Kivanc Kose is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP and works as a senior research scientist at Memorial
Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from
Bilkent University, Turkey. He joined the Optical Imaging Group in Dermatology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer
Center for his post-doctoral studies in 2012.
Upon joining MSKCC for his postdoctoral work, Dr. Kose’s research focus shifted towards developing machine learning and
computer vision tools for skin cancer applications, aiming to significantly improve the early detection and treatment of cancer
through novel imaging and AI-assisted diagnostic interpretation methods. Dr. Kose maintains his zeal for machine learning
and AI in cultural heritage and art domains, continuously exploring related literature alongside his primary research focus.
An active member of the scientific community, Dr. Kose has authored more than a hundred articles in Journals and
Conferences. He serves as Associate Editor at Signal Image and Video Processing Journal (SIVP) and reviews for journals
and conferences in signal processing, computer vision, machine learning, and biomedical imaging. He’s received grants from
the National Institutes of Health, the European Union, and others for AI and Image Processing work spanning Cultural
Heritage Preservation to Biomedical Imaging.