Dr. Ziya Arnavut

Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Arnavut has been teaching at the Computer and Information Sciences Department since 1997. He served as the chair of CIS department from August 15, 2015, to May 15, 2019.

His main research areas are data compression, image processing, multimedia, and algorithms. Dr. Arnavut worked as a consultant on image and video coding. He received the Kasling Lecturer Award in 2015 and served as the chair of the CIS Department from 2015 to 2019. In addition, he served as the Associate Editor for the Computer and Electrical Engineering Journal of Elsevier from 2007-2018 and chaired several international conferences.

Teaching Interests

Computer Science courses such as Operating Systems, Digital Image Processing, Data Structures, Algorithms and Programming courses.

Research Interests

Data Compression, Image Processing, Multimedia applications, Algorithms.

Awards and Honors

  • Erasmus +, Anadolu University (2017).
  • Robert W. Kasling Lecture Award, SUNY Fredonia (2015).

Current Research

  • Concurrent Encryption and Compression
  • Lossless Compression of Color Images with Hierarchical Prediction, CALIC, JPEG 2000, and Inversion Coding

Professional Membership

  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Association of Computing Machinary
  • IEEE Computer Society

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Programs

  • Scalable compression and dimensionality reduction, Contract with Intelligent Inc. (2021).
  • Video Compression, Contract with Intelligent Automation, Inc. (2020).
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) award, $400,000, (August 2004 – August 2010)

Intellectual Contributions

  • "Concurrent encryption and lossless compression using inversion ranks," Journal of Information Security and Applications, Elsevier, Volume 78 (2023).
  • "Near-lossless Image Compression with Parity Reduction," IEEE Xplore (2020).
  • "Technique for lossless compression of color images based on hierarchical prediction, inversion, and context adaptive coding," Journal of Electronic Imaging (2019).

Media Contributions

  • "Campus Report" (2023).
  • "Campus Report" (2022).
  • "Campus Report" (2020).
  • "Observer Today" (2019).
  • "Observer Today" (2018).


  • "Concurrent Encryption and Lossless Compression using Inversion Ranks," IEEE Data Compression Conference (2022).
  • "Burrows-Wheeler Transformation for Medical Image Compression," 2020 11th IEEE Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (IEMCON) (2020).
  • "Investigation of row and column permutations for lossless compression.," HONET 2016 (2016).