Dr. Duygu Sarikaya

Dr. Duygu Sarikaya


My research interests span defining the technologies of future, artificial intelligence powered, healthcare applications. More specifically, I work on surgical vision and perception, and medical image computing.

I received my MS and PhD from State University of New York at Buffalo under supervision of Prof. Jason J. Corso, and my BS from TOBB University of Economics and Technology. I am a Fulbright alumna. I was formerly an Assistant Professor at Gazi University, Computer Engineering department, a Post-doctoral Researcher at MediCIS, INSERM, Universite de Rennes 1 working on Connected Optimized Network & Data in Operating Rooms Project with multiple academic and industrial partners, funded by BPI France, a Project Coordinator / Researcher at ATLAS Program, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center working in close collaboration with clinicians on Deep Blue Project, funded by the Roswell Alliance Foundation, and a Research Assistant at Vision and Perceptual Machines Lab at State University of New York at Buffalo on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) project in collaboration with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

I organized the First and Second International Workshops on Context-Aware Operating Theaters in conjunction with MICCAI, co-organized the second International Surgical Data Science Workshop in conjunction with CARS, and a series of the Joint AE-CAI, CARE and OR 2.0 Workshops in conjunction with MICCAI.

I served as a board member of Women in MICCAI, and formerly was a member of the Student Board and the Educational Initiative at MICCAI.

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  • PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  • MS in Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  • BS in Computer Engineering, TOBB University of Economics and Technology

Student education

Data Science (Fall 2023)

Intelligent Systems and Robotics (Spring 2024)


Data Science

Deep Learning 

Computer Vision

Image Processing

Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Expert Systems


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