Brief Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, 3/08-  , Department of Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Senior Instructor, 9/05-2/08, Department of Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Senior Instructor, 9/03-2/04, School of Computing and Technology, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Research Assistant, 3/03-9/03, Department of Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Teaching Assistant, 10/02-2/03, Department of Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Research Assistant, 3/02-9/02, Department of Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Teaching Assistant, 10/01-2/02, Department of Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Research Assistant, 9/97-9/01, Department of Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.

Administrative Duties:

  • Vice Chair, 08/14- , Department of Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Assessment Committee Member of ABET Sub-Committees, 11/12- , Department of Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Social Committee Member, 10/13-09/16 , Department of Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Authorization Board Member, 03/12-02/16, Cyprus Turkish Chamber of Computer Engineers, T.R.N.C.
  • Continuing Education Center, Board Member, 10/11-10/14, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Evaluation Committee Member of ABET Sub-Committees, 11/09-10/12, Department of Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Laboratory Committee Member, (Chair since 2012), 09/11-10/13, Department of Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Online System Management Committee Chair, 3/08-09/12, Faculty of Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • ISO 9001-2000 Committee Member, 5/10-09/11, Department of Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Computer Club Consultant Instructor, 2/09-9/10, Department of Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Information Commission Member, 11/08-02/10, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • ISO 9001-2000 Committee Member, 3/09-9/09, Department of Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Web Design Team Member, 12/08-03/09, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Rector Coordinator, 6/08-9/09, Campus Automation Office, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Summer Training Committee Member, 9/05-9/09, Department of Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Rector Coordinator, 2/07-09/07, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Social Committee Member, 9/05-8/06, Department of Computer Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Promotion of Engineering Faculty, 9/05-8/06, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.
  • Graduation Committee Member, 9/03-2/04, School of Computing and Technology, Eastern Mediterranean University, T.R.N.C.

Memberships:

  • IEEE & IEEE Computer Society & IEEE Big Data Community - IEEE Senior Member since 2011
  • Cyprus Turkish Chamber of Computer Engineers – since 2000

Awards:

  • Best Paper Award, International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services (ICIW), 2007.

Certifications:

  • MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist)
  • MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional)

Joined Organizing Committees:

  • Operations/Local Arrangements Chair, International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN), Famagusta, T.R.N.C., September 2009.
  • Operations/Local Arrangements Chair, International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN), Famagusta, T.R.N.C., May 2007.
  • The Tenth Turkish Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks (TAINN), Famagusta, T.R.N.C., 2001.
  • The Sixth Symposium on Computer Networks (BAS), Famagusta, T.R.N.C., 2001.

Current Research Interests:

  • Information Retrieval Systems, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Biometrics.

Publications:

