Ph.D., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, ESOGU, Eskisehir, Turkey, 2005
M.Sc., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, ESOGU, Eskisehir, Turkey, 1997
B.S., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Anatolia University, Eskisehir, Turkey, 1994
Buket D. Barkana is an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. She is also the Director of the Signal Processing Research Group (SPRG) Laboratory in the School of Engineering, University of Bridgeport. A member of IEEE, Dr. Barkana received her B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Anatolia University, Eskisehir, Turkey in 1994, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the ESOGU, Eskisehir, Turkey in 1997 and 2005, respectively. She worked as a full-time faculty member at Anatolia University from 1995-1999, and as a Research Assistant at the ESOGU from 1999-2001 in Turkey. Dr. Barkana joined the University of Bridgeport in January 2007.
Dr. Barkana’s research interests include digital signal and image processing, innovations in engineering education, and STEM education in K-12 schools. Besides teaching, she supervises Master and Ph.D. students. Along with Dr. Ngoh and Dr. Cook, Dr. Barkana developed a project-based STEM course titled “STEM for Teacher Educators” for the School of Education students at UB in 2010.
Dr. Barkana works with local K-12 schools to advertise and improve their science and pre-engineering education. She has internal and external funded grants.
ELEG 443/ BME443: Digital Signal Processing
ELEG 459/BMEG459: Audio Signal Processing Lab
ELEG 442: Digital Communications
ELEG 543/BMEG543: Digital Signal Processing Lab
ELEG 513/BMEG513: Biomedical Image Processing
ELEG: Communications Lab
EDMM-600D-BR1 STEM for Teacher Educators
Digital signal and image processing, innovations in engineering education, STEM education in K-12 schools
B.D. Barkana, Jingcheng Zhou, “A new pitch-range based feature set for a speaker’s age and gender classification,” Applied Acoustics, Volume 98, Pages 52–61, November 2015.
Abuzaghleh, Omar, Buket D. Barkana, and Miad Faezipour. “Noninvasive Real-Time Automated Skin Lesion Analysis System for Melanoma Early Detection and Prevention,” IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, 10.1109/JTEHM.2015.2419612, 2015
B. D. Barkana, Isam Hameed, Helen Ocbagabir, Burak Yildirim, “Unsupervised blood vessel segmentation in retinal images by a novel vessel strengthening method and by a pixel tracking algorithm,” Journal of Innovative Computing Information and Control (IJICIC), Vol.11(1), pp.189-201, February 2015
B.D. Barkana, N. Ngoh, A. Cook, “Case Study: Development and Assessment of a STEM-Based Course for Teacher Educators,” Education, Vol.3, No.3, 2013
B.D. Barkana, B. Uzkent, H. Cevikalp “Non-speech environmental sound classification using SVMs with a new set of feature parameters to improve recognition rates,” Int. Journal of Innovative Computing Information and Control (IJICIC), 2012, Volume 8, Number 5(B), May 2012
Barkana B.D., Uzkent B., “Environmental noise classifier using a new set of feature parameters based on pitch range,” Applied Acoustics, Volume 72, Issue 11, Pages 841–848, 2011
B. Uzkent, Barkana B.D., Yang J., “Automatic Environmental Noise Source Classification Model using Fuzzy Logic,” Expert Systems with Applications, Volume 38, Issue 7, pp. 8751-8755, 2011
Barkana B.D., N. Gupta, L.V. Hmurcik, “Two Case Reports: Electro-thermal (aka contact) burns and the effects of current density, application time, and skin resistance,” Burns Journal, Volume 36, Issue 6, Pages 91-95, 2010
Barkana B.D., “Characteristics of AlGaAs/GaAs Heterostructure RT-SCR Model,” Microelectronics Journal, Volume 39, Issue 12, pp. 1504-1508, 2008
Barkana B.D., Erkaya H.H., “A Model for the Resonant Tunneling Semiconductor Controlled Rectifier,” Microelectronics Journal, Vol.38, pp.871–876, 2007
Best Paper Award, 2015: M.M. Almi’ani, B.D. Barkana, “A Modified Region Growing Based Algorithm to Vessel Segmentation in Magnetic Resonance Angiography,” the 11th IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology Conference (IEEE LISAT2015), May 1, 2015, NY, USA
Best Student Poster Award: Second Place, 2013: Isam Hameed, Helen Ocbagabir Sama Abdulmalik, B.D. Barkana, “Blood Vessel Segmentation in Retinal Images with a Novel Network Tracking Algorithm”, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Northeast Section Conference, David Crawford School of Engineering, Norwich University, March 14-16, 2013.
