|You can access to the 2018-2019 spring semester final examination schedule here.|
The 30th Graduate Research Conference organized by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) and the IEEE Bilkent Student Branch took place on Friday, March 22 in the lecture halls on the ground floor of the EE building. During this day-long event, Bilkent EEE graduate students described their state-of-the-art research projects in oral and poster presentations.
This year’s schedule included 57 oral presentations grouped into 12 sessions, with three sessions taking place concurrently during each of 4 time blocks. In the oral sessions, graduate students shared their research projects and answered questions from the audience. Various areas of electrical and electronics engineering, including signal processing, communications, electromagnetics, biomedical engineering, electronics, photonics, control, robotics, networks and nanotechnology, were covered.
During the two poster sessions, attendees had a chance to interact with the 45 presenters and learn more about the research being conducted in the Bilkent EEE department. The conference also included some invited poster/demo presentations by EEE undergraduate students.
The conference concluded with a reception and award ceremony, at which four “best oral presentation” and two “best poster” awards were given out by the department.
The oral presentation awards went to Bahram Khalichi, Çağrı Göken, Ehsan Kazemivalipour, and İbrahim Kurban Özaslan, while Büşra Tegin and Mert Kalfa received the best poster awards.
The conference was chaired by Prof. Sinan Gezici of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. EEE graduate students Aras Yurtman, Merve Begüm Terzi, and Ahmet Safa Öztürk, along with the undergraduate students Abdulkadir Erol (CS/I), Yiğit Efe Erginbaş (EEE/II), and Deniz Ulusel (CS/IV) from the IEEE Bilkent Student Branch, took part in organizing the event.
The event offered a day full of knowledge sharing, and a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to experience the world of research in engineering and science. Participants also had a chance to interact with researchers from other universities as well as professionals from some of the top engineering companies in Turkey.
The photos taken at the event can be accessed here.
Our Ph.D. student Bahram Khalichi has been selected to receive a 2018 Doctoral Research Award from the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) for his research project, A Broadband Analysis of Multiscale Electromagnetics Problems Using Multilevel Fast Multipole Algorithm (MLFMA).
Bahram Khalichi is working under the supervision of Prof. Vakur B. Ertürk from Bilkent University and Assoc. Prof. Özgür Ergül from Middle East Technical University. His proposed research is focused on the broadband solution of multiscale electromagnetics problems using incomplete-leaf MLFMA formulated with potential integral equations.
About the Award: The IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society doctoral research grant honors the memory of Dr. Eugene F. Knott, who was a distinguished researcher and contributor to the Society. This is a highly prestigious and competitive honor for Ph.D. students in IEEE AP-S, and the goal of this award is to encourage the pursuit of careers in advanced electromagnetics. The selection committee evaluates each applicant based on his or her research project, academic record, and potential to contribute to the electromagnetics profession in the future. The award consists of a $2500 fellowship and award announcement will be featured in the Education Column of the upcoming IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine.
Early applications for the graduate program can be made through the online application system by March 26, 2019.
For detailed information about our department and the graduate research, you are invited to the Graduate Research Conference 2019 that will be held on March 22, 2019. The schedule of the conference may be accessed here.
Our 2016 B.S. graduate Ali Devran Kara has received the Outstanding Paper Award in the 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2018, with the paper titled "Robustness to Incorrect System Models in Stochastic Control and Application to Data-Driven Learning."
|The project "mobilative® UYAZ: Vision-based Flight Artificial Intelligence," in which our senior undergraduate student Hürol Volkan Kaşıkaralar has taken part, has been recognized as the most innovative project and won the "Bilkent Cyberpark Office Award" in the project contest at the 12th Ankara Startup Summit organized by Bilkent Young Entrepreneurs Society on December 16th.|
|Our 2017 PhD graduate Dr. Sina Rezaei Aghdam has received the IEEE Turkey 2018 PhD Thesis Award. The recipients have been selected by the IEEE Turkey Award Committee consisted of 13 faculty members from 7 different universities.|
|You may find the final exam schedule of 2018-2019 Fall semester here.|
Dear Senior Students of EEE,
|The Fourth Industrial Design Projects Fair organized by our department will be held on June 4, 2018 between 1.30 – 5.30 p.m. at the Mithat Çoruh Auditorium. Participants from academy and industry, all faculty members, and students with their families are invited to this event.|
Our faculty member Prof. Erdal Arıkan has been selected by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Board of Directors to receive the 2018 IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal, which is given for exceptional contributions to information sciences, systems, and technology, and comes with the following citation: “for contributions to information and communications theory, especially the discovery of polar codes and polarization techniques.” The award has been presented at the IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit in San Francisco.
The IEEE Hamming Medal, established in 1986, is named in honor of Dr. Richard W. Hamming, who had a central role in the development of computer and computing science, and whose many significant contributions in the area of information science include his error-correcting codes.
IEEE, described as “the world’s largest association of technical professionals,” has more than 420,000 members in over 160 countries around the world. For nearly a century, the IEEE Awards Program has paid tribute to researchers, inventors, innovators and practitioners whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society and the engineering profession. Each year the IEEE Awards Board recommends a small number of outstanding individuals for IEEE’s most prestigious honors. Prof. Arıkan now joins this select group.
Prof. Arıkan received a BS degree from the California Institute of Technology in 1981 and SM and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982 and 1985, all in electrical engineering. He was an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before joining Bilkent University in 1987 as a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. His work on polar coding was also recognized by a number of previous awards, including the 2010 IEEE Information Theory Society Best Paper Award, the 2010 Sedat Simavi Science Award, the 2011 Kadir Has Foundation Grand Award and the 2013 IEEE W.R.G. Baker Award.
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