updated on Oct 16, 2013

Ongoing PhD students:

  - Tugba Haykir Ergin, PhD Yeditepe (advisor: Sezer Goren) - expected 2017 (Computer Arithmetic)
  - Barbaros Kirisken, PhD OzU - expected 2017 (Haptics)
  - V. Emre Levent, PhD OzU - expected 2018 (Video HW)
  - M. Akif Ozkan, PhD OzU - expected 2018 (Video HW)
  - Ahmet Kakacak, PhD OzU - expected 2018 (Computer Arithmetic)
  - M. Ali Gozukucuk, PhD OzU - expected 2018 (Embedded Systems for Automotive)
  - Maather Al Shaibi, PhD OzU - expected 2018
  - Ozan Cihangir, PhD OzU - expected 2019 (FPGA based industrial control)
  - Halil Tosunoglu, PhD OzU - expected 2019

Ongoing MS Theses:

  - Hasan Unlu, MS ITU (advisor: Esref Adali) - expected Jan 2015 (Computer Arithmetic)
  - Waqas Hussain, MS OzU - expected Jun 2015 (Computer Arithmetic)
  - Ozgur Gocen, MS OzU - expected Jan 2016 (FPGA based industrial control)
  - Erdem Meydanli, MS OzU - expected Jan 2016 (FPGA based industrial control)
  - Mustafa Tosun, MS OzU - expected Jan 2016 (FPGA based video processing)
  - Mert Buyukmihci, MS Yeditepe (advisor: Sezer Goren) - expected Jan 2016 (FPGA based video processing)
  - Erdem Ergen, MS OzU - expected Jan 2017 (ITS)
  - Can Okcelik, MS OzU - expected Aug 2017 (CPU Design)
  - Aydin Guzel, MS OzU - expected Jan 2018 (FPGA based video processing)

Ongoing MS Projects:

  - Erdem Ulusoy (FPGA design)
  - Zafer Altinkaya (Embedded SW)

OzU Senior Projects:

  - Salih Yilmaz 40x
  - Yunus Tavas 401
  - Sait Tahsin 401
  - Emircan Zincircioglu 40x
  - Mehmet Polat Kuntuz 40x
  - Kaya Yildiz 40x
  - Mert Akozel 40x
  - Esra Sonmez 40x

  - Ugur Koftecioglu 401
  - Aykan Kanyilmaz 401
  - Hakan Incesulu 401
  - EMre Il}ksu 401

  - Aydin Guzel 40x (VLC)
  - Batuhan Yapanoglu 40x (Embedded systems)
  - Berkay Kutlu 40x (Embedded systems)
  - Cagla Ogrunc 40x (Industrial automation)
  - Arto Tanikyan 40x (Industrial automation)
  - Okan Sayar 40x (VLC)
  - Batuhan Turkmen 40x (Embedded systems)
  - Gokce Karaveli 40x (Embedded systems)

PhD Jury:

  - Yalcin Balcioglu, PhD (VLSI)
      advisor: Gunhan Dundar, Bogazici Univ, Istanbul
  - Giray Komurcu, PhD - expected 2013 (VLSI)
      currently: Hardware Engineer at TUBITAK UEKAE
      advisor: Gunhan Dundar, Bogazici Univ, Istanbul
  - Gorkem Cetin, PhD 2/2012 (HCI)
      currently: Product Manager at Turkcell
      advisor: Mehmet Gokturk, GYTE, Gebze-Kocaeli
  - Ozgur Tasdizen, PhD 4/2011 (VLSI / Video Processing)
      currently: Senior Hardware Engineer at Apical Imaging in the UK
      advisor: Ilker Hamzaoglu, Sabanci Univ, Istanbul

MS (Thesis) Alumni:

  - Okan Palaz, MS OzU - Aug 2014 (Embedded Video Compression)
      engineer at Airties
  - Furkan Sahin, MS OzU - Aug 2014 (Computer Arithmetic)
      engineer at Vestek
  - Gokhan Guner, MS OzU - Jan 2014 (Analog Clock Tree Synthesis)
      engineer at Ortem
  - Koray Ozansoy, MS OzU - Jan 2014 (No-reference Video Quality Estimation)
      engineer at Vestel
  - Anil Bayram, MS Bahcesehir Univ - Sep 2013 (Computer Arithmetic)
      working as a full-time ASIC/FPGA design engineer at D]alog Semiconductor
  - Bilgiday Yuce, MS Bogazici Univ - Jan 2013 (Computer Arithmetic & Analog Clock Tree Synthesis)
      TA and PhD student at Vatech
  - Abdullah Yildiz, MS OzU 9/2012 (FPGA Security)
      primary advisor: Sezer Goren Ugurdag
      currently: TA/RA and PhD student at Yeditepe CMPE
  - Fatih Temizkan, MS OzU 8/2012 (Computer Arithmetic & Analog Clock Tree Synthesis)
      currently: FPGA design engineer at Ericam
  - Mehmet Emin Tulu, MS OzU (Vestel Program) 8/2012 (Power Electronics)
      primary advisor: Deniz Yildirim
      currently: design engineer at Vestel, Manisa
  - Ozgur Ozkurt, MS Bahcesehir 4/2012 (FPGA Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration)
      primary advisor: Sezer Goren Ugurdag
      currently: ASIC design/verification engineer at Vestel Vestek
  - Ali Basaran, MS Bahcesehir Univ 2/2012 (Gigahertz Pulse Fitter)
  - Hatice Sahin, MS Bahcesehir 9/2011 (Computer Arithmetic)
      currently: engineer at NanoManyetik in Ankara
  - Okan Keskin, MS Bahcesehir 9/2010 (Computer Arithmetic)
      currently: FPGA design engineer at Karel, Ankara
      formerly: ASIC design/verification engineer at Ericsson
  - Onur Ocal, MS Bahcesehir 4/2010 (Motion Control and Vision)
      currently: engineer at Karel, Ankara
  - Coskun Kazma, MS Bahcesehir 8/2009 (Industrial Automation / Vision)
      currently: TA/RA at Bahcesehir Univ Mechatronics
                 and PhD student at Yildiz CMPE
  - Cagatay Cura, MS Bahcesehir 8/2009 (Web Services) and BS 2007
      primary advisor: Sezer Goren Ugurdag
      currently: software engineer at Veripark
  - Ferhat Canbay, MS Bahcesehir 6/2009 (Computer Vision)
      primary advisor: Sezer Goren Ugurdag
      currently: instructor at Arel CMPE & PhD student at Yildiz CMPE
  - Erinc Topdemir, MS Bahcesehir 8/2008 (Robotics / Vision)
      currently: PhD student at Yildiz Electronics Dept
                 and TA/RA at Bahcesehir Univ EEE & Mechatronics
  - Onur Baskirt, MS Bahcesehir 6/2008 (VLSI / Arbitration)
      currently: senior SW test engineer at Ericsson
      formerly:  Huawei, ST-Ericsson
  - Soner Dedeoglu, MS Bahcesehir 1/2008 (VLSI / Video Processing)
      currently: IT manager at Basak Sehir City Gov't
      formerly: SW engineer at UBIT, Istanbul

MS (Project) Alumni:

  - Anil Gurbuz, MS OzU 1/2014 (Bubble Breaker Game on STB)
  - Atakan Sarikose, MS OzU 1/2014 (FPGA based Game Console)
  - Barbaros Kirisken, MS OzU 6/2013 (Electronic Component Reliability)
  - Meric Donmezer, MS OzU 6/2013 (STB SW)
  - Irfan Karazor, MS OzU 6/2013 (Embedded Systems for Home Appliances)
  - Ozden Turelik, MS OzU 1/2013 (FPGA based Game Console)

Some notable of BS Alumni:

  - Cihan Tunc, PhD student in 2010-11 at OzU, BS research student in 2007-08 at Bahcesehir
      currently: PhD student and RA with Profs Akoglu and Hariri at Univ of Arizona
      formerly: TA/RA at Northeastern University ECE, Boston
                MS 2010 in CMPE at Northeastern University
                BS 2008 in EEE (with minor in CMPE) at Bahcesehir University
  - Gurbey Fici, BS Bahcesehir 2009 (VLSI)
      currently: ASIC design/verification engineer at Ericsson
  - Coskun Acar, BS Bahcesehir 2009 (Robot Control with Vision)
      currently: power train engineer at Chrysler in Michigan
      formerly: TA at Oakland Univ ECE
  - Fatih Ileri, BS Bahcesehir 2009 (Team Sumo)
      currently: engineer at Vestel, Manisa and MS student at Bogazici EEE
      formerly: TUBITAK scholar at Bogazici EEE
  - Guney Kayim, BS Bahcesehir 2009 (Elevator Controller Emulation)
      currently: Machine Vision Engineer at Vistek
                 and MS student at Bogazici EEE
  - Oguz Eker, BS Bahcesehir 2008 (Virtual Cab Station)
      currently: Accenture
      formerly: Huawei, University of Nevada - Reno CSE
  - Mustafa Tekin, BS Bahcesehir 2007 (Computer Vision)
      currently: Engineer at TAI, Ankara
  - Yahya Sahin, BS Bahcesehir 2006 (Mastermind Game Strategies)
      currently: SW manager at UBIT, Istanbul

I have helped below students go to the USA:

