News

3 Jun
'18
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.

You can watch the event video on YouTube.

28 May
'18
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.
25 May
'18
Applications for the graduate programs can be made through the online application system by June 9, 2018.
8 May
'18
The paper titled "Joint Partial Fourier and Compressed Sensing Reconstruction for Accelerated Time-of-Flight MR Angiography" authored by our graduate students and faculty members, Toygan Kılıç, Asst. Prof. Tolga Çukur, Prof. Oktay Algın, and Asst. Prof. Emine Ülkü Sarıtaş, has received IEEE EMBS Turkey The Best Student Paper Award at the 26th IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference.
8 May
'18
The paper titled "Online Optimization of Wireless Sensors Selection over an Unknown Stochastic Environment" authored by our graduate students Muhammad Anjum Qureshi, Wardah Sarmad, Hira Noor, and Ali Hassan Mirza has received IEEE ComSoc Third Best Paper Award at the 26th IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference.
7 May
'18
“5G and Beyond” Joint Graduate Support Program aims to create a 5G and beyond ecosystem in Turkey. The program is conducted by Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) and contributed by İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, Middle East Technical University, Hacettepe University, and the mobile network operators Turkcell, Türk Telekom, and Vodafone. Within this program, graduate students who will conduct research on this area will be supported with research facilities and a scholarship that is above the stipends of research assistants in the state universities. Please contact chair@ee.bilkent.edu.tr to apply.

6 May
'18
You may find the final exam schedule of Spring 2017-2018 semester here.
10 Apr
'18
The 29th IEEE Graduate Research Conference, organized by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and the Bilkent IEEE Student Branch, took place on April 6. This year’s schedule included 96 oral presentations, 68 poster presentations and 3 demo presentations. At the end of the day, a reception and award ceremony were held. The best presenters were recognized by the Bilkent EEE Department: four "best oral presentation" awards and two "best poster" awards were given out.

The photos taken at the event can be accessed here.


  • Best presentation award in Signal Processing area was given to Tolga Ergen for his research on “Online Learning with LSTM Neural Networks”.
  • Best presentation award in Biomedical Engineering area was given to Salman Ul Hassan Dar for his research on “MR image synthesis with generative adversarial networks”.
  • Best presentation award in Communications / Control / Robotics / Network areas was given to Saeed Ahmed for his research on “Stabilization of nonlinear time varying systems with intermittent loss of information: A switched system based approach”.
  • Best presentation award in Electronics / Electromagnetics / Nanotechnology / Photonics areas was given to Kıvanç Güngör for his research on “Luminescent Solar Concentrators Made of Copper-Doped Near-Unity Emitting Colloidal Quantum Wells”.
  • Best Poster presentation award was given to Lütfi Kerem Şenel for his research on “Measuring Interpretability of Word Embeddings”.
  • Best Poster presentation award was given to Bilal Taşdelen for his research on Instant Decoupling of Coils in Simultaneous Transmission and Acquisition for MRI”.
29 Mar
'18
The instructional effectiveness of the experimental test setups for EEE342 Feedback Control Systems course, which are designed and built in our department to bring low-cost solutions to control theory education, has been published as a journal article in Computer Applications in Engineering Education (CAEE) and also presented in International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) World Congress 2017.

CAEE Article: A low‐cost feedback control systems laboratory setup via Arduino–Simulink interfaceLink: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/cae.21917

IFAC World Congress 2017 Conference Paper: A Low-cost Laboratory Experiment Setup for Frequency Domain Analysis for a Feedback Control Systems CourseLink:  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405896317332305?via%3Dihub


17 Feb
'18
Early applications for the graduate program can be made through the online application system by April 9, 2018.

For detailed information about our department and the graduate research, you are invited to the Graduate Research Conference 2018 that will be held on April 6, 2018. The schedule of the conference may be accessed here.

Graduate Research Conference 2017




10 Feb
'18
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named Prof. Hitay Özbay of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering an IEEE Fellow. IEEE, which describes itself as "the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity," has more than 423,000 members in over 160 countries. The IEEE Fellow is one of the organization’s highest honors, and is bestowed upon a very limited number of IEEE Senior Members who have contributed significantly to the advancement or application of engineering, science and technology. Prof. Özbay was named an IEEE Fellow on the basis of his contributions in the area of robust control for infinite dimensional systems.


2 Jan
'18
Our faculty member Prof. Ayhan Altıntaş has become an URSI (Union of Radio Scientifique Internationale) fellow.
15 Dec
'17
You may find the final exam schedule of Fall 2017-2018 semester here.
7 Dec
'17
(You may access the updated article here.)

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. The award, which will be presented this coming May at the IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit in San Francisco, comes with the following citation: “For contributions to information and communications theory, especially the discovery of polar codes and polarization techniques.”



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.
29 Nov
'17
Our Ph.D. student Mert Kalfa has received the 2017 Leopold B. Felsen Excellence in Electrodynamics Award. EMC Turkey and Leopold B. Felsen Fund has been bestowing the Felsen Award to promote contributions of the Turkish researchers to the field of Electrodynamics since 2007.





23 Oct
'17
Dear Senior Students of EEE,
 
As in the past year, our department will organize an award ceremony this year in order to recognize the success of our senior students in various categories. The details of the categories and the application procedure are available here.
8 Sep
'17
Our 2017 graduates İbrahim Kurban Özaslan, Kübra Keskin, Bilal Taşdelen, Abdullah Ömer Arol, and Furkan Özkalay won first prize in IEEE Turkey Senior Project Contest and Exhibition 2017 held in Cyprus with the project they developed as a part of the Third Industrial Design Projects under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Sinan Gezici.

The project titled "Target Localization by using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Camera and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)" was developed in collaboration with Aselsan and supported by TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey). The demonstration video can be accessed here.



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