Aysel Sabuncu Beyin Arastirmalari Merkezi
Bilkent University
Bilkent, Ankara, 06800, Turkey

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Aykut Koç

◾ Assistant Professor at UMRAM
◾ Assistant Professor at Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Bilkent University

Dr. Koç is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and in the National Magnetic Resonance Research Center (UMRAM), and he leads Koc Lab at Bilkent University.

Dr. Koç received the B.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2005 and then moved to Stanford University, CA, USA for graduate studies. He obtained the M.S. degree in electrical engineering in 2007, the M.S. degree in management science and engineering in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2011, all from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree in Law from the Faculty of Law, Ankara University, Turkey. He holds the Associate Professor (“Docent”) title from the Interuniversity Council of Turkey.

He then joined ASELSAN Inc., Turkey and served in the founding team of researchers who founded ASELSAN Research Center from ground-up. He founded and served as the manager of Artificial Intelligence and Information Technologies Research Program Dept. of ASELSAN Research Center. He taught part-time at the Middle East Technical University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

In August 2019, Dr. Koç joined Bilkent University as a full-time faculty member.

Dr. Koç has authored or coauthored over 46 research papers, 1 book chapter and 4 patents (1 issued, 3 pending). He has served as a reviewer for numerous prestigious journals including IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, Optics Letters, Optics Express, Applied Optics, Signal, Image and Video Processing, Signal Processing – Elsevier, Digital Signal Processing – Elsevier, JOSA A, IET Signal Processing, International Journal of Electronics, IEEE Access, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture – Elsevier. He also served as a scientific book proposal reviewer for the international publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

His research interests are in natural language processing, signal/image processing, and computational linguistics.

More information about Dr. Koç can be found in his personal website and research group website.


  1. 2005


    Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Bilkent University
  2. 2007


    Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford University
  3. 2009


    Management Science & Engineering Department, Stanford University
  4. 2011


    Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford University