California State University, SacramentoDr. Pinar Muyan-Ozcelik

Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science



Welcome to the homepage of Dr. Pinar Muyan-Ozcelik. I am an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science of the California State University, Sacramento. I earned my PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis. I received my MSc degree from the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia and I completed my BSc degree in Computer Engineering at the Ege University.

Research Interests

I am interested in conducting research on the use of GPU computing in various domains such as embedded systems [multitasking among real-time embedded tasks], algorithms [solving traveling salesman problem], artificial intelligence [creating object proposals for deep neural networks], automotive computing [recognizing speed-limit signs], and medical imaging [performing image registration]. Also, I am interested in pursuing pedagogy-related research [engaing students through mobile application development]. Additionally, I previously conducted studies in artificial intelligence [building robotic controllers] and machine learning [implementing sampling methods].

I have published and presented in these areas.

Teaching Interests

I teach courses related to my research interests. In Fall 2016, I have started teaching a new course, CSC 196U - Parallel Programming with GPUs, which is related to GPU computing (my current research area). In addition, I am interested in teaching Computer Games/Graphics and Mobile Comuting related courses. Currently, I am teaching CSC 133 - Object-oriented Graphics Programming utilizing a mobile application development environment. Finally, I teach more elementary Computer Science courses. For instance, I have thought CSC 28 - Discrete Structures for Computer Science.