  • Ö. Toygar, F. O. Babalola, Y. Bitirim, “FYO: A Novel Multimodal Vein Database with Palmar, Dorsal and Wrist Biometrics”, IEEE Access, Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp. 82461-82470, December 2020. (DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2991475)
  • Y. Bitirim and D. Ç. Ertuğrul, “An Analysis of User Behaviors on the Search Engine Results Pages Based on the Demographic Characteristics”, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, Vol. 14, No. 7, pp. 2840-2861, July 2020. (DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2020.07.006)
  • E. R. Yıldız and Y. Bitirim, “A Smart Emergency Notification System for Road Accident, Fire, and Injury Cases”, Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, Vol. 64, No. 3, pp. 30506-1-30506-10, May 2020. (DOI: 10.2352/J.ImagingSci.Technol.2020.64.3.030506)
  • D. Ç. Ertuğrul, Y. Bitirim and B. Y. Anber, “Decision Support System for Diagnosing Diabetic Retinopathy from Colored Fundus Images”, Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, Vol. 64, No. 2, pp. 20502-1-20502-10, March 2020. (DOI: 10.2352/J.ImagingSci.Technol.2020.64.2.020502)
  • S. Dinçer and Y. Bitirim, “A Smart Hydroponics-Based System for Child Education”, Journal of Universal Computer Science, Vol. 25, No. 10, pp. 1279-1300, October 2019. (DOI: 10.3217/jucs-025-10-1279)
  • Y. Bitirim, “An Evaluation on Popularity of the Prioritized Diseases Using Google Trends”, Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 682-687, May 2019. (DOI: 10.1166/jmihi.2019.2613)
  • Ö. Taçyıldız, D. Ç. Ertuğrul, Y. Bitirim, N. Akcan and A. Elçi, "Ontology-Based Obesity Tracking System for Children and Adolescents", 2018 IEEE 42nd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), pp. 329-334, IEEE, Tokyo, Japan, July 2018.
  • D. Ç. Ertuğrul, M. Zontul, Y. Bitirim and G. Taymaz, "TrackARTI: Mobile Health Tracking System for Pediatric Patients with Acute Respiratory Tract Infection", Aksaray University Journal of Science and Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 73-94, June 2018.
  • S. Dinçer, E. R. Yıldız, Y. Bitirim and D. Ç. Ertuğrul, "Google Play Mağazası Üzerinden Kullanıcının Erişebildiği Akıllı Park Sistemi Mobil Uygulamaları Üzerine Bir Çalışma" (A Study on Smart Park System Mobile Applications Retrievable by The Users Over Google Play Store), Akıllı Sistemler ve Uygulamaları Dergisi (Journal of Intelligent Systems with Applications), Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 75-80, May 2018.
  • S. Dinçer, E. R. Yıldız, Y. Bitirim and D. Ç. Ertuğrul, "Google Play Mağazası Üzerinden Kullanıcının Erişebildiği Akıllı Park Sistemi Mobil Uygulamaları Üzerine Bir Çalışma" (A Study on Smart Park System Mobile Applications Retrievable by The Users Over Google Play Store), Akıllı Sistemlerde Yenilikler ve Uygulamaları Konferansı (ASYU), pp. 39, Abstract Book, Alanya, Turkey, October 2017. (ISBN: 978-605-84722-8-0).
  • D. Ç. Ertuğrul, A. Elçi and Y. Bitirim, "An Intelligent Tracking System: Application to Acute Respiratory Tract Infection (TrackARTI)", 2017 IEEE 41st Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), pp. 137-142, IEEE, Turin, Italy, July 2017.
  • Y. Bitirim and A. K. Görür, "A Comparative Evaluation of Popular Search Engines on Finding Turkish Documents for a Specific Time Period", Tehnički Vjesnik - Technical Gazette, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 565-569, April 2017. (DOI: 10.17559/TV-20140512181430)
  • Ş. Türker and Y. Bitirim, "A Study on the Effect of Using The Wrongly Spelled and/or Pronounced Turkish Words on Web Search Engines", International Journal of Scientific Knowledge, Vol. 5, No. 8, pp. 1-7, January 2015.
  • M. Y. J. Namk and Y. Bitirim, "An Evaluation of International Web Search Engines' Performances Based on English, Arabic, and Turkish Languages in Various Categories", International Journal of Scientific Knowledge, Vol. 5, No. 8, pp. 14-20, January 2015.
  • B. Tokgöz, Z. N. Özçılnak, Ç. Çınar, M. T. Yalun and Y. Bitirim, "An Evaluation of Turkish Retrieval Performance of Popular Search Engines for Internet and Image Search by Using Common Lists", The Third International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and Its Applications (DICTAP), pp. 148-153, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, July 2013.
  • S. Dalgıçoğlu and Y. Bitirim, "Gadget'larla Sosyal Ağ Yaratılarak Ekonomiye Katkı Sağlama Üzerine Bir Çalışma", Proceedings of the Third Symposium on Engineering and Technology, pp. 78-84, Çankaya University, Ankara, Turkey, April 2010.
