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
akcakaya AT umn DOT edu


Research Interests

Signal and image Processing: signal reconstruction, big data processing, machine learning

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): accelerated imaging, image reconstruction, quantitative MRI

Approximation theory: high-dimensional geometry, information theory

About Me

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.

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).




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