  - Bilgiday Yuce, MS 2013, Bogazici Univ
      TA and PhD student at Vatech
  - Cihan Tunc, BS 2008, Bahcesehir Univ
      PhD student and RA at Univ of Arizona ECE
      was MS student and RA/TA at Northeastern Univ ECE
  - Burak Unal, BS 2008, Erciyes Univ
      MS student at Univ of Arizona CMPE
  - Abdullah Bolat, BS 2009, Bahcesehir Univ
      TA/RA at Northeastern University IE, Boston
  - Ulas Keles, BS 2008, Bahcesehir Univ
      TA/RA at Univ of Illinois at Chicago CS
  - Sevcan Subasi, BS 2008, Bahcesehir Univ
      TA at Oakland Univ ISE, Michigan
  - Efsun Cebeci, BS 2008, Bahcesehir Univ
      TA at Oakland Univ CS, Michigan
  - Kubilay Ekekon, BS 2008, Yeditepe Univ, Istanbul
      RA at Univ of Mass Lowell ECE, Boston
  - Samed Maltabas, BS 2008, Yeditepe Univ, Istanbul
      RA at Univ of Mass Lowell ECE, Boston
  - Mert Korkali, BS 2008, Bahcesehir Univ
      RA at Northeastern Univ ECE, Boston
  - Erdem Yalcin, BS 2007, Bahcesehir Univ
      TA/RA at Ohio State University CSE, USA
  - Ahmet Turan Ozdemir, PhD candidate, Erciyes Univ, Kayseri
      Research Engineer at MIT in 2007, Boston
  - Mert Sanver, BS 2006, Bahcesehir Univ
      received his MS (2008) from Stanford University ICME, San Francisco
      currently: Engineer at Cisco, San Francisco

Former Fundamentals of Computing (Phys485 and 48J) students at Bogazici Univ:

  Spring 2008
    - Alper Yucer, BS 2008, Bogazici Phys
  Fall 2007
    - Emrah Balcioglu, PhD student and GA, Columbia Univ Applied Phys
      (BS 2008, Bogazici EEE and Phys)
    - Erol Ertan, PhD student and TA/RA, Bogazici Phys
      (MS 2007, Bogazici Phys / BS 2004, Bogazici EEE and Phys)
  Spring 2004
    - Ali Gokturk, PhD student and GA, Brown Univ Math
      (BS 2005, Bogazici Math)
    - Cengiz Pehlevan, PhD student and GA, Brown Univ Phys
      (BS 2004, Bogazici EEE and Phys)
    - Deniz Nevsehir, PhD student and GA, Bogazici Biomed
      (BS 2004, Bogazici Phys)
    - Levent Tuter, Process Engineer at AIXTRON AG
      (MS 2008, Chalmers Univ Nanoscale Sci & Tech / BS 2006, Bogazici Phys)
    - Mahmut Yilmaz, Engineer at AMD / PhD student, Duke Univ ECE
      (MS 2006, Duke Univ ECE / BS 2004, Bogazici EEE)
    - Murat Tumer, PhD student and GA, Bogazici Biomed
      (MS 2006, Bogazici Biomed / BS 2004, Bogazici EEE)
    - Onur Basarir, PhD student and GA, Boston Univ ME
      (BS 2004, Bogazici ME)

Other students I am affiliated with and/or interacted with:

  - Mert Kaya, BS 2011, Bahcesehir Univ, Istanbul
      currently: MS student at OzU (wrking with Dr. Ozkan Bebek)
  - Dilan Sahin, BS 2010, MS 2012, Bahcesehir Univ, Istanbul
      currently: PhD student at UMich Dearborn
  - Vahap Baris Esen, MS student at Bogazici EEE
  - Seyrani Korkmaz, PhD student at Bogazici EEE
      working as a full-time analog IC design engineer at Dialog Semiconductor, Istanbul
  - Ayhan Yanarsoy, PhD stint at OzU for a year
      working as a full-time FPGA design engineer at TUBITAK
  - Muhammet Pakyurek, BS 2008, ITU Control Eng, Istanbul
      currently: engineer at TUBITAK-Iltaren and MS student ODTU EEE
  - Ali Karaali, BS 2008, Kocaeli Univ, Istanbul
      currently: MS student Bahcesehir Univ
  - Cemal Nalbantoglu, BS 2010, Bahcesehir Univ, Istanbul
      currently: MS student at Hamburg Univ, Germany
  - Baris Ozcan, BS 2010, Bahcesehir Univ, Istanbul
      currently: MS student at ITU Mechatronics, Istanbul
  - Adem Cayir, BS 2006, Bahcesehir Univ, Istanbul
      currently: engineer at Mobinex and PhD student at Istanbul Univ
  - Baris Ozcan, BS 2010, Bahcesehir Univ, Istanbul
      currently: MS student and research assistant at ITU Mechatronics
  - Cemal Nalbantoglu, BS 2010, Bahcesehir Univ, Istanbul
      currently: MS student at Univ of Hamburg
  - Burak Sunan, BS 2010, Bahcesehir Univ, Istanbul
      currently: MS student at Bahcesehir Univ
  - Burak Ozturk, BS 2010, Bahcesehir Univ, Istanbul
      currently: MS student at Vienna Tech
      formerly: engineer at Vistek
  - Melih Karaman, BS 2009, Bahcesehir Univ, Istanbul
      currently: engineer at Argela and MS student Bogazici EEE
  - Asif Sanli, BS 2009, Bahcesehir Univ, Istanbul
      currently: MS student at Bogazici CS
  - Vehbi Bayraktar, MS 2011, TOBB ETU, Ankara
      BS 2008, Marmara Univ, Istanbul
      currently: Engineer at Vivante Corp, Silicon valley
  - Fatih Gunes, BS 2008, Bahcesehir Univ
      currently: engineer at THY
  - Berkin Bilgic, BS 2008, Bogazici, Istanbul
      currently: RA at MIT EECS, Boston
  - Melis Ceylan, BS 2008, Bahcesehir Univ
      currently: Fulbright scholar at USC, Los Angeles
  - Pinar Saglam, BS 2008, Bahcesehir Univ
      formerly: MS student and TUBITAK scholar at Bogazici CS
  - Gokhan Onal, BS 2008, Bahcesehir Univ
      currently: at Aachen University of Technology, Germany
  - Gokhan Ileri, BS 2008, Bilkent University
      currently: at Texas A&M Univ
  - Serkan Demir, BS 2008, Bahcesehir Univ
      currently: engineer at Ericsson Wireless in Baku
  - Fatih Duru, BS 2008, Bahcesehir Univ
      currently: engineer at Ericsson in Istanbul
  - Cagri Ege, BS 2008, Bahcesehir Univ
      currently: engineer at Ericsson in Istanbul
  - Suleyman Aylak, BS 2007, Bahcesehir University
      currently: at Suleyman Demirel Univ and MS alum/MEB scholar at Northeastern Univ ME, Boston
  - Feyzullah Koca, BS 2007, Bahcesehir University
      currently: engineer at TUBITAK and alum of MS at Oakland Univ ECE, Michigan

Full list of BS senior project students:

  OzU --->

  Spring 2013
    EEE
      Barlas Karahocaoglu (the first alumnus of OzU EEE)
  Fall 2012
    EEE
      Barlas Karahocaoglu

  Bahcesehir --->

  Spring 2010
    CMPE
      Burak Aydin
      Cihan Emre Kisakurek
      Dogukan Keles
      Pinar Ozcan
      Tolga Dincer
    SE
      Mehmet Avci
  Fall 2009
    CMPE
      Cihan Emre Kisakurek
      Fatih Aydin
      Izzet Sancakli
      Yasemin Akturk
      Yakup Yuce
    EEE
      Can Araz
      Yasin Karayel
    MCH
      Birkan Aydinli
      Merve Malcik
      Onur Yasguclukol
    SE
      Mehmet Avci
  Spring 2009
    CMPE
      Erhan Argali
      Noyan Gunday
    EEE
      Alper Turan
      Coskun Acar
      Fatih Ileri
      Gurbey Fici
    MCH
      Guney Kayim
      Tunca Onay
      Tuncay Atilla
  Fall 2008
    CMPE
      Canel Karadeniz
      Engin Soylu
      Erhan Argali
      Faruk Kilic
      Hasan Huseyin Baykal
      Hakan Yumak
      Kerem Celik
      Noyan Gunday
      Omer Faruk Demir
    EEE
      Fatih Ileri
      Alper Turan
    MCH
      Guney Kayim
      Ozan Gultekin
      Tunca Onay
      Tuncay Atilla
  Fall 2007 & Spring 2008
    CMPE
      Cihan Egilmez
      Emre Akpinar
      Gaye Okmek
      Gediz Aksit
      Gozde Nur Sari
      Hakan Karagol
      Mehmet Rafi Dog
      Oguz Eker
      Ozgur Ates
      Oznur Yalcin
      Zeyd Altun
    EEE
      Cihan Tunc
      Emre Kul
      Fatih Gunes
      Onur Karabay
      Ozgur Ozkurt
      Umutcan Boz
      Yusuf Mihcioglu
    Math/CS
      Arzu Bulut
  Fall 2006 & Spring 2007
    CMPE
      Cagatay Cura
      Kutyar Abadanc
      Mehmet Sahin
      Onur Ulcay
      Osman Ucar
    EEE
      Mustafa Tekin
    Math/CS
      Caglar Gulcehre
  Fall 2005 & Spring 2006
    CMPE
      Yahya Sahin
      Adem Cayir
      Emre Demirci
      Mumin Aydogdu
      Evgin Koyuncu