Mehmet Akçakaya, PhD
McKnight Land-Grant Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
Digital Technology Center
University of Minnesota
Office: 200 Union St SE Rm. 5-159
Minneapolis, MN USA
Phone: (612) 625-1343
Email: akcakaya AT umn DOT edu
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Approximation theory: high-dimensional geometry, information theory
Signal and image Processing: signal reconstruction, big data processing, machine learning
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): accelerated imaging, image reconstruction, quantitative MRI
He is the recipient of an NIH K99/R00 award (2012/15 respectively), an NSF CAREER award (2017), and a McKnight Land-Grant professorship (2018).
Mehmet Akçakaya was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He went to Robert College for high school, moved to Montreal for undergraduate studies at McGill University, where he graduated with great distinction and Charles Michael Morssen Gold Medal. He got his PhD degree in May 2010 under the supervision of Professor Vahid Tarokh in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), Harvard University.
He was a post-doctoral fellow at BIDMC CMR Center between 2010-12, and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School between 2012-15.
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