical image processing and visualization, high performance and high throughput computing using CUDA technology, and augmented/virtual environments in surgical simulation setting. I have recently developed automated lesion border detection methods in dermoscopy


Any other information:

Honors, Awards, Committees and Public Service:
·Team mentor for UCA URSUS, won 3rd place in Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011 National finals in software design category among 350,000 student participants. Project title “Melanoma detection with Windows phone”. Team members: Sophomore Brendan Lee and graduate student Muhyeddin Ercan.
Sigma Xi Arkansas Chapter Board member:
·Reviewer for Bioinformatics, BMC Bioinformatics, SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging, the Journal of Supercomputing, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part B and Part C, International Journal of Image Processing, Journal of Pattern Recognition, SPIE Journal of Optical Engineering, Current Bioinformatics, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC):
·Board member of Sigma Xi scientific research society, Arkansas Chapter.
·IEEE Member since 2006.
·Arkansas representative of International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, & Environment) Project Olympiad for high school students, I-SWEEEP 2008/2009, (www.isweep.org )
·Alpha Epsilon Lambda, member of the National Honor Society for Graduate Students.


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Fantastic. That overcomes huge overhead on researchers.


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