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Faculty
    

 
 
  Yıldıray Yıldız, PhD MIT
  Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Bilkent University

Member, Control System Society Board of Governors 
Associate editor, IEEE Control Systems Magazine
Associate editor, European Journal of Control
Associate editor, IEEE Transactions on Control Sys Tech
   
  Phone: +90 312 290 3065
  E-mail: yyildiz@bilkent.edu.tr


Curriculum Vitae (CV)





Graduate Students    


Shahab Tohidi

  PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering
Bilkent University
   
 
  E-mail: shahabaldin@bilkent.edu.tr
Webpage: 
shahabtohidi.com/

Research area: Adaptive control allocation, Human-In-The-Loop stability analysis, Human behavior modeling.

My research is mainly focused on the design of adaptive control
allocation in over-actuated systems with actuator rate and position
constraints, in the presence of uncertainty. In addition, I am analyzing
the stability of the closed loop system while human is in the loop, in the
presence of time-delay, actuator constraints and uncertainty. 

                                               
   
       Ayesha Sarwar
     Graduate Student in Mechanical Engineering
       Bilkent University

       E-mail: ayeshasarwarfsd@yahoo.com
                       
       Research Area: Application of Control Allocation Techniques to Recover             from Driver Induced Oscillations.

         
                                                      



 
Didem
          
Didem Fatma Demir

Gradute Student in Mechanical Engineering
Bilkent University
 
 
 E-mail: didem.demir@bilkent.edu.tr

 Research area: Light and deformable mobile robots that can navigate     using game theoretical decision rules.







Emre Eraslan

Gradute Student in Mechanical Engineering
Bilkent University
 
 
 E-mail: emre.eraslan@bilkent.edu.tr
 Research area: My main research focus lies in the design of robust adaptive controllers for miniature elastic foldable quadrotor swarms with the goal of incorporating time delays and uncertainties due to human-machine interactions into the closed loop system. Moreover, I conducted experimental studies on human-in-the-loop simulations in the scope of shared control architectures consisting of human and automation in order to lead to a bumpless efficient performance in the presence of severe anomalies.
    
 




 
    Berat Mert Albaba

    M.Sc. Student
    Mechanical Engineering Department
    Bilkent University

    E-Mail: mertalbaba@gmail.com, mert.albaba@bilkent.edu.tr
    
    Research Areas: Deep Reinforcement Learning, Traditional Reinforcement 
    Learning, Behavioral Game Theory and Autonomous Vehicles

                                                   
                                                   My research is focused on developing novel reinforcement learning 
                                                   methods and modeling human behavior through existing reinforcement 
                                                   learning methods. For modeling of human behaviors, continuous deep q-
                                                   learning is utilized along with a traditional stochastic reinforcement learning 
                                                   methods. I also work on developing new approximate reinforcement 
                                                   learning methods, for stochastic environments consisting multiple agents.
                                                   

                                                 

Undergraduate Students    




               
Alumni




Ehsan Yousefi

 

Graduated from Bilkent University Mechanical Engineering Department MSc Program in August 2018 


Thesis title: An Investigation of the Effects of Human Dynamics on System Stability and Performance


First academic position: PhD student at Koç University
 
                                                                        


 
  Anıl Alan
 
Graduated from Bilkent University Mechanical Engineering Department Graduate Program in June 2017
 
Thesis title: Pressure control of gas generator in throttleable ducted rockets: a time delay resistant adaptive control approach
 
  First academic position: PhD student at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor





 
  Neginsadat Musavi
 
Graduated from Bilkent University Mechanical Engineering
Department Graduate Program in June 2017
   
  Thesis title: A game theoretical framework for the evaluation of unmanned aircraft systems airspace integration concepts
 
First position: PhD student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 




  
  Deniz Onural
 
Graduated from Bilkent University Electrical Engineering
Department Undergraduate Program in June 2017

  Research topic: A game theoretical framework for the evaluation of unmanned aircraft systems airspace integration concepts


First position:
 PhD student at Boston University






  
  Bekir Emre Körpe
 
Graduated from Bilkent University Mechanical Engineering
Department Undergraduate Program in June 2017

  Research topic: Explicit Time Delay Compensation in Teleoperation: An Adaptive Control Approach


First position:
 Engineer at ASELSAN