/ Apr 29, 2021

Viken Detection Promotes Dr. Basak Ulker-Karbeyaz to Chief Science Officer

Demonstrating Commitment to Bring ‘Medical-Grade’ Imaging to the Security Industry


BURLINGTON, Mass.–Viken Detection, pioneer of x-ray imaging, chemical detection and environmental analytical solutions, today announced it has appointed Dr. Basak Ulker-Karbeyaz as its new Chief Science Officer.

Dr. Basak Ulker-Karbeyaz joined Viken in 2019 as the VP of Algorithms. Prior to joining Viken, Dr. Ulker-Karbeyaz was Senior Principal Imaging Engineer at Analogic. She has 15 years of hands-on experience in data science, image processing, signal processing, numerical analysis, and developing image reconstruction algorithms.

“In her short time here at Viken, Basak already has had a substantial impact on our product development,” said Jim Ryan, CEO of Viken Detection. “Her extensive expertise in ‘medical-grade’ imaging, combined with the security experience of our CTO, Dr. Peter Rothschild, creates a tremendous capability that will continue to provide law enforcement with the latest innovations in their critical fight against drug-trafficking, terrorism and human trafficking.”

“Making the world a better, safer place is engraved in my DNA. What initially attracted me to Viken was its mission to keep the public safe through innovation,” said Dr. Ulker-Karbeyaz. “What is keeping me here is a group of people who are not only talented in their areas of expertise, but also live Viken’s mission every single day. It is a real privilege to be able to help Viken grow.”

Dr. Ulker-Karbeyaz has four patents and several publications in peer reviewed journals. She was nominated for The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award. She is a proud alumna of Gordon Institute of Engineering and Boston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership programs. Dr. Ulker-Karbeyaz earned her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northeastern University and a M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey.


About Viken Detection

Viken equips public safety organizations, including customs and border protection agencies, law enforcement, and security professionals with effective, safe, and affordable detection tools to thwart imminent threats. The company’s innovative suite of handheld x-ray imagers, chemical analyzers, vehicle scanners and elemental analyzers are proven and reliable in their respective markets with thousands of units operating in the field. Viken Detection is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit www.vikendetection.com.