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Undergraduate and Graduate Programs 2019-2020


Academic Staff of Faculty of Engineering
 
Nail Akar
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, 1994. Teletraffic analysis, performance evaluation, high-speed telecommunication networks, Internet technologies.  
Adnan Akay
Professor
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1976. Applied mechanics, vibrations and acoustics, noise control, tribology friction-induced sounds.  
Varol Akman
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1985. Artificial intelligence, logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, pragmatics, the Internet and society.  
Selim Aksoy
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, 2001. Computer vision, statistical and structural pattern recognition, machine learning, data mining.  
Mehmet Selim Aktürk
Professor
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University, 1990. Hierarchical planning of large scale systems, cellular manufacturing systems, advanced manufacturing technologies, production scheduling.  
Can Alkan
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University, 2005. Bioinformatics, genomics, computational biology.  
Çağın Ararat
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University, 2015. Financial mathematics, risk measures, systemic risk; convex analysis, set-valued functions, Aumann integrals.  
Shervin Rahimzadeh Arashloo
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Electronic Engineering, University of Surrey, 2010. Computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning.  
Erdal Arıkan
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985. Information theory.  
Orhan Arıkan
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990. Signal processing, remote sensing, communications.  
Abdullah Atalar
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1978. Analog and digital integrated circuit design, micromachined sensors.  
Ergin Atalar
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, 1991. Image guided medical interventions, magnetic resonance imaging, antenna design for MRI.  
Cevdet Aykanat
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ohio State University, 1988. Parallel computing, algorithms, high performance information retrieval, parallel and distributed web crawling, parallel databases, grid computing.  
Orhan Aytür
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1991. Optics and photonics, quantum optics, nonlinear optics, lasers, optoelectronics.  
Billur Barshan
Professor
Ph.D. Yale University, 1991. Sensor-based robotics, intelligent sensing, ultrasonic, optical, and inertial sensing, sensor signal processing, multi-sensor data fusion, human activity recognition and classification.  
Arnab Basu
Visiting Associate Professor
Ph.D., Computer and System Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundemental Research, 2007. Stochastic Control and Games, Stochastic Learning Theory, Multi- Agent Learning Systems, General Equilibrium Analysis and Algorithmic Economics, Algebraic and Geometric Techniques in Learning.  
Luca Biancofiore
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, 2011. Fluid Mechanics, Applied Mathematics.  
Fazlı Can
Visiting Professor
Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 1985. Information Retrieval and data mining.  
Burçin Çakır
Assistant Professor
 
Melih Çakmakcı
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2009. Dynamic systems and control. Multivariable control systems, nonlinear systems and control, vehicle control systems and smart mechatronic components.  
Özlem Çavuş İyigün
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Operations Research, Rutgers University, 2012. Risk-Averse Dynamic Optimization, Markov Decision Processes, Stochastic Optimization.  
Barbaros Çetin
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2009. Microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip technology, electrokinetic transport at microscale, heat transfer at microscale.  
Abdullah Ercüment Çiçek
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University, 2013. Computational biology, machine learning, knowledge discovery on metabolic networks.  
Tolga Çukur
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2009. Biomedical imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), signal processing, computational neuroscience.  
David Davenport
Lecturer
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Birmingham, 1980. Artificial intelligence, cognitive science, information retrieval, computer and education, Internet-related issues.  
Aynur Dayanık
Instructor
Ph.D., Computer Science, Rutgers University, 2006. Machine Learning, information retrieval, text mining, bioinformatics, data mining.  
Savaş Dayanık
Professor
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University, 2002. Stochastic processes and modeling, stochastic dynamic programming, stochastic optimal control. Applications to financial engineering, statistics, and operations management.  
Eric Deibel
Lecturer
Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, Vrije University, 2009.  
Hilmi Volkan Demir
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2004. Optoelectronics light-emitting diodes (LEDs), semiconductor nanocrystals, energy transfer driven devices and sensors, nanoparticles/nanocomposites, optoelectronics, RF sensing bioimplants and medical devices.  
Hamdi Dibeklioğlu
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Amsterdam, 2014. Computational Analysis of Behavior, Affective Computing, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition.  
Uğur Doğrusöz
Professor
Ph.D., Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1995. Graph visualization, bioinformatics, combinatorial algorithms, and graph theory.  
Robin Ann Downey
Lecturer
Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Calgary, 2009. Social shaping of technology theories, stakeholder analysis, technology assessment, technological controversies, risk studies, biotechnology, responsible innovation.  
Tolga Mete Duman
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, 1998. Wireless and mobile communications, channel coding, turbo codes.  
Ayşegül Dündar
Assistant Professor
 
