Description: cigdem_picture_smallÇiğdem Eroğlu Erdem


Associate Professor

Bahcesehir University

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering






















Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Bahcesehir University

Ciragan Cad., 34349, Besiktas, İstanbul, Turkey

Phone: 90 – 212 – 381 0895

Fax: 90 – 212 – 381 0550



Brief Biography


Cigdem Eroglu Erdem received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey in 1995 and 1997, respectively, with high honors. She received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Boğaziçi University, Turkey, in 2002. From September 2000 to June 2001, she was a visiting researcher in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester, NY, USA. Between 2003-2004, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, where she was also affiliated with the video processing group at Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven. Between 2002-2009, she was the director of research at Momentum Digital Media Technologies Inc., a technology SME located in İstanbul. Since September 2009, she is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey, where she was the department chair between 2011-2013.


Dr. Erdem’s current research interests are in the areas of digital image, video and speech processing, including audio-visual affect recognition, motion estimation, video segmentation, object tracking, and speech processing for facial animation. She has published more than 40 technical journal and conference papers in these fields. She is the author of the book “Video Object Segmentation and Tracking: Performance Measures and Active Contour Approaches”, 2010.


Dr. Erdem participated in a European FP6 project called “3DTV NoE, Integrated Three Dimensional Television: Capture, Transmission and Display”. She served as a referee for numerous technical journals and conferences including IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Pattern Recognition, Signal Processing: Image Communication, Image and Vision Computing. She is also a project evaluator for the European Commission.