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My name is Muhammed Kursad Ucar . I am Electrical and Electronic Engineer and Academic.

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About

About

Muhammed Kursad Ucar is Electrical and Electronic Engineering and academic. He received Bachelors (2011), Master (2013), PhD (2017) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

He served as PhD Research Assistant of SAU-EEM, Sakarya University Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2011-2017. He has served as PhD Engineer Military Officer of NDU-NPOVS, National Defenses University Naval Petty Officer Vacation School.

Uçar conduct research on biomedical signal processing methods for developing medical devices. His present research focuses on Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Signal Processing, Biostatistics, Statistical Signal Processing, Classification, Medical Device Design, and Prediction System Design. Nowadays, he is looking for Post Doctoral position for 2019-2021.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Signal Processing, Biostatistics, Statistical Signal Processing, Classification, Medical Device Design, and Prediction System Design, Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

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Resume

EDUCATION

PhD Degree

2013-2017

Sakarya University (PhD), Sakarya, Turkey

Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2013 - 2017

  • Thesis title: Developing A New Method For Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosis Based On Machine Learning
  • Advisor: Mehmet Recep Bozkurt

Master Degree

2011-2013

Sakarya University (Master), Sakarya, Turkey

Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2011 - 2013

  • Thesis title: Classification of Psychological Test Scores by Processing SSR Data with Artificial Neural Network
  • Advisor: Mehmet Recep Bozkurt
 

Undergraduate

2006-2011

Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay, Turkey

Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2006 - 2011

RESEARCH EXPERINCE

Gazi University

01/09/2013 - 30/09/2013

Gazi University Faculty of Medicine Sleep Disorders Center

  • Advisor: Prof. Dr. Oguz KOKTURK
  • Staff position: Sleep Technologist Trainee

WORK

Military Officer, PhD

01/12/2017 - 30/10/2018

National Defense University (Military School), Naval Forces NCO Vocational High School

Research Assistant, PhD

04/05/2017 - 30/10/2017

SAKARYA UNVERSITY, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

Research Assistant

30/06/2011 - 03/05/2017

Sakarya Unversity, FACULTY of Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering

 

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Artificial Intelligent Summer School

Sakarya University, Istanbul University, Kocaeli University, Microsoft, IBM, Turk Telekom

  • Science Award
  • Work Name: "Artificial Intelligence Based Medical Device Design Stages"

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

2211-C Domestic Doctoral Scholarship Program for Priority Areas

Awarded PhD Thesis Title:

  • Developing a New Method for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosis Based on Machine Learning

Research

Research

My work is usually project based. In this section, you can find information about the projects I have been working on.

I conduct research on biomedical signal processing methods for developing medical devices. I present research focuses on Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Signal Processing, Biostatistics, Statistical Signal Processing, Classification, Medical Device Design, and Prediction System Design. The projects I have worked on are the projects developed in these areas.

Research Project

  1. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, (TUBITAK)
    • Development of a New System for the Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) by Automatic Sleep Staging and Respiratory Scoring with Photopetrymography (PPG) Signals
    • 01.09.2015 – 01.09.2017, 35.000$, Research Assistant
  2. Sakarya University Scientific Research Pojects Unit
    • Development of a New System for the Diagnosis of Sleep Staging and Sleep Apnea Syndrome
    • 15.07.2014 – 16.06.2017, 5.000$, Research Assistant
  3. Sakarya University Scientific Research Pojects Unit
    • Development of a New System for the Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) with Photopheresis (PPG) Signals
    • 15.07.2014 – 05.05.2017, 3.000$, Research Assistant
  4. Sakarya University Scientific Research Pojects Unit
    • Classification of Psychological Test Scores by Processing SSR Data with Artificial Neural Network
    • 01.10.2013, 1.000$, Research Assistant
  5. Sakarya University Scientific Research Pojects Unit
    • Diagnosis of Arrhythmia via ECG with computer
    • 15.05.2012 – 15.08.2014, 10.000$, Research Assistant
Publication