Emine Yegan Erdem
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2013. Microfluidics, droplet-based systems, microreactors, nanoparticle synthesis, nanoimprinting.  
Nesim Kohen Erkip
Professor
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Stanford University, 1984. Multi-echelon inventory systems, Analytical models for supply chain management, inventory/production planning under uncertainty.  
Vakur Behçet Ertürk
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Ohio University, 2000. Theoretical and computational electromagnetics, numerical methods, communications.  
Faruk Geleş
Instructor
 
Sinan Gezici
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2006. Statistical signal processing, ultra-wideband systems, telecommunications, and radar.  
Uğur Güdükbay
Professor
Ph.D., Computer Engineering and Information Science, Bilkent University, 1994. Computer graphics, physically-based modeling and animation, deformable models, multimedia databases, computational geometry.  
Çiğdem Gündüz Demir
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2005. Medical image analysis, computational biology, pattern recognition, machine learning, computer vision.  
Ülkü Gürler
Professor
Ph.D., Statistics, University of Pennsylvania, 1990. Stochastic inventory models, reliability and maintenance survival analysis. Nonparametric estimation, Bayesian analysis.  
H. Altay Güvenir
Professor
Ph.D., Computer Engineering and Science, Case Western Reserve University, 1987. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, intelligent data analysis.  
Mehmet Selim Hanay
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Physics, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), 2011. Nanoelectromechanical systems, mass sensing.  
Yusuf Ziya İder
Professor
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1979. Electrical impedance tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, acquisition and processing of physiological signals, PC based instrumentation.  
Fatih Ömer İlday
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2003. Non-linear optics, ultrafast optical phenomena.  
Ali Javili
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Erlangen - Nuremberg, 2012. Computational Continuum Mechanics, Interfaces and Interphases, Multi-physics, Bio-mechanics, Applied Mathematics.  
Ezhan Karaşan
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University, 1995. Wireless networks, traffic and switching theory, optical networks, information and coding theory.  
Oya Karaşan
Professor
Ph.D., Operations Research, Rutgers University, 1997. Combinatorial optimization, mathematical programming, network flows, theoretical computer science.  
Yiğit Karpat
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Rutgers University, 2007. Manufacturing systems and processes, micro/nano technologies.  
Özlem Karsu
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Operational Research, London School of Economics, 2014. Multicriteria decision making, inequity-averse optimization, health care resource allocation, assignment problems.  
Ayşe Selin Kocaman
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, 2013. Energy infrastructure design, planning, modeling, optimization of power systems, renewable, sustainable energy resources, rural electrification, sustainable development.  
Aykut Koç
Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2011. Natural language processing, statistical semantics, applications of statistical natural language processing, signal processing.  
Süleyman Serdar Kozat
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2004. Digital signal processing, adaptive filtering, online learning and machine learning algorithms for signal processing.  
Çiğdem Gizem Körpeoğlu
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Economics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2015. Economics of operations management, sharing economy, supply chain management, innovative marketplaces, competition, mechanism design, game theory.  
İbrahim Körpeoğlu
Professor
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, 2000. Computer networks, mobile and wireless networks, computer systems.  
Hayrettin Köymen
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Birmingham, 1979. Acoustic imaging, linear and finite amplitude acoustics, medical instrumentation, processing and modeling of physiological signals.  
Mehmet Alper Kutay
Senior Lecturer
Ph.D., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, 1999. Signal processing, active and passive detection and tracking, radar signal processing, and time-frequency analysis.  
Ömer Morgül
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1989. Linear and nonlinear systems, distributed parameter systems, control of flexible structures, nonlinear dynamics, neural networks.  
Onur Mutlu
Adjunct Associate Professor
Ph.D., Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2006. Computer architecture, computer systems, bioinformatics, energy efficiency, dependable and secure systems.  
Emre Nadar
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Operations Management and Manufacturing, Carnegie Mellon University, 2012. Markov decision processes, supply chain management, sustainable operations.  
Levent Onural
