Basar Koc
Contact
Information
T 716-203-1050 www.basarkoc.com
b 421 N Woodland Blvd Elizabeth Hall 212, DeLand, FL 32723 mail@basarkoc.com
Research
Interests
Lossless data compression including col or -map ped and medical images, human genome
data; video codecs; parallel computing; sensor network with low-powered microcontrollers.
Education University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Ph.D., Computer Science, May 2017
M.S., Computer Science, May 2014
State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY
B.S., Computer Science, Information Systems, May 2012
Minor in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude
Ege University,Izmir,Turkey
B.Eng., Computer Engineering, June 2012
Research &
Working
Experience
Assistant Professor of Computer Scien ce Aug. 2017 - Current
Stetson University, DeLand, FL
Visiting Research Scholar Feb. 2018 - Jan. 2019
University of Miami, Coral Gabl e s, FL
Research Fellow Aug. 2016 - May 2017
University of Miami, Coral Gabl e s, FL
Research Engineering Intern May - Aug. 2014
Mozilla Research, Mountain View, CA
Daala: Next Generation Video Codec
Mentor: Timothy B. Terriberry, Ph.D.
Software Developer Intern
SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY Sep. - Dec. 2011
International Education Center
Turkcell, Izmir, Turkey Jun. - Aug. 2010
Southwest Region Network Oper at i ons ,
Cell Planning & Optimization Department
Teaching
Experience
Assistant Professor Aug. 2017 - Current
CSCI 111 - Introduction to Computing Spring 2018
CSCI 141 - Introduction to Computer Science I Fall 2017 - Spring 2019
CSCI 221 - Software Development I Fall 2017, Fall 2018
CSCI 310 - Computer Graphics Spring 2019
Teaching Assistant Aug. 2012 - May 2016
CSC 609 - Data Security and Cryptography Spring 2016
CSC 210 - Computing for Scientists Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
CSC 317 - Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis Spring 2015
CSC 410 - Computer Science Practicum (CSC317) Spring 2015
CSC 531 - Introduction to Software Engineering Spring 2014 - Spring 2015
CSC 120 - Computer Programming I - Lab Spring 2013 - Fall 2014
CSC 220 - Computer Programming II - Lab Fall 2012
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Projects A collection of episodes with videos, codes, and exercises for learning the basics of the
Perl and R programming languages.
Perl for Biologists
R for Biologists
Refereed
Journal
Publications
1. Koc, B., Arnavut, Z., Kocak, H., “The pseudo-distance tech n iq u e for parallel
lossless compression of color-mapped images,” Computers and E lectrical Engineering
(CAEE) Journal, Elsevier, 2015.
2. Koc, B., Arnavut, Z., Kocak, H., “Lossless com pression of dithered images,”
Photonics Journal, IEEE, 2013.
Refereed
Conference
Publications
3. Cui, J., Koc, B.,“Poster: Encrypted QR code,” IEEE, Symposium on Security
and P ri vacy , ( Acc ep t ed ) , 2019.
4. Koc, B., Arnavut, Z., S ar kar, D., Kocak, H., “A New Technique for Lossless
Compression of Color Images based on Hierarchical Prediction, Inversion, and
Context Adaptive Coding,” IEEE, Data Compression Conference (DCC), 2019.
5. Koc, B., Arnavut, Z., Sarkar, D., Kocak, H., “Energy-aware transfer of compressed
data on MSP432 family of microcontrollers,” 16th International Conference on
Clean Energy (ICCE), 2018.
6. Koc, B., Arnavut, Z., Sarkar, D., Kocak, H., “Splitting Bits for Lossless Compression
of Microarray Images,” 14th International Conference on Smart Cities: Improving
Quality of Life Using ICT & IoT, 2017.
7. Arnavut, Z., Arnavut, M., Koc, B., Kocak , H., “Investigati on of Row and Colu mn
Permutations for Lossless Compression of Images,” High-capacity Optical Networks
and E nabl in g Technologies (HONET-ICT), 2016.
