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United Institute of Informatics Problems (UIIP) is the leading organization in Belarus in fundamental and applied research on information technologies: CAD/CAM/CAE systems, applied mathematics, high performance parallel computing, bioinformatics and medical informatics, geoinformation systems, digital cartogragraphic systems, Space informatics, GRID-technologies. The Institute is the provider of scientific and educational Internet networks in Belarus. It takes part in state recommendations on information technologies implementation, scientific support of informatization processes, prognosis in related science and technology fields  in Belarus, high skill specialists training.

The staff of the institute (on 31.12.2019) is over 334 persons including 127 research workers: 15 scientists with Dsc degree and over 57 – with PhD degree.

Main directions of research:
- Computer aided design/manufacturing/engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE)
- Processing and recognition of signals, images and speech
- Operations research and discrete optimization
- Decision making support systems
- Bio- and medical informatics
- Space and remote sensing data processing, geoinformation  systems
- Supercomputer systems and applications, GRID-technologies
- Computer networks and telematics application
- Information protection 
- Input-output of video information
- Information reference systems



Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering at Bilkent University in Ankara (Turkey) Dr. Çiğdem Gündüz Demir visits the UIIP NASB on May 29.

Dr. Çiğdem Gündüz Demir will meet with the Director General of the Institute Alexander Tuzikov and the Head of the Laboratory for Biomedical Images Analysis Vasily Kovalev. They will discuss issues of bilateral scientific and technical cooperation. Dr. Çiğdem Gündüz Demir will also visit scientific laboratories.


Dr. Çiğdem Gündüz Demir is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering at Bilkent University. I received my B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1999 and 2001, respectively, and my Ph.D. degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, in 2005. I was visiting Stanford University in Spring 2013 and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in Fall 2009. I am a member of the professional societies of IEEE and ISCB, and a member of the alumni of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Bogazici University, and Ankara Science High School.

Her main research interests and projects include development of new bio-computational models and application of pattern recognition and computer vision algorithms for medical image analysis.

In her research group at Bilkent, they have focused on the microscopic analysis of histopathological images at the tissue level and in vitro fluorescence and live cell images at the cellular level. They have also been working on the analysis of in vivo CT and MR images. Research topics include:

  • Image segmentation
  • Image representation and feature extraction
  • Image quantification
  • Classification
  • Content-based image retrieval
  • Graph algorithms
  • Machine learning algorithms



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