Ali Bilgin
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Professor, Medical Imaging
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(520) 626-8943
Research Interest
Ali Bilgin, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona. Dr. Bilgin received the B.S. degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, M.S. degree in electrical engineering from San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.Dr. Bilgin’s research interests are in the areas of signal and image processing, and include image and video coding, data compression, and magnetic resonance imaging. He has authored/ co-authored over 100 research papers in these areas and has seven granted and several pending patents. Dr. Bilgin has served on the organizing committees of numerous conferences and was an Associate Editor for IEEE Signal Processing Letters between 2010 and 2012. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Imaging Processing.


Bilgin, A., Zweig, G., & Marcellin, M. W. (2000). Three-dimensional image compression with integer wavelet transforms. Applied optics, 39(11), 1799--1814.
Sheppard, D. G., Bilgin, A., Nadar, M. S., Hunt, B. R., & Marcellin, M. W. (1998). A vector quantizer for image restoration. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on, 7(1), 119--124.
Altbach, M. I., Huang, C., & Bilgin, A. (2013). Biomedical Optics \& Medical Imaging Extending the capabilities of quantitative MRI.
Lalgudi, H. G., Bilgin, A., Marcellin, M. W., & Nadar, M. S. (2008). Compression of multidimensional images using JPEG2000. Signal Processing Letters, IEEE, 15, 393--396.
Marcellin, M. W., & Bilgin, A. (2007). Layered rate allocation for digital cinema. SMPTE motion imaging journal, 116(2-3), 80--86.