Dr. Metin Nafi Gurcan

Fellow Member | Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics at Wake Forest School of Medicine
Gurcan, Metin Nafi
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SPIE Membership: 20.2 years
SPIE Awards: Fellow status | Senior status | 2020 SPIE Community Champion | 2019 SPIE Community Champion
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Area of Expertise: artificial intelligence, machine learning, informatics, image analysis
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ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2421-8229
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Dr. Metin Gurcan is the founding Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Professor of Internal Medicine, Pathology, and Biomedical Engineering at Wake Forest School of Medicine and Director of the Clinical Image Analysis Lab (http://tsi.wakehealth.edu/CIALab/). Previously, he was Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Pathology, Director of Division of Clinical and Translational Informatics at The Ohio State University. Dr. Gurcan is an internationally recognized researcher and educator in the fields of medical image analysis, artificial intelligence, and biomedical informatics. His research has been supported by NIH NCATS, NCI, NIDCD, NHLBI, NBIB, NIAID, DOD, as well as awards from several nonprofit organizations. He is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and was awarded five patents for his inventions in medical image analysis. 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.

Dr. Gurcan is the recipient of several awards, including the British Foreign and Commonwealth Organization Award, NCI caBIG Embodying the Vision Award, NIH Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration (EUREKA) Award, Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award, The OSU Cancer Center REAP Award, and Pelotonia Idea Award. He is a Fellow of SPIE and a senior member of IEEE and AMIA. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Pathology Informatics and Journal of Medical Imaging; organizes the Pathology Informatics Histopathological Image Analysis (HIMA) workshop and co-chairs the SPIE Medical Imaging.

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