  • A. O. Yılmaz, C. Ergün and Y. Bitirim, "An Approach on Short Message Service Text Transfer for Turkish GSM Operators", Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications (AICT), pp. 107-110, IEEE Computer Society, Venice/Mestre, Italy, May 2009.
  • D. Tümer, M. A. Shah and Y. Bitirim, "An Empirical Evaluation on Semantic Search Performance of Keyword-Based and Semantic Search Engines: Google, Yahoo, Msn and Hakia", International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection (ICIMP), pp. 51-55, IEEE Computer Society, Venice/Mestre, Italy, May 2009.
  • E. Emirzade and Y. Bitirim, “Resim Arama Motorlarının Sorgu Sözcük Sayısına Göre Performans Değerlendirmeleri" (Performance Evaluation of Image Search Engines Based on the Number of Query Words), Bilgi Dünyası, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 126-139, 2008. (Also published in the proceeding of “Değişen Dünyada Bilgi Yönetimi Sempozyumu" - BY 2007)
  • E. Çakır, H. Bahçeci and Y. Bitirim, "An Evaluation of Major Image Search Engines on Various Query Topics", International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection (ICIMP), pp. 161-165 , IEEE Computer Society, Bucharest, Romania, June-July 2008.
  • M. T. Elagöz, M. Mendeli, R. Z. Manioğluları and Y. Bitirim, "An Empirical Evaluation on Meta-Image Search Engines", International Conference on Digital Telecommunications (ICDT), pp. 135-139 , IEEE Computer Society, Bucharest, Romania, June-July 2008.
  • E. Emirzade and Y. Bitirim, “Resim Arama Motorlarının Sorgu Sözcük Sayısına Göre Performans Değerlendirmeleri", Değişen Dünyada Bilgi Yönetimi Sempozyumu (BY 2007), pp. 99-104, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, October 2007.
  • R. G. Demirci, V. Kişmir and Y. Bitirim, "An Evaluation of Popular Search Engines on Finding Turkish Documents", International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services (ICIW), pp. 61, IEEE Computer Society, Morne, Mauritius, May 2007.      (Best Paper Award)
  • F. Uluç, E. Emirzade and Y. Bitirim, "The Impact of Number of Query Words on Image Search Engines", International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services (ICIW), pp. 50, IEEE Computer Society, Morne, Mauritius, May 2007.
  • Ş. A. Gürel, E. Basri and Y. Bitirim, "The Use of the Google Search Engine for Accessing Private Information on the World Wide Web", Proceedings of the FirstInternational Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN), pp. 151-161, Famagusta, T.R.N.C., May 2007.
  • B. Çelebi, B. Dericioğulları and Y. Bitirim, "Performance Evaluation of IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g and GPRS/EDGE based on Query Retrieval Time", Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications (ICWMC), pp. 66, IEEE Computer Society, Gosier, Guadeloupe, French Caribbean, March 2007.
  • Y. Bitirim, M. A. Shah and E. Basri, "CMPE 205 - Introduction to Computing - Laboratory Manual", EMU (Eastern Mediterranean University) Press, pp. 1-49, Famagusta, T.R.N.C., February 2007.
  • B. Çelebi, Y. Bitirim and A. Akkeleş, "Effectiveness of Database Connections on Query Retrieval Time of Mobile Devices", International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications (ICWMC), pp. 25, IEEE Computer Society, Bucharest, Romania, July 2006.
  • R. Zeden, E. Ayalp, Y. Bitirim and H. Sever, "Duyarlılık ve Normalize Sıralama: Gövdelemenin Türkçe Arama Motorları üzerindeki Etkisi", Proceedings of the Fifteenth Turkish Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks (TAINN), pp. 215-222, Muğla, Turkey, June 2006.
  • H. Sever, Y. Bitirim and Y. Tonta, "Türkçe Arama Motorları Ne Kadar Türkçe?", IX. "Türkiye'de Internet" Konferansı, İstanbul, Turkey, December 2003. (Presentation)
  • H. Sever and Y. Bitirim, "FindStem: Analysis and Evaluation of a Turkish Stemming Algorithm", String Processing and Information Retrieval, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, M.A. Nascimento, E.S.d. Moura and A.L. Oliveira (Eds.), Vol. 2857, pp. 238-251, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, October 2003.
  • Y. Bitirim, Y. Tonta and H. Sever, "Information Retrieval Effectiveness of Turkish Search Engines", Advances in Information Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, T. Yakhno (Ed.), Vol. 2457, pp. 93-103, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, October 2002.
  • Y. Tonta, Y. Bitirim and H. Sever, "Türkçe Arama Motorlarında Performans Değerlendirme", Total Bilişim Ltd. Şti., pp. 1-152, Ankara, Turkey, 2002. (ISBN 975 92923-0-0).
  • Y. Bitirim, H. Sever and Y. Tonta, "Türkçe Arama Motorlarında Performans Değerlendirme", Akademik Bilişim '02, Konya, Turkey, February 2002. (Presentation)