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MSc. M. (Mervenur) Akkus

PhD candidate

  • Department
  • Cardiology
  • Focus area
  • Photoacoustics, Signal Processing, Medical Image Processing, Machine Learning



Mervenur Akkus graduated from Ankara University with a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2020. During her studies, she was involved with the Research group at Genethon, working on Pompe disease. Her bachelor's thesis focused on using AI techniques to convert CT images to MR images.

 In 2023, she completed her Master's degree at the Technical University of Munich, specializing in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics. Her master's thesis involved integrating radar signals and machine learning.

Now she continues her PhD studies in the Biomedical Engineering group under the supervision of Francis Kalloor Joseph and Prof. Gijs van Soest.

Field(s) of expertise

Currently, her research is focused on developing an iterative algorithm to model light propagation in tissues to facilitate plaque composition retrieval.  

Education and career

  • 2015-2020: Bachelor Biomedical Engineering, Ankara University
  • 2020-2023: Master Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, Technical University of Munich
  • 2024-Present: PhD Candidate, Erasmus Medical Center

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