Principal Investigator


Yıldıray Yıldız, PhD MIT

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Former scientist at NASA Ames Research Center

Member, Control Systems Society Board of Governors (2020)
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


Graduate Students


Shahab Tohidi

PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering

Webpage: shahabtohidi.com/

E-mail: shahabaldin@bilkent.edu.tr

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



Berat Mert Albaba

MSc Student in Mechanical Engineering 

Email: mertalbaba@gmail.com 

mert.albaba@bilkent.edu.tr

Research area: Deep Reinforcement Learning, Traditional Reinforcement Learning, Behavioral Game Theory and Autonomous Vehicles.



Abdullah Habboush

MSc Student in Mechanical Engineering 

Email:  a.habboush@bilkent.edu.tr

Research Area: Adaptive control, Human-in-the-Loop Systems’ stability and performance guarantees.



Emre Eraslan

Graduate Student in Mechanical Engineering

E-mail: emre.eraslan@bilkent.edu.tr

Research area: Closed loop reference model adaptive control, Human-In-The-Loop stability of aerial systems, aerial swarm robotics.


Undergraduate Students


Cem Okan Yaldız

Senior Student in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Email: okan.yaldiz@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Research Area: Game Theory, Control Theory and Reinforcement Learning. 



Cevahir Köprülü

Senior Student in Electrical and Electronics Engineering 

Email: cevahir.koprulu@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Research Area: Deep Reinforcement Learning, Game Theory, Autonomous Vehicles and Control Theory



Özgür Demir

Sophomore Student in Mechanical Engineering

Email: ozgur.demir@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Research Area: Adaptive control allocation, Control Theory and Reinforcement Learning. 



Adil Aytar

Junior Student in Mechanical Engineering

Email:  adil.aytar@ug.bilkent.edu.tr 

Research Area: Game Theory, Control Theory and Reinforcement Learning. 



Yiğit Yaman

Junior Student in Mechanical Engineering

Email:  yigit.yaman@ug.bilkent.edu.tr 

Research Area: Control theory, Human-In-The-Loop stability analysis



Ahmet Selim Çanakçı

Senior Student in Mechanical Engineering

Email: selim.canakci@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Research Area: Reinforcement Learning, Autonomous Vehicles, Vehicle Simulations and Game Theory.



Tuğçe Sena Koyuncu 

Sophomore Student in Mechanical Engineering and Physics

Email: sena.koyuncu@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Research Area: Control Theory, cyber-physical human systems, human-automation interactions



Melisa Taşpınar

Junior Student in Computer Science and Physics

Email:  melisa.taspinar@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Research Area: Machine Learning, Reinforcement learning and Game Theory.



Yiğit Gürses

Junior student in Computer Science and Mathematics 

Email:  gursesyigit99@gmail.com

Research Area: Computer Vision, Reinforcement Learning, Game Theory.



Öykü Kınacı

Mechanical Engineering Student in METU

Email: oyku552@gmail.com

Research Area: Control systems design, human-automation interactions, human-controller interactions.



İbrahim Bıyıklı

Mechanical Engineering Student in METU

Email:  ibrahim.biyikli@metu.edu.tr

Research Area: Reinforcement Learning, self driving car simulation.


Alumni


Didem Fatma Demir 

Graduated from Bilkent University Mechanical Engineering Department MSc Program in January 2021.

Thesis title: Design, Manufacturing, and Rough Terrain Analysis of a Collision Resilient Foldable, Adjustable Wheeled Miniature Robot: FAWSCY



Ayesha Sarwar 

Graduated from Bilkent University Mechanical Engineering Department MSc Program in August 2019.

Thesis title: A Control Allocation Technique to Recover from Driver-Induced Oscillations



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