Senem Velipasalar

Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Faculty Affiliate, Aging Studies Institute

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Velipasalar received the Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 2007 and 2004, respectively, the M.S. degree in Electrical Sciences and Computer Engineering from Brown University in 2001, and the B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with high honors from Bogazici University in 1999. During the summers of 2001 through 2005, she worked in the Exploratory Computer Vision Group at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Between 2007 and 2011, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University.

The focus of her research has been on machine learning, wireless embedded smart cameras, mobile camera applications, distributed multi-camera tracking and surveillance systems, and automatic event detection from videos. Her research interests include embedded computer vision, video/image processing, pattern recognition, statistical learning, and signal processing.

Dr. Velipasalar received a Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2011. She co-authored the paper, titled “Preclinical Stage Alzheimer’s Disease Detection Using Magnetic Resonance Image Scans,” which received the 2021 Annual Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) Deployed Application Award. She is the co-author of the paper, which received the 2017 IEEE Green Communications & Computing Technical Committee Best Journal Paper Award. She received the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME) in 2006. She is also the recipient of the EPSCoR First Award, two UNL Layman awards, IBM Patent Application Award, and Princeton and Brown University Graduate Fellowships. Dr. Velipasalar has been serving as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing since 2018. She is also on the editorial board of the Springer Journal of Signal Processing Systems