Marie Curie Alumni Association Presents Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gözde Ünal with a Career Award
Mar 30, 2017

Computer Engineering Department faculty Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gözde Ünal was given this year's Career Award by the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA), which was established for researchers benefiting from the European Commission’s Marie Curie Program. The Association’s event was held this year in the city of Salamanca, Spain, on March 23-26 where our faculty member was deemed worthy of the award for her valuable contributions to the organization, her active role in the community's activities, and her commitment to the MCAA.

Who is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gözde Ünal?

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gözde Ünal received her doctorate from the Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University in 2002. Dr. Ünal completed her post-doctoral studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2002-2003, and in 2007, went on to work as a "research scientist" at the Siemens Corporate Research organization in the United States. In the period between 2007 and 2015, she first became an associate professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Sabancı University, joining the academic staff as an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Computer and Informatics in the fall of 2015.


Our faculty member has made a name for herself with her work on computer imaging and medical imaging techniques. Our academic, who uses physics in her approach to mathematical and clinical problems in her scientific studies, has been active in the collaboration of medical practitioners and hospitals in her research conducted on a wide range of subjects. Particular attention has been paid to her recent work focusing on mathematical solutions to problems of compartmentalization, registration and modeling in neurological imaging and neuroscience. In 2010, she was awarded the Young Science Woman Award by L'Oréal Turkey and the Young Scientist Award (GEBİP) by the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA). Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gözde Ünal stands out with her research and demonstrated productivity as well as being a pioneer for women in science and an inspiring role model for new generations of scientists by bringing Technological-Powered Active Learning Techniques to the classroom environment.

About the Marie Curie Alumni Association

Membership in the Association, established as part of the European Commission to support the international circulation of researchers, is open to all researchers who have benefited from the Marie Curie Program in the past, or are currently using its program to pursue their scientific research. The number of researchers participating in the program, which has been used by nearly 50,000 researchers to date, continues to increase rapidly. The organization is managed by a board of elected MCAA members and funded by the European Commission Directorate General for Education and Culture.