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I received my B.S. degree from Istanbul Technical University in Electrical and Communications Engineering in 1988, M.S. degree from Johns Hopkins University Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in 1992, and Ph.D. Degree from University of Rochester (UR) ECE in 2000. I formed my own business that is engaged in IT outsourcing and copier sales/service after earning my PhD and sold the copier division of my business in 2008 and joined UR ECE the same year as a Visiting Assistant professor. Later, I became a Research Scientist in 2011 and Assistant Professor - Research in 2012. In March 2015, I sold the remaining computer/IT division of my business to focus entirely on academia.

 

While at UR ECE, I taught six different courses: ECE114 Introduction to C Programming, ECE405 Advanced FPGA-Based System Design, ECE262/462 Advanced CMOS VLSI Design, ECE206/406 GPU Parallel Programming, ECE207/407 Advanced GPU Project Development, and DSC450 Data Science Practicum. I managed the Xilinx University Program (XUP) and MOSIS Educational program (MEP for ASIC Design) for the UR ECE Department and the NVidia GPU Education Center and GPU Research Center programs for the University of Rochester. While at UR ECE, two of my students, Övünç Kocabaş and Alex Page, have received their doctoral degree (in ECE) under my supervision.

 

In May 2016, I have accepted an Associate Professor position at SUNY Albany, Department of ECE, and have been a faculty member at SUNY Albany ECE since then. Currently, three students are pursuing their PhD degree (in ECE) under my supervision. My research is focused on three main areas: 1) Semi-Autonomous UAV Swarm System Design, 2) Brain-Computer Interface (BCI)-based systems, and 3) Cyber-Physical Systems.

 

Semi-Autonomous UAV Swarm System Design research investigates the design of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) swarm (consisting of n UAVs) that is capable of semi-autonomous flight. This research breaks downs into three sub-threads: i) Building a multi-tier computational/communication architecture using the embedded devices within the swarm members to allow 3D Site Reconstruction, ii) Semi-Autonomous Control, which investigates a set of algorithms to keep the autonomous swarm members in close proximity of the controlled one; iii) Continuous Energy Replenishment, which studies a mechanism to allow perpetual flight by continuous energy replenishment.

 

Brain-Computer Interface (BCI)-based Systems research investigates the design of computer systems that interface with the human brain through Electroencephalography (EEG). One specific application is a BCI Speller, which allows users with diminished (or no) motor-skills to spell words using a BCI speller.

 

Cyber Physical Systems research investigates the design of near-maintenance-free, supercapacitor-based energy supply design for high-performance embedded field devices (e.g., Raspberry-PI3-based). A recent collaboration focuses on Cyber Physical Systems for volcano seismic activity detection and real-time earthquake and tsunami warning. The sensors that we use are either active (including a battery), or passive RFID-based.