Publication

PUBLICATION

Journal Articles

2017

  • M. K. Uçar, C. Bilgin, F. Bozkurt, K. Polat, and M. R. Bozkurt, “An Alternative New Signal In The Respiratory Scoring Process In Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Photoplethysmography Signal,” J. Hum. Rhythm, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 190–197, 2017.
  • S. Gül, M. K. Uçar, G. Çetinel, E. Bergil, and M. R. Bozkurt, “Automated Pre-Seizure Detection for Epileptic Patients Using Machine Learning Methods,” I.J. Image, Graph. Signal Process., vol. 7, pp. 1–9, 2017.
  • I. Cerit, A. Yildirim, M. K. Uçar, A. Demirkol, S. Cosansu, and O. Demirkol, “Estimation of antioxidant activity of foods using artificial neural networks,” J. Food Nutr. Res., vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 138–148, 2017.
  • M. K. Uçar, M. R. Bozkurt, C. Bilgin, and K. Polat, “Automatic detection of respiratory arrests in OSA patients using PPG and machine learning techniques,” Neural Comput. Appl., vol. 28, no. 10, pp. 2931–2945, Oct. 2017.
  • M. K. Uçar, M. R. Bozkurt, C. Bilgin, and K. Polat, “Suggestions for Alternative System Designs to Polysomnography System,” Clin. Med. Sci. – Curr. Sci. Med. J., vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 1–12, 2017.

2016

  • M. K. Uçar, R. Bozkurt, and F. Bozkurt, “Sympathetic Skin Response: A New Biological Signal that can be used in Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia Instead of Beck Depression Inventory,” I.J. Image, Graph. Signal Process., vol. 7, pp. 32–40, 2016.
  • M. K. Uçar, M. R. Bozkurt, C. Bilgin, and K. Polat, “Automatic sleep staging in obstructive sleep apnea patients using photoplethysmography, heart rate variability signal and machine learning techniques,” Neural Computing and Applications, Springer London, pp. 1–16, 31-May-2016.
  • C. Bilgin, Ü. Erkorkmaz, M. K. Uçar, N. Akin, A. Nalbant, and A. N. Annakkaya, “Use of a portable monitoring device (Somnocheck Micro) for the investigation and diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnoea in comparison with polysomnography,” Pakistan J. Med. Sci., vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 471–475, 2016.
  • M. K. Uçar, M. R. Bozkurt, and F. Bozkurt, “Determination of New Bio Signal and Tests Alternative to Verbal Pain Scale for Diagnosing Fibromyalgia Syndrome,” I.J. Image, Graph. Signal Process., vol. 3, pp. 1–8, 2016.

2015

  • B. D. Güngör, M. K. Uçar, and F. Bozkurt, “Statistical Investigation of the Effects of Fetal Heart Rate (FHR) and Uterine Contractions (UC) Signals on Apgar,” Int. J. Comput. Appl., vol. 117, no. 5, pp. 17–21, 2015.

2014

  • M. K. Uçar and M. R. Bozkurt, “The identification of diagnostic percentage of fibromiyalgia disease only with sympathetic skin response data,” SAU J. Sci. SAU J. Sci, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 81–86, 2014.

2013

  • A. Akgül, M. K. Uçar, M. M. Öztürk, and Z. Eksi, “Proposals for improvement of engineering education, future engineers and labor force analysis” Suleyman Demirel University Institute of Science and Technology, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 14–18, 2013.
  • M. K. Uçar, M. R. Bozkurt, and F. Bozkurt, “A Survey of SSR Mechanism and Application,” Int. J. Comput. Appl., vol. 73, no. 6, pp. 9–14, 2013.

Papers in Proceedings

2017

  • M. K. Uçar, S. Örenç, M. R. Bozkurt, and C. Bilgin, “Evaluation of the relationship between Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and photoplethysmography signal,” in 2017 Medical Technologies National Congress (TIPTEKNO), 2017, pp. 1–4.
  • S. Örenç, M. K. Uçar, M. R. Bozkurt, and C. Bilgin, “A new approach for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,” in 2017 Medical Technologies National Congress (TIPTEKNO), 2017, pp. 1–4.
  • M. K. Uçar, M. R. Bozkurt, and C. Bilgin, “Statistical analysis of heart rate variability during abnormal respiratory events in obstructive sleep apnea patients,” in 2017 25th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), 2017, pp. 1–4.
  • A. Demirkol, I. Cerit, M. K. Uçar, S. Cosansu, and O. Demirkol, “An ANN Aided Optimal Estimation Approach to Antioxidant Activity of Foods,” in 3rd International Turkic World Conference on Chemical Sciences and Technlogies, 2017, p. 155.
  • M. K. Uçar, M. R. Bozkurt, and C. Bilgin, “Statistical investigation of heart rate variable derived from photoplethysmography signal in sleep staging process,” in 2017 25th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), 2017, pp. 1–4.

