Profile - Ismail Rakip Karas

Ismail Rakip Karas

Karabuk University
Domain of Research: Geographic information systems

Dr Ismail Rakip Karas is an Assoc Professor of Computer Engineering Department at Karabuk University, Turkey. He received his BSc degree from Selcuk University, MSc degree from Gebze Institute of Technology, and PhD degree from GIS/RS program of Yildiz Technical University, in 1997, 2001 and 2007 respectively, three of them from Geomatics Engineering Department. In 2002, he involved in a GIS project as a Graduate Student Intern at Forest Engineering Department, Oregon State University, USA. From June 2010 to Oct 2010 he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in 3D GIS Research Lab, Faculty of Geoinformation Science and Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Between 2000-2009, he was a Research Assistant at Geomatics Engineering Department of Gebze Institute of Technology. Since 2009, he has been in Karabuk University and taught undergraduate and postgraduate classes in Geoinformation and Computer Sciences. He has also been carrying out as Head of Computer Science Division of Dept. Dr. Ismail Rakip Karas is the author of many international and Turkish publications and papers on various areas of Geoinformation Science. He is in the editorial board of International Geoinformatics Research and Development Journal and also reviewer of some international journals such as Sensors, Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, and International Journal of Environmental Research. He is also committee member of some of conferences such as “Int’l Conference on Digital Image Processing” and “3D GeoInformation Conference”. He has involved in several projects and been supervisor and examiner of many Msc and PhD students. His research interests include Geographic Information Systems, 3D GIS, 2D and 3D Network Analyses on GIS, Software Development for GIS, Web based GIS, Geo-Databases, Computer Graphics, Computational Geometry, Digital Image Processing, and Graph Theory. More information is available at