Sinan Onal, Ph.D., MSEM

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
School of Engineering

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Box 1805, Edwardsville, IL 62026
Tel: (618) 650-5889
Fax: (618) 650-3374
E-mail: sonal@siue.edu

 

 

I am an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. I received my Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering from University of South Florida. My current research focuses on medical image processing and its applications, medical product development, machine learning and data mining, and computational biomechanics. Additionally, I worked twelve years in industry for several companies in a range of positions and departments. I have extensive experience on R&D strategies.

News
  • Our paper entitled "Green Roof Energy Savings Analysis for Pilot Regions in Florida using Image Processing Technique" has been selected as the best paper of Energy Systems Division of Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. I'd like to thank the selection committee and my colleague Dr. Serdar Celik.
  • NSF Funds SIUE Acquisition of Cutting-Edge Motion Capture and Analysis System
  • My NSF proposal entitled "Acquisition of Motion Capture/Analysis System (MCAS) for Leading-edge Research and Teaching,"  has been awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) " (PI: $185,358)  Award Id : 1726424
  • Alex Myers has been selected as an URCA Assistant for our dental project. Congratulations!
  • My proposal entitled "Medical Device Design and Fabrication Projects in to the Industrial Engineering Curriculum through Collaborating with Industry Partners" for SIUE STEM Center Faculty Research Fellow for 2017-2018 has been approwed.
  • I have been honored to receive the Outstanding Teaching Award of our program in 2017. Receiving this teaching award honors me and my students because teaching is what students and I accomplish together.
  • Senior Industrial Engineering students Sarah von Kampen and Basak Ulcay will be joining our team as URCA assistants for my FALL 2016 URCA assistant project.
  • Congratulations to +PERCEPTION! One of my senior design teams took the first place and won $5,000 cash prize in the business plan competition. (2016). They developed a smart cane for blind or visulaly impaired people.
  • Our project entitled "Head Positioning Device for Patients During Cone Beam Computer Tomography (CBCT)" has been selected for Fall 2016 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Program (URCA) Selected student: Not selected yet
  • My proposal entitled "Integrating Service-Learning into the Industrial Engineering Capstone Design Course" has been awarded $10,512 for the period of July 1, 2016- June 30, 2017 by Faculty Development Council (Excellence in Undergraduate Education)
  • I was selected as 2015 School of Engineering outstanding service awardee. I would like to thank the selection committee
  • My proposal entitled" Comparative Analysis of Peri-papillary Outer Retinal Layer for Diagnosis of Glaucoma" has been awarded $13,427 for the period of July 1, 2016- June 30, 2017 by SIUE Graduate School STEP program
  • Our project entitled " A Heuristic Model for Solving a Job Shop Scheduling Problem Involving Multiple Machines and Processes" has been selected for Spring 2016 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Program (URCA) Selected student: Robbie Carter form Industrial Engineering
  • My proposal entitled "Integration of Real-life Engineering Design Problems into Engineering Education: A Case of a Capstone Course" has been selected for Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium to be held October 25-28, 2015, at the National Academies' Beckman Center in Irvine, CA. I would like to thank the School of Engineering Dean's Office for nominating me for this great event.
  • Congratulations to BADA! One of my senior design teams took the first place and won $5,000 cash prize in the business plan competition (2015)
  • I am looking for a Research Assistant who has experience on image processing / image analysis / computer vision. The successful candidate is expected to research image processing and analysis algorithms for a medical diagnosis application. Prior experience on image segmentation, feature extraction and image analysis is necessary. Medical image processing experience will be a plus but not essential, as I am working closely with medical expert. Please submit your CV to sonal@siue.edu
  • Our project entitled "Hand Support System for Eye Surgeons during Cataract Surgery" has been selected for Spring 2015 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Program (URCA) Selected student: Lauren Hoffman from Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests
  • Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD)
  • New Product Development and its Medical Applications
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • Computational Biomechanics
  • Manufacturing and R&D Strategy
  • Engineering Management and Leadership
Recent Publications

Journal Articles:

