Buket D. Barkana, Ph.D.
Professor of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering
Buket D. Barkana is a 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.
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
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
Mohammad Daneshzand, Miad Faezipour, Buket D. Barkana, Hyperbolic Modeling of Subthalamic Nucleus cells to investigate the effect of Dopamine Depletion, Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 5472752, https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5472752.
Mohammad Daneshzand, Miad Faezipour, Buket D. Barkana, Computational stimulation of the basal ganglia neurons with cost effective delayed Gaussian waveforms, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, August 2017 https://doi.org/10.3389/fncom.2017.00073
Arafat Abu Mallouh, Zakariya Qawaqneh, B.D. Barkana, Deep Convolutional Neural Network for Age Estimation based on VGG-Face Model, arXiv:1709.01664 [cs.CV], 2017
Zakariya Qawaqneh, Arafat Abu Mallouh, B.D. Barkana, Age and gender classification from speech and face images by jointly fine-tuned deep neural networks, Expert Systems with Applications, vol.85, pp: 76-86, November 2017.
Buket D. Barkana, Inci Saricicek, Evaluation of SVM, ANN, and classifier-fusion based CAD systems in benign and malignant breast lesion classification using digital mammography images. Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, vol.7, no.7, pp.1566-1571, November 2017, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1166/jmihi.2017.2167
Arafat Abu Mallouh, Zakariya Qawaqneh, B.D. Barkana, New Transformed Features Generated by Deep Bottleneck Extractor and a GMM-UBM Classifier for Speaker Age and Gender Classification. Neural Computing & Applications, 2017, DOI: 10.1007/s00521-017-2848-4.
D. Barkana, Inci Sariciek, Burak Yildirim, Performance analysis of descriptive statistical features in retinal segmentation via fuzzy, ANN, SVM, and classifier fusion. Knowledge Based Systems, Volume 118, 15 February 2017, Pages 165–176.
Zakariya Qawaqneh, Arafat Abu Mallouh, B.D. Barkana, Deep Neural Network Framework for Speaker′s Age and Gender Classification using I-Vector. Knowledge Based Systems, Volume 115, 1 January 2017, Pages 5–14. 10.1016/j.knosys.2016.10.008.
D. Barkana, Jingcheng Zhou, A new pitch-range based feature set for speakers age and gender classification. Applied Acoustics, Volume 98, Pages 52-61, November 2015.
Hmurcik, B.D. Barkana, N. Gupta, Two Case Studies: Real-life fatal burn case including smoke inhalation and fatal high-voltage electrical burn. International Journal of Advanced Research, 3(11):318-321, 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 (JTEHM), 10.1109/JTEHM.2015.2419612, 2015.
Buket 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.
Abuzaghleh, Omar, Miad Faezipour, and Buket D. Barkana, Skincure: An Innovative Smart Phone-Based Application to Assist In Melanoma Early Detection and Prevention. Signal and Image Processing: An International Journal (SIPIJ), Vol.5, No.6, December 2014.
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
D. Barkana, B. Uzkent, I. Saricicek, Normal and Abnormal Non-Speech Audio Event Detection Using MFCC and PR-Based Feature Sets. Advanced Materials Research, Management, Manufacturing, and Materials Engineering II, Vol. 601, 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
Honors and Awards:
Best Faculty Poster Award, 2017: Ioana A. Badara, Shobhitha Sarab, Abhilash Medisetty, Allen P. Cook, Joyce Cook, & Buket D. Barkana, “The Influence of Emotional States on Short-Term Memory Retention by Using Electroencephalography (EEG) Measurements: A Case Study”, University of Bridgeport, Faculty Research Day, March 24, 2017.
Best Faculty Poster Award, 2016: Omar Abuzaghleh, Miad Faezipour, and Buket D. Barkana, SKINcure: An innovative Smart phone-based application to assist in melanoma early detection and prevention, Faculty Research Day, April 2016, University of Bridgeport, CT, USA.
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.
“Investigation of the influence of emotional states on memory retention, concentration, and learning by using Electroencephalograpgy (EEG) measurements”, PI: B. D. Barkana, Co-PIs: Joanna Badara, Allen Cook, Funding agency: University of Bridgeport Seed Grant, 2016. Amount: $6400.
“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.