Resume

01.03.2017


EDUCATION
     
10/2008-09/2011 Tokyo Institute of Technology (TITECH) Tokyo
  PhD in Mechanical and Environmental Informatics  
09/2004-05/2007 Darmstadt University of Technology (TUD) Darmstadt
  MSE in Information and Communication Engineering (ICE)  
10/2000-07/2004 Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Istanbul
  BSE in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Title of senior project: “Classification of Remotely Sensed Data Using Neural Networks”
 
10/1992-05/2000 Istanbuler Gymnasium Istanbul
  German Middle and High School  
 
WORK EXPERIENCE
     
03/2013-present Istanbul Technical University (ITU)
Istanbul
  Assistant professor at Faculty of Computer and Informatics  
07/2012-02/2013 Istanbul Technical University (ITU)
Istanbul
  Lecturer at Faculty of Computer and Informatics  
09/2008-05/2012 Honda Research Institute (HRI-JP)
Tokyo
  Researcher  
05/2007-04/2008 Honda Research Institute (HRI-EU)
Offenbach
  Researcher  
11/2006-04/2007 Honda Research Institute (HRI-EU) Offenbach
  Master thesis : „Noise reduction during ego-motion of a robot head“  
05/2006-10/2006 Honda Research Institute (HRI-EU) Offenbach
  Internship : „Localization of sound sources using spectral and binaural cues“  
     
RELATED INTERNS IN THE FIELD OF ROBOTICS
     
08/2002-10/2002 Kale Altinay Robotics A.S. Istanbul
  Hardware intern in Robot and System Projects (Programming a PLC for production line)  
     
LANGUAGES
     
Turkish Native language  
English Fluent  
German Fluent  
Japanese Beginner  
     
HONORS & SCHOLARSHIPS
     
  • 2010 Best student paper award + best paper award of International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA-AIE)
  • 2010 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Travel Award and conference registration fee , 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 3-8, 2010, Anchorage , Alaska , USA . ( 30 / 102 applicants were awarded)
  • 2009 Fellowship grant of National Science Foundation (NSF)- Asian Office of Aerospace Research & Development, Air Force Office of Scientific Research worth 2200$ (to cover the expenses of robotics lab visits in USA (Cornell University & Carnegie Mellon University).
  • 2009 NSF GRASSROOTS fellowship
  • 2005 Selected tutor for “Mathematics for ICE” in TUD
  • 2000 Four-year scholarship from ITU for the success in the University Entrance Exam
  • 1992 Ranked 84th in the National High School Entrance Examination among 330,000 participants
 
PERSONAL INTERESTS
 
  • Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Club in ITU (2002-2004)
  • Founder member of ITU Comics & Animation Club (2001-2004)
  • Licensed table tennis team member of high school (1995-2000)
  • Licensed member of the tennis team of Bakirkoyspor S.C. (1991-1997)
  • Trekking, travelling, languages, foreign cultures