  • Onal, S., Nadler, J., O'Loughlin, M. (2017) "Applying Theory to Real-World Problems: Integrating Service Learning into the Industrial Engineering Capstone Design Course". International Journal for Service Learning and Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship. 12(2): p57-80
  • Onal, S., Chen X., Balasooriya, M. (2017) “Interior Point Search for Nonparametric Image Segmentation ”. Journal of Signal, Image and Video Processing, DOI: 10. 1007/s11760-017-1167-7
  • Onal, S., Chen X., Lai-Yuen, S., Hart, S. (2017) “Automatic Vertebra Segmentation on Dynamic MRI”. SPIE Journal of Medical Imaging. 4 (1), 014504.
  • Onal, S., Chen X., Satamraju, V., Balasooriya, M., Dabil Karacal, H. (2016) “Automated and Simultaneous Fovea Center Localization and Macula Segmentation using the New Dynamic Identification and Classification of Edges (DICE) Model”. SPIE Journal of Medical Imaging, 3(3):034002.
  • Onal, S., Dabil-Karacal, H. (2015) " Improved Automated Vessel Segmentation for Diagnosing Eye Diseases Using Fundus Images". Journal of Biomedical Graphics and Computing, 6 (1): p23-33
  • Onal, S., Lai-Yuen, S., Bao, P., Weitzenfeld, A., Stuart, H. (2015) "Automated Localization of Multiple Pelvic Bone Structures on MRI". IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 20 (1): 249-55
  • Onal, S., Lai-Yuen, S., Bao, P., Weitzenfeld, Stuart, H. (2015) "Quantitative Assessment of New MRI-based Measurements to Differentiate Low and High Stages of Pelvic Organ Prolapse using Support Vector Machines". International Urogynecology Journal, 26 (5): p707-713
  • Onal, S., Lai-Yuen, S., Bao, P., Weitzenfeld, A., Stuart, H. (2014) "MRI based Segmentation of Pelvic Bone for Evaluation of Pelvic Organ Prolapse". IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 18(4): p1370-1378
  • Onal, S., Lai-Yuen, S., Bao, P., Weitzenfeld, A., Greene, K., Kedar, R., Stuart, H. (2013) "Assessment of a Semi-Automated Pelvic Floor Measurement Model for the Evaluation of Pelvic Organ Prolapse on MRI". International Urogynecology Journal, 25 (6): p767-773
  • Onal, S., Lai-Yuen, S., Bao, P., Weitzenfeld, A., Stuart, H. (2013) "Image based measurements for evaluation of pelvic organ prolapse". Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering (JBiSE), 6 (1): p45-55

Conference Proceedings:

  • Onal, S. (2018) "Automated Artifact Removal and Segmentation of Skin Lesions on Dermoscopic Images for Diagnosis of Skin Cancer" 2018 IISE- Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference, May 19-22, Orlando, FL.
  • Celik, S., Onal S. (2018) " Green Roof Energy Savings Analysis for Pilot Regions in Florida using Image Processing Technique" 2018 IISE- Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference, May 19-22, Orlando, FL. (The Best Paper of Energy Systems Division of IISE)
  • Balasooriya, M., Onal, S., Chen X., (2018) " Nonparametric Segmentation for Anatomical Structures through Nonlinear Optimization" 2018 IISE- Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference, May 19-22, Orlando, FL.
  • Onal, S., Chen, X., Lai-Yuen, S, Hart, S. (2016) "Segmentation of Sacral Curve on Dynamic MRI for Diagnosis of Pelvic Organ Prolapse". IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, Feb 24-27, Las Vegas, NV. DOI: 10.1109/BHI.2016.7455842
  • Onal, S., Adeshina, A., Dabil-Karacal, H. (2015) "A machine Learning Approach to Improve the Diagnosis of Diabetic Retinopathy Using Fundus Image". 2015 IIE- Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, May 30-June 2, Nashville, TN. p447-455. http://goo.gl/oFaoy1
  • Onal, S., Chen, X. (2015) "Heterogeneous Group Forming Using Mixed-Integer Programming for an Integrated Engineering Design Course". Illinois-Indiana ASEE Conference, March 27-28, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Onal, S., Lai-Yuen, S, Bao, P., Weitzenfeld, A., Hart, S. (2014) "Fully Automated Localization of Multiple Pelvic Bone Structures on MRI". 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, August 26-30, Chicago, IL, 2014. p3353-3356
  • Onal, S., Lai-Yuen, S, Bao, P., Weitzenfeld, A., Hart, S. (2013) "Combined Supervised and Unsupervised Segmentation of Pubic Bone for Diagnosis of Pelvic Organ Prolapse" INFORMS Annual Meeting, October 6-9, Minneapolis, MN
  • Onal, S., Lai-Yuen, S., Hart, S., Bao, P., Weitzenfeld, A."MRI-based Semi-Automatic Pelvimetry Measurement for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Diagnosis". International Conference on Information Science, Signal Processing and their applications, 2012. p804-808
  • Onal, S., Lai-Yuen, S., Stuart, H. "Design of a Universal Laparoscopic Suturing Device". ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, 2011. p1169-1170

Presentations:

  • Parcels, A. Firat, P., Kargarnovin, S., Onal, S. (2018) "Automated Segmentation of Knee Structure in Magnetic Resonance (MR) Images for the Diagnosis of Knee Joint Pathologies ". 2018 IISE- Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference, May 19-22, Orlando, FL.
  • Onal, S. (2018) "Automated Artifact Removal and Segmentation of Skin Lesions on Dermoscopic Images for Diagnosis of Skin Cancer" 2018 IISE- Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference, May 19-22, Orlando, FL.
  • Celik, S., Onal S. (2018) " Green Roof Energy Savings Analysis for Pilot Regions in Florida using Image Processing Technique" 2018 IISE- Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference, May 19-22, Orlando, FL.
  • Balasooriya, M., Onal, S., Chen X., (2018) " Nonparametric Segmentation for Anatomical Structures through Nonlinear Optimization" 2018 IISE- Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference, May 19-22, Orlando, FL.
  • Balasooriya, M., Onal, S., Chen X., (2017) "Nonlinear Optimization for Nonparametric Image Segmentation" INFORMS 2017 Annual Conference, October 22-25, Houston, TX
  • Yaba, C., Onal, S., Cho, S., Pandarakalam, C., Nathalia, G., Omran, M. (2017) "Position Tracking System for Dental Patients during Cone Beam Computer Tomography (CBCT)" BMES 2017 Annual Meeting, October 11-14, Phoenix, AZ
  • Omran, M., Nathalia, G., Pandarakalam, C., Yaba, C., Onal, S., Cho, S. (2017) "Designing Head Alignment Device for Dental Cone Beam Computer Tomography (CBCT)". 46th Annual Meeting of the AADR, March 20-25, San Francisco, CA
  • Onal, S., Chen X., Balasooriya, M. (2016) "Segmentation Of Anatomical Structures Using Dynamic Identification And Classification Of Edges (DICE) Model In Medical Images" INFORMS 2016 Annual Conference, November 13-16, Nashville, TN
  • Yaba, C., Onal, S., Cho, S., Pandarakalam, C., Nathalia, G., Omran, M. (2016) "Sensitivity Analysis for Designing Head Alignment Device for Dental Patients during Cone Beam Computer Tomography (CBCT)" BMES 2016 Annual Meeting, October 5-8, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Carter, R., Onal, S. (2016) "A Heuristic Model for Solving a Job Shop Scheduling Problem Involving Multiple Machines and Processes" 108th Annual Meeting of Illonois State Academy of Science, April 15-16, 2016, Edwardsville, IL
  • Onal, S., Chen, X., Lai-Yuen, S, Hart, S. (2016) "Segmentation of Sacral Curve on Dynamic MRI for Diagnosis of Pelvic Organ Prolapse". IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, Feb 24-27, Las Vegas, NV
  • Onal, S. (2015) "Designing Online Management Courses: Lessons Learned". 2015 The Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference, Nov 12-13, St. Louis, MO
  • Onal, S. (2015) " Integration of Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) Technologies to Assists Radiologists: Using of CAD Systems in Two Cases". 2nd Global Conference on Engineering and Technology Management, GCETM 2015, Sep 4-5, Chicago, IL
  • Onal, S., Adeshina, A., Dabil-Karacal, H. (2015) "A machine Learning Approach to Improve the Diagnosis of Diabetic Retinopathy Using Fundus Image". 2015 IIE- Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, May 30-June 2, Nashville, TN
  • Onal, S., Dabil-Karacal, H., Lee, H., F. (2015) "Implementation of Medical Device Projects into Integrated Engineering Design Course (Capstone) for Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Students". 2015 IIE- Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, May 30-June 2, Nashville, TN
  • Hoffman, L., Onal, S., Dabil-Karacal, H. (2015) “Support System for Reduction of Isometric Muscle Fatigue” Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Showcase, SIUE, April 27, Edwardsville, IL
  • Onal, S., Chen X. (2015) "Heterogeneous Group Forming Using Mixed-Integer Programming for an Integrated Engineering Design Course". Illinois-Indiana ASEE Conference, March 27-28, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Onal, S., Lai-Yuen, S, Bao, P., Weitzenfeld, A., Hart, S. (2014) "Prediction Model Using Clinical and MRI-based Features for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Diagnosis". 2014 Biomedical Engineering Society, October 22-25, San Antonio, TX
  • Onal, S., Lai-Yuen, S, Bao, P., Weitzenfeld, A., Hart, S. (2013) "Fully Automated Localization of Multiple Pelvic Bone Structures on MRI". 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, August 26-30, Chicago, IL
  • Onal, S., Lai-Yuen, S, Bao, P., Weitzenfeld, A., Hart, S. (2013) "Pubic Bone Segmentation for Diagnosis of Pelvic Organ Prolapse". 6th Annual College of Engineering Research Day, November 6, Tampa, FL
  • Onal, S., Lai-Yuen, S, Bao, P., Weitzenfeld, A., Greene, K., Hart, S. (2013) "Image Based Measurements for Evaluation of Pelvic Organ Prolapse". AUGS 34th. Annual Scientific Meeting, October 16-19, Las Vegas, NV
  • Onal, S., Lai-Yuen, S, Bao, P., Weitzenfeld, A., Hart, S. (2013) "Combined Supervised and Unsupervised Segmentation of Pubic Bone for Diagnosis of Pelvic Organ Prolapse" INFORMS Annual Meeting, October 6-9, Minneapolis, MN
  • Onal, S., Lai-Yuen, S, Bao, P., Weitzenfeld, A., Greene, K., Hart, S. (2013) "Image Based Measurements for Evaluation of Pelvic Organ Prolapse". 38th. Annual Meeting - International Urogynecological Association, May 28-June1, Dublin, Ireland
  • Onal, S., Lai-Yuen, S, Bao, P., Weitzenfeld, A., Hart, S. (2013) "MRI- based Segmentation of Pubic Bone for Evaluation of Pelvic Organ Prolapse". Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium, March 25, Tampa, FL
  • Onal, S., Lai-Yuen, S., Hart, S., Bao, P., Weitzenfeld, A.(2012) "MRI-based Semi-Automatic Pelvimetry Measurement for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Diagnosis". ISSPA 2012 International Conference on Information Science, Signal Processing and their applications, July 3-5, Montreal (Quebec), Canada
  • Onal, S., Lai-Yuen, S., Stuart, H. (2012) "Universal Laparoscopic Suturing Device" NAI 2012 National Academy of Inventors Inaugural Annual Conference, February 16-17, Tampa, FL
  • Onal, S., Lai-Yuen, S., Stuart, H. (2011) "Design of a Universal Laparoscopic Suturing Device". ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 22-25, Farmington, PA