8. Koc, B., Sarkar, D., Kocak, H., Arnavut, Z., “A st u d y of power consumption on
MSP432 family of microcontrollers for lossless data compression,” High-capacity
Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET), 2015.
9. Preston, C., Arnavut, Z., Koc, B., “Lossless compression of medical images using
Burrows-Wheeler trans for mat i on with inversion coder,” Engineering in Medicine
and Biology Society (EMBC), 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE,
2015.
10. Koc, B., Ar navut, Z., Kocak, H., “Lossless compression of DNA microarray images
with inversion coder*,” High-capacity O pti cal Networks and Enabling Technologies
(HONET), 2014.
11. Arnavut, Z., Koc, B., Kocak, H., “Scanning paths f or lossless compression of
pseudo-color images,” Image and Signal Processing Workshop (WNYISPW), IEEE
Western New York, 2014.
12. Koc, B., Ar navut, Z., Kocak, H., “Lossless compression of DNA microarray images
with inversion coder,” IEEE, Data Compression Conference (DCC), 2014.
13. Koc, B., Arnavut, Z., Kocak, H., “Parallel lossless compression of color- mapped
images,” High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET-
CNS), 10th International Conference on, 2013.
14. Koc, B., Arnavut, Z., Kocak, H., “Lossless compression of dithered images wi t h
the pseudo-distance technique,” High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling
Technologies (HONET), 9th International Conference on, 2012.
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15. Koc, B., Ar navut, Z., “A new context-mo de l for the pseudo-distance technique
in lossless compression of color-mapped images,” SPIE Optics + Photonics, Proc.
SPIE 8499, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXV, 2012.
16. Koc, B., Arnavut, Z., “A modified pseudo-distance technique for lossless compression
on color-mapped images,” IEEE, Data C om pression Conference ( DC C) , 2012.
17. Koc, B., Arnavut, Z., “Gradient adjusted predictor with pseudo-distance technique
for lossless compression of col or -map ped images,” IEEE, Frontiers of Information
Technology (FIT), 2011.
18. Koc, B., Arnavut, Z., “Block-sorting transformations with pseudo-distance technique
for lossless compression of color-mapped images,” Image Processing Workshop
(WNYIPW), IEEE Western New York, 2011. - Best Student Paper Award
by IEEE and IS &T in Rochester, NY
19. Koc, B., Arnavut, Z., “Application of pseudo-distance to lossless coding of color-
mapped images,” System of Systems Engineering, IEEE, 6th International Conference
on, 2011.
Awa r d s
NVIDIA GPU Grant NVIDIA Corporation
Outstanding Dissertation (among CS graduate students) University of Miami
Dissertation Award University of Miami
Outstanding Research (among CS graduate s t ud ents) University of Miami
Best Student Paper IEEE and IS&T
SPIE Student Travel Grant SPIE
Professional
Activities
Peer review
IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration ( VLS I) S y st em s
Journal of Computers and Electrical Engineering
Journal of Electronic Imaging (JEI)
Journal of Computational Science
Journal of Biomedical Signal Processing and Control
Journal of Signal Processing: Image C ommunication
References Huseyin Kocak, Ph.D.
Professor Phone: 305-284- 2268
Department of Computer Science E-mail: hk@cs.miami.edu
University of Miami
Ziya Arnavut, Ph.D.
Professor Phone: 716-673- 3864
Department of Computer Science E-mail: arnavut@fredonia.edu
SUNY Fredonia
Geo Sutclie, Ph.D.
Professor & Chairman Phone: 305-284- 2158
Department of Computer Science E-mail: geo@cs.miami.edu
University of Miami
Dilip Sarkar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Phone: 305-284- 2256
Department of Computer Science E-mail: sarkar@cs.miami.edu
University of Miami
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