Best Student Poster Award: Third Place, 2012: Tariq Abuzaghleh, B.D. Barkana, “A Computer-Aided Method for the Cobb Angle Measurement”, Poster Presentation, 2012 American Society of Engineering Education – Northeast Section Conference, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, April 28, 2012.
Best Student Paper Honorable Mention Award, 2009: Stark B., Advisor: BD Barkana, “Dual Architecture Implementation of Acoustic Echo Cancellation”, Advisor: Barkana B.D., Proceedings of the 2009 ASEE NE American Society for Engineering Education Conference, April 3-4, 2009,
Best Paper Nominee, 2009: B.D. Barkana, S. Patel, N. Gupta, and L. V. Hmurcik, “Using real-life cases to teach students about electric burns: Part 1 Secondary burns”, The Proceedings of the 2009 ASEE NE American Society for Engineering Education Conference, April 3-4, 2009.
Best Student Paper Nominee, 2009: Zheng M., Xeing W., Barkana B.D., An automatic text-dependent speaker verification system design using MATLAB”, The Proceedings of the 2009 ASEE NE American Society for Engineering Education Conference, April 3-4, 2009.
Best Student Paper Nominee, 2009: Yu L., Barkana B.D., “Speech Disorders: An analysis of hypernasal speech using signal processing techniques”, The Proceedings of the 2009 ASEE NE American Society for Engineering Education Conference, April 3-4, 2009.
Best Student Paper Award, Second Place, 2008: Bachu R., Adapa B.K., Kopparthi S., Barkana B.D., “Separation of Voiced and Unvoiced Speech Signals using Energy and Zero Crossing Rate”, ASEE Regional Conference, West Point, March 2008.
Honorable Mention Award, 2008: Bachu R., Deepawale D.S, “Emotional Speech Detection”, Advisor: Barkana B.D., ASEE Regional Conference, West Point, Poster Presentation, March 2008
Best Student Poster Honorable Mention Award, 2009: Hirani N., Suhagiya V., “Speaker Identification System”, Advisor: Barkana B.D., ASEE NE Conference, Bridgeport, Poster Presentation, April 3-4, 2009
“Planning for a Teacher Fellowship/Master Teacher Fellowship Program to Serve high-Need Schools in Urban Southwestern Connecticut.” PI: I. Badara, Co-PIs: B. D. Barkana, N. Gupta, N. Ngoh, M. Gherasimova, Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF), Robert Noyce Teacher Preparation Program, 2013. Amount: $192,347.
“SkinAid: A Real time image analysis system to aid in the malignant melanoma prevention and early detection,” PI: B. D. Barkana, Co-PI: Miad Faezipour, Funding agency: University of Bridgeport Seed Grant, 2013. Amount: $6000.
“K-12 STEM Teacher Program,” PI: B. D. Barkana; Co-PIs: Nelson Ngoh, Allen Cook, and Joanna A. Badara. Funding Agency: University of Bridgeport Seed Grant, 2012. Amount: $5,900.
“Sounds of Contexts, Environment and Noise Evaluator,” PI: B. D. Barkana, Edwin Gravrand. Funding Agency: Connecticut Space Grant Consortium, CT Space Grant Consortium Directed Scholarship, 2011. Amount: $5,000