Patents:

  • Onal, S., Lai-Yuen, S, Bao, P., Weitzenfeld, A., Hart, S. "Image-based Automated Measurement Model to Predict Pelvic Organ Prolapse" (Submitted)
  • Onal, S., Lai-Yuen, S., Stuart, H."Universal Laparoscopic Suturing Device". Patent US 20130144315

 

Teaching
  • IE 370 Manufacturing Processes
  • IE 430 Managing Engineering & Technology- (Fully ONLINE)
  • IE 431 Project Analysis and Control (Fully ONLINE)
  • IE 451 Methods Design and Work Measurement
  • IE 470 Manufacturing Systems
  • IE 490 Integrated Engineering Design
  • IE 592 Computer-Aided Diagnosis and its Applications
Activities

Professional Activities:

  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering Student Chapter- Faculty Advisor (Fall 2016- Present)
  • SIUE-ITU Dual Diploma Program Coordinator (Spring 2016- Present)
  • Graduate Curriculum & Instruction Program Review (Fall 2015-Present)
  • Member of Family Friendly Policy Implementation (Spring 2015-Present)
  • Member of School of Engineering Safety Committee (Fall 2014-Present)
  • Chair of Initiative MS Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program Development (Spring 2014- Present)
  • Editorial Board on Journal of Biomedical Graphics and Computing
  • Editorial Board on Jacobs Journal of Medical Diagnosis and Medical Imaging

Memberships:

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (IEEE, EMBS)
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Data Mining Section
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • American Society of Quality (ASQ)

Honords and Awards:

  • National Science Foundation (NSF): "Acquisition of Motion Capture/Analysis System (MCAS) for Leading-edge Research and Teaching," (PI: $185,358)
  • SIUE STEM Center Faculty Research Fellow for 2017-2018
  • Awarded $10,512 for Excellence in Undergraduate Education by Faculty Development Council (2016)
  • Selected as 2015 School of Engineering outstanding service awardee, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (2016)
  • Awarded $13,427 for Seed Grants for Transitional and Exploratory Projects (STEP by SIUE Graduate School (2016)
  • Selected for Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium to be held October 25-28, 2015, at the National Academies' Beckman Center in Irvine, CA. (2015), Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
  • Selected for Preparing College Teaching Program, The Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (2013)Selected for Preparing College Teaching Program, The Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (2013)
  • Selected for Doctoral Student Leadership Institute. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (2012)