Ali Bilgin

Ali Bilgin

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Professor, Medical Imaging
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Member of the General Faculty
Member of the Graduate Faculty
Primary Department
Department Affiliations
(520) 626-8943

Research Interest

Ali Bilgin, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Medical Imaging 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 250 research papers in these areas and has twelve granted and several pending patents. Dr. Bilgin was on the organizing committees of numerous conferences, and was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Letters from 2010 to 2012, the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing from 2010 to 2014, and the IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging from 2014 to 2019.


Bilgin, A., Gmitro, A., & Altbach, M. (2004). A partial Fourier reconstruction method for radially-acquired data with variable TE. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Meeting of the ISMRM, Kyoto, Japan, 2673.
Bilgin, A., Abut, H., & Marcellin, M. W. (1995). Finite-State Vector Quantization for Block-Matching Motion Estimation. Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.
Huang, C., Graff, C. G., Clarkson, E. W., Bilgin, A., & Altbach, M. I. (2011). T2 mapping from highly undersampled data by reconstruction of principal component coefficient maps using compressed sensing. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 67(5), 1355--1366.
Marcellin, M. W., Storer, J. A., Bilgin, A., Serra-Sagrista, J., Malvar, H., Fowler, J. E., Apostolico, A., Creusere, C. D., Gagie, T., Goyal, V., & others, . (2014). DCC 2014.
Brand, J. F., Furenlid, L. R., Altbach, M. I., Galons, J. P., Bhattacharyya, A., Sharma, P., Bhattacharyya, T., Bilgin, A., & Martin, D. R. (2016). Task-based Optimization of Flip Angle for Texture Analysis in {MRI}. Journal of Medical Imaging, 3(3), 035502.