University of Texas at Austin, Civil Engineering, 2013
University of Texas at Austin, Civil Engineering, 2011
Bogazici University, Civil Engineering, 2009
advanced cementitious and mineral building materials (self healing, self cleaning), effect of supplementary cementitious materials and geopolymers
Dr. Zeynep Başaran received her B.S. degree from Bogazici University in Civil Engineering in 2009, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Texas at Austin in Civil Engineering in 2011 and 2013, respectively. In her doctoral dissertation she worked on influence of biomineralization on cement based materials.
Dr. Başaran studies the relationship among processing, chemistry, properties, and performance of cement based materials to gain fundamental knowledge that aids the development of novel, sustainable, and durable construction materials. Her research interest also includes advanced cementitious and mineral building materials (self healing, self cleaning), effect of supplementary cementitious materials and geopolymers.
C. Bora Sezer works as an Instructor at Istanbul Ozyegin University's Architecture and Design Faculty's Communication department. He obtained his BA in 2002 from Istanbul Bilgi University’s Visual Communication department. His MA is from Istanbul Technical University's Information Technologies in Design and he has another MA from Holland Utrecht University's Game and Interaction department. He has been a part time Instructor since 2007 in both Istanbul Kadir Has and Istanbul Isik Universities giving practical and theoretical classes mainly about Basic Design, Motion Graphics and Interaction design.
Besides his Academic career he has worked as an Art Director at the San Francisco - Silicon Valley based startup company Grou.ps and at a Turkish TV News channel HaberTurk as a visual director and Interface designer.
He also established his own startup company, an event announcing website that informs about events in the Istanbul Beyoglu area which he then successfully sold to another event announcing organization. In his freelance years he worked for various famous brands such as Coca-Cola, Converse and Gazelle though known agencies.
His main research areas are, spatiotemporal visualization methods and dynamic interaction models for location based social events discovery applications, assisting individuals discover relevant and regional social events through effective interaction models representing event related data collected from different Social Media sources, converting cinematic elements to Interactive environments and improoving user experience scenarios for Sustainable living environments.
His interests lately concern, virtual and augmented reality, Internet of Things and Use of Internet technologies in design education.
Bora Sezer holds Dutch Citizenship and besides English speaks Dutch fluently as well.
Barkan Ugurlu received his B.E. (with high honors) in Electrical Engineering from Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, and his M.E. degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2006. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Humanoid Robotics field, from Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan, in 2010, with the Monbukagakusho scholarship granted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, and Technology of Japan. From May 2010 to March 2013, he was a Post-Doctoral Researcher, at the Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy, and Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan. From April 2013 to January 2015, he was a Research Scientist at the Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Kyoto, Japan. As of February 2015, he is working at the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an Assistant Professor. His research interests include biological sensorimotor control and motor recovery, active orthoses and exoskeletons, robot-aided rehabilitation, humanoid/quadruped locomotion control, and multibody dynamics, force, and compliance control.
Middle East Technical University, Psychology, 2008
The speed-accuracy tradeoff, two-alternative forced-choice decision making, contextual modulation of time perception, eye movements and time perception, and the mismatch negativity response in electroencephalography (EEG)
Dr. Hakan Karşılar received his B.A. in Psychology from Middle East Technical University in 2008, and his master’s degree from NYU as a Fulbright scholar in 2011. He obtained his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Koç University in 2017. During his doctoral studies, he conducted research on the speed-accuracy tradeoff, two-alternative forced-choice decision making, contextual modulation of time perception, eye movements and time perception, and the mismatch negativity response in electroencephalography (EEG). Both during and after his doctoral studies he has delivered lectures on subjects such as Cognitive Psychology, Computational Programming, Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He currently conducts research in areas that can be considered extensions of his doctoral studies.
Dr. Polat Şendur obtained his B.Sc. from Middle East Technical University, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1996, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan in 1998 and 2002, respectively. After completing his Ph.D., Dr. Şendur worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Automotive Research Center in the University of Michigan. After completing his post-doctoral studies, Dr. Şendur joined to Tec-Masters in Huntsville (AL/USA) as a simulation expert on accident reconstruction / injury assessment. Dr. Şendur worked in Robert Bosch Corporation in Farmington Hills (MI/USA) in the Engine Management Systems department for 2 years before returning to Turkey.
He worked in Durability, Vehicle Dynamics, Vehicle Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) teams at Ford Otosan between 2006-2016. His research interests are in the areas of Multi-Body Dynamics, Vibrations, Acoustics and Biomechanics.
Dr. Bebek received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the Middle East Technical University in 2001, M.S. degree in mechatronics from Sabanci University in 2003, and Ph.D. degree in systems and control engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA, in 2008. Before joining Ozyegin University he was a senior research associate at the Medical Robotics and Computer Integrated Surgery Lab at Case Western Reserve University, where he worked on robotic systems for beating heart surgery and small animal biopsies as well as a personal navigation system using inertial measurement units and pressure sensors.
His research interests include medical robotics, mechatronics, biomedical measurement, control systems, and haptics.