2016

  • S. Tuna, M. R. Bozkurt, M. K. Uçar, and C. Bilgin, “Sleep staging using photoplethysmography signal and kNN nearest neighbor algorithm,” in 2016 24th Signal Processing and Communication Application Conference (SIU), 2016, pp. 1373–1376.
  • M. K. Uçar, M. R. Bozkurt, K. Polat, and C. Bilgin, “Alternatively new signal for sleep staging processing in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Photoplethysmography signal,” in 2016 24th Signal Processing and Communication Application Conference (SIU), 2016, pp. 257–260.
  • F. Bozkurt, M. R. Bozkurt, M. K. Uçar, C. Bilgin, and E. Köklükaya, “Utilizing photophlethysmography signal features and implementing a decision tree to determine sleep cycles-non sleep cycles,” in 2016 24th Signal Processing and Communication Application Conference (SIU), 2016, pp. 917–920.
  • C. Bilgin, Ü. Erkorkmaz, M. K. Uçar, N. Akin, A. Nalbant, and A. N. Annakkaya, “Comparison of Sleep Detection Test (Somnocheck Micro) and Polysomnography for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome,” in National Lung Health Congress, 2016.

2015

  • M. K. Uçar, M. R. Bozkurt, K. Polat, A. V. Can, B. D. Güngör, and C. Bilgin, “Innovation Practices in the Health Economics and Biomedical Device Industry: The Case of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) Diagnosis System,” in I. International Economy and Business Congress (ICEB’2015), 2015, pp. 754–63.
  • M. K. Uçar, M. R. Bozkurt, K. Polat, and C. Bilgin, “Investigation of effects of time domain features of the photoplethysmography (PPG) signal on sleep respiratory arrests,” in 2015 23nd Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), 2015, pp. 124–127.
  • B. D. Güngör, M. K. Uçar, and F. Bozkurt, “Statistical investigation of the effects of fetal heart rate (FHR) and uterine contractions (UC) signals on apgar score,” in 2015 23nd Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), 2015, pp. 459–462.

2014

  • M. K. Uçar, K. Polat, M. R. Bozkurt, and C. Bilgin, “The Effect of Time and Frequency of Domine Features on the Classification of Sleep EEG and EOG Signals,” in Tip Tekno 2014 – National Congress of Medical Technologies Declaration, 2014, pp. 163–166.
  • M. K. Uçar, M. R. Bozkurt, K. Polat, and C. Bilgin, “The Effect of Digital Filtering on the Classification of Sleep Stages Using EEG Signals,” in ELECO 2014, Electrical – Electronics, Computer and Biomedical Engineering Symposium, 2014, pp. 618–622.

2013

  • S. Yener, B. Kanberoglu, M. K. Uçar, and O. Çerezci, “EMC Education at Sakarya University,” in 1st International Symposium on Innovative Technologies in Engineering and Science, 2013.
  • 2012
  • M. M. Öztürk, Z. Eksi, A. Akgül, and M. K. Uçar, “Modeling and performance analysis of logic circuits with HTML5,” in Symposium on Cooperation with Industry in Future Engineering Education MEEIS 2012, 2012, pp. 186–189.

EDITOR

Book

  • Artificial Intelligence and Applications in Engineering, Sakarya University Library Publishing House, Language: Turkish, 2017.

Journal

  • Clinical Medical Sciences – Current scientific and medical journal, Vol 5, No 3, 2017.

Conference Proceedings Book

  • 10th International Congress on Turkish World of Social Sciences Proceedings, 2012.
  • 11th International Congress on Turkish World of Social Sciences Proceedings, 2013.
  • 12th International Congress on Turkish World of Social Sciences Proceedings, 2014.
  • 7th International Conference on Social Sciences in the Balkans Proceedings, 2015.
  • 13th International Congress on Turkish World of Social Sciences Proceedings, 2016.
Contact

Contact

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