Tülay Adalı is a Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, whose research interests include signal processing, machine learning, and bioinformatics.
Adalı earned a bachelor's degree in 1987 from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. She came to the US for her graduate studies, earning a master's degree in 1988 and a doctorate in 1992 from North Carolina State University.
With Simon Haykin, she is the author of the book Adaptive Signal Processing: Next Generation Solutions (Wiley, 2010), and with Eric Moreau she is the author of Blind Identification and Separation of Complex-valued Signals (Wiley, 2013).
In 2008 she became a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering "for outstanding research, mentorship, and leadership in the field of biomedical imaging and signal processing", and in 2009 she became a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers "For contributions to nonlinear and complex-valued statistical signal processing". She was an IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2012–2013, and has been named a Fulbright Scholar for 2015.