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1985. Signal and image processing, video processing, holography, diffraction, signal processing for diffraction and holography, 3DTV.  
Emine Öncüler Yayalar
Lecturer
Ph.D., Sociology, Columbia University, 2013. Sociology of medicine, STS studies, Social theory, Sociology of expertise.  
Haldun Özaktaş
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1991. Optical information processing, signal and image processing, optoelectronic and optically interconnected computing systems.  
Ekmel Özbay
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1992. Nanotechnology, nanophotonics, nanoelectronics, metamaterials, GaN MOCVD growth, GaN devices, photonic crystals, physics and applications of nanostructures, photonic devices, nanosensors.  
Hitay Özbay
Professor
Ph.D., Control Sciences and Dynamical Systems, University of Minnesota, 1989. Robust control, distributed parameter systems, applications of control theory in various engineering fields.  
Onur Özcan
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2012. Bio-inspired robotics, miniature robotics, flexure-based mechanisms, alternative fabrication methods for miniature robots and mechanisms, novel actuators, sensors, and mechanisms, autonomous robots.  
Muhammet Mustafa Özdal
Associate Professor (on leave)
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005. Algorithms for electronic design automation, heterogeneous computing, hardware-software co-design.  
Arif Bülent Özgüler
Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Florida, 1982. Decentralized control, stability robustness, realization theory, linear matrix equations.  
Özcan Öztürk
Professor
Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2007. Multicores and manycores, cloud computing, high performance computing, compiler optimizations, computer architecture.  
Mustafa Çelebi Pınar
Professor
Ph.D., Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1992. Mathematical programming, quadratic programming, network optimization.  
Lori Rae Russell Dağ
Instructor
M.S., Computer Engineering, Atilim University, 2006. Object oriented programming, database management systems, computer applications.  
Emine Ülkü Sarıtaş
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2009. Biomedical imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic particle imaging (MPI), signal and image processing, safety limits of magnetic fields in medical imaging systems.  
İpek Sözen
Instructor
M.S., Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 1989. Programming languages, data structures, information systems.  
Nil Şahin
Lecturer
Ph.D., Mathematics, Middle East Technical University, 2012. Commutative Algebra, Computational Algebraic Geometry, Arf rings and Monomial Curves.  
Alper Şen
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Southern California, 2000. Revenue management, inventory theory, supply chain management, machine scheduling.  
Manouchehr Takrimi
Research Fellow
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Bilkent University, 2016. Computational electromagnetics, electrodynamics, microwave passive devices, antenna design, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) hardware.  
Erdinç Tatar
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2016. MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), Inertial sensors, Strain sensing, Microfabrication Technologies, Bio-inspired sensors, Acoustic gas sensing, Sensor control electronics.  
Cem Tekin
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, 2013. Online learning, data mining, multi-armed bandits, multi-agent systems, healthcare informatics, recommender systems, dynamic spectrum access.  
İlker Temizer
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2005. Computational mechanics, thermodynamics of homogenization, contact mechanics, multiscale modeling.  
Eray Tüzün
Assistant Professor of Practice
Ph.D., Information Systems, Middle East Technical University, 2014. Software Engineering, Software Analytics, Software Product Line Engineering, Software process improvement and Gamification.  
Firdevs Ulus
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University, 2015. Multi-objective and vector optimization, algorithms, financial applications.  
Özgür Ulusoy
Professor
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992. Database systems, web information retrieval, mobile and peer to peer systems.  
Emre Uzun
Lecturer
Ph.D., Management, Rutgers University, 2015. Security Analysis of Access Control Systems.  
Aslı Üstüner
Instructor (on leave)
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, USA, 1993. CAD design and analysis, engineering computation tools.  
Bahar Yetiş
Professor
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, 1999. Hub location problems, hazardous materials transportation, bi-level optimization, mathematical programming.  
Yıldıray Yıldız
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009. System dynamics and control, reinforcement learning, game theory, aerospace, automotive and robotics applications.  
Serdar Yüksel
Visiting Associate Professor
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006. Systems and Control Theory, Stochastic Systems, Information and Communications.  

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