Berken Utku Demirel

Hello, I am Berken, a passionate PhD candidate. My research interests include Biomedical signal processing and their implementations in Health-IoT. I'm trying to develop algorithms which work on Edge. My research focused Health IoT, Edge-AI, Embedded Systems.


B.S. Electrical and Electronics Engineering (High Honor 2015-2020)
Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey
Ph.D Computer Engineering at EECS department (2020-Current)
University of California Irvine (UCI), USA


Undergraduate Researcher

03/2019 – 06/2020
Research Group of Assoc. Prof. Dr.Yesim Serinagaoglu
I worked on a research project which aims to assess the quality of the ECG signals for the wearable devices. The developed algorithm is an energy efficient solution for the ultra-low power wearable devices. I won the people’s Choice Award and publication award at research program STAR conducted by METU EEE.

Research Intern

06/2019 – 10/2019
Helmholtz-Institut für Biomedizinische Technik an der RWTH Aachen
I developed a real-time peak detection algorithm for the capacitive ECG signals which highly contaminated with noise. At the end, a user-interface is developed for multi-purpose of ECG signal processing. You can find it in my GitHub.

PhD candidate at UC Irvine

10/2020 – Current
Research Assistant at AICPS under the supervision of Prof. Al Faruque
I am currently pursuing my PhD in computer engineering degree at University of California Irvine. My research is focused on the Health IoT, Edge-AI and Embedded Systems.

Quality Assessment of
ECG Signals

I developed an algorithm to grade quality of ECG signals with an energy efficient method.Furthermore, I have won the People’s Choice Award in the presentation competition and publication award at undergraduate research program STAR conducted by the METU EEE department.