Early applications for the graduate program: Apply here by March 26, 2019. ● For information, you are invited to the Graduate Research Conference 2019 on March 22, 2019.


11 Feb

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.

6 Feb
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.

Graduate Research Conference 2019
24 Dec
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."
19 Dec
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.
10 Dec
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.

7 Dec
You may find the final exam schedule of 2018-2019 Fall semester here.
15 Nov
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.

3 Jun
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
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
Applications for the graduate programs can be made through the online application system by June 9, 2018.
8 May
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
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
“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
You may find the final exam schedule of Spring 2017-2018 semester here.
10 Apr
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
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

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