Adnan Yazici, PhD

Department: Computer Science
Position: Department Chair, Full Professor
Degree: PhD in Computer Science, Tulane University, USA.
Office: 7e.425
Phone: + 7 (7172) 706658
Prof. Adnan Yazici received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Department of EECS, Tulane University, LA, USA, in 1991.  Before joining Nazarbayev University as the Chair of Computer Science, he had been a Full Professor and the Chair of the Department of Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, where he had been also the Director of the Multimedia Database Laboratory. He has published over 200 international technical papers and co-authored/edited three books entitled Fuzzy Database Modeling (Springer), Fuzzy Logic in its 50th Year: New Developments, Directions and Challenges (Springer), and Uncertainty Approaches for Spatial Data Modeling and Processing: A Decision Support Perspective (Springer). 
He was a recipient of the IBM Faculty Award in 2011 and the Parlar Foundation’s Young Investigator Award in 2001. He was the Conference Co-Chair of the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering in 2007, the 38th Very Large Data Bases in 2012, and the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems in 2015. He is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and a member of the Fuzzy Systems Technical Committee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

His current research interests include Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks (WMSNs), Computation Intelligence, Multimedia Data Modeling, Fuzzy Logic, Data Science
The complete list of publications of Prof. Adnan Yazici can be found here