I am an assistant professor at the Computer Engineering Department of Yeditepe University and the director of the Robotics and Intelligent Systems Group. My research interests include haptics, physical human-X interaction, adaptive user modelling, affective computing, social robotics, and machine learning applications in adaptive and immersive multimodal user interfaces with a focus on human-robot interaction.
I received my PhD degree from Computational Sciences and Engineering from Koc University in 2013, where I have been a member of the Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory (RML) and the Intelligent User Interfaces Laboratory (IUI Lab). I obtained my BS and MS degrees in Computer Engineering from Bilkent University, respectively in 2004 and 2007. Between 2005 and 2007, I was a member of the 3DTV EU Project, where I worked on 3D graphical object representations. For a short time, I worked as a junior engineer in Parana Vision and led projects on video processing, analysis, and motion tracking for security applications. Between 2013 and 2015, I worked as a research associate at the Personal Robotics Laboratory of Imperial College London, where I have participated in the ALIZ-E EU Project. I still hold an academic visitor post at Imperial College London.
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