Volkan Cevher


Research Scientist

Digital Signal Processing Group

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Rice University

Duncan Hall, 2026

6100 Main St, MS-380

Houston, TX 77005




Volkan Cevher received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey in 1999 as a valedictorian. During summer of 2003, he was employed by Schlumberger Doll Research. In Fall 2004, he was awarded the Center for Signal and Image Processing Outstanding Research Award for excellence in signal processing research. He coauthored (with C. Hegde and M. F. Duarte) the 2009 Best Student Paper at the International Workshop on Signal Processing with Adaptive Sparse Structured Representations (SPARS). He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2005 under the supervision of Dr. James H. McClellan. After his Ph.D., he worked with Dr. Rama Chellappa at the University of Maryland for two years as a research associate on computer vision problems. He is currently working with Dr. Richard Baraniuk at Rice University as a research scientist on compressive sensing problems. His research interests include sensor network problems, compressive sensing, graphical models, computer vision, Monte-Carlo Markov chain methods, and array signal processing.