About Me

I received my Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2020 and 2018, respectively. I am a Fulbright Scholarship recipient. Prior to Georgia Institute of Technology, I received my B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Koc University in 2016, and my high school degree from Robert College in 2012.

E-mail: bsemiz at gatech dot edu 

My research interests include biomedical signal processing, applied machine learning, and non-invasive wearable device design. To meet the compelling need for quantitative schemes for assessing disease or injury state, my research (i) proposes novel sensor modalities that can perform continuous and non-invasive health monitoring to provide longitudinal insights regarding a person's health, (ii) develops algorithms to extract clinically useful information from the acoustical and vibrational signals captured through these sensors, and (iii) uses this information to derive digital biomarkers for quantifying human health.

My research has been in collaboration with scientists and physicians from Emory University School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, and Northwestern University. 

I will be joining Koç University as an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in January 2021!

Oct 18, 2020New paper in press! "Non-Invasive Wearable Patch Utilizing Seismocardiography for Peri-Operative Use in Surgical Patients", IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI).

July 01, 2020Our paper was chosen as the featured article in IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI) - Special Issue on Integrative Sensor Networks, Informatics and Modeling for Precision and Preventative Medicine. [link]


Mar 06, 2020 : Honored to receive the SDSC 2020 Diversity Scholarship sponsored by MailChimp. 

(Event has been postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak.)

Feb 27, 2020 : Selected by the Georgia Tech ECE Department to participate in iREDEFINE Workshop (in conjunction with ECEDHA Conference) in Orlando, FL with full sponsorship! (Event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak.)

Jan 08, 2020 : New paper in press! "Detecting Suspected Pump Thrombosis in Left Ventricular Assist Devices via Acoustic Analysis", IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI).


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