Kurtulus Izzetoglu is a faculty member of School of Biomedical Engineering and an affiliated member of the School of Education at Drexel University. Dr. Izzetoglu’s research and teaching interests are in functional brain imaging, human performance, learning, training, medical sensor development, biomedical systems and signal processing. He has background in both electrical and biomedical engineering coupled with experience of developing a highly portable functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) system for use in field applications and translational neuroimaging.
Over the last decade, Dr. Izzetoglu has been focusing on development of performance and training assessment biosensors and metrics, joint human-system performance enhancement and anesthesia care monitoring in the field settings. He has served as the principal or co-investigator in research projects funded by US federal agencies and industry partners. Some examples of his current research include: 1) cognitive workload assessment in operational environment, 2) role of neurotechnology to improve training for aviation and medical personnel, 3) effects of immersive VR manipulative interventions on spatial visualization, transfer of learning, and student retention.
Dr. Izzetoglu has been institutional principal investigator and the lead for the Drexel University’s efforts for the FAA Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance (TTHP), and for the FAA Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS-ASSURE). He serves on the boards and program committees, including International Conference on Augmented Cognition / International Conference on Human – Computer Interaction; program committee member of International Conference for Research in in Air Transportation; program committee member of International Symposium on Aviation Psychology.