Ali Bilgin

Ali Bilgin

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

Research Interest

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.


Pu, L., Wu, Z., Bilgin, A., Marcellin, M. W., & Vasic, B. (2007). LDPC-based iterative joint source-channel decoding for JPEG2000. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on, 16(2), 577--581.
Bilgin, A., Li, Z., & Altbach, M. (2006). T2 estimation using a half Fourier radial fast spin-echo method. Proc. Intl. Soc. Mag. Reson. Med, 14, 2972.
Bilgin, A., Zweig, G., & Marcellin, M. W. (1998). Lossless medical image compression using three-dimensional integer wavelet transforms.
Bilgin, A., Krishnan, A., & Altbach, M. (2007). Rapid Imaging Using Undersampled Radial Trajectories and L1 Reconstruction. Proc. Intl. Soc. Mag. Reson. Med, 15, 827.
Pu, L., Marcellin, M. W., Djordjevic, I., Vasic, B., & Bilgin, A. (2007). Joint Source-Channel Rate Allocation in Parallel Channels. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 16(8), 2016-2022.