New Faculty

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Barış Nakiboğlu, 2018

Barış Nakiboğlu, received the B.S. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and in Physics from Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2002 and the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2005 and 2011, respectively. During the 2012-2013 academic year, he was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California Berkeley.

His research has been primarily focused on the Information Theory and Communications.


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Emine Bostancı, 2018

Emine Bostancı received her B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University in 2007, her M.Sc. degree in Electrical Power Engineering from RWTH Aachen University in 2010 and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Drive Systems from Leibniz Hanover University in 2014. From 2013 to 2015, she was a Research Scientist with Volkswagen AG Group Research and from 2015 to 2017, she was a Visiting Scientist with University of Texas at Dallas and until May 2018 she worked as an Application Engineer supporting Ansys/Maxwell in North America with Ansys Inc.

Her research focuses on design of electric machines, electric drives and low-frequency electromagnetic systems.


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Klaus Werner Schmidt, 2017

Klaus Werner Schmidt received the Diploma and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the same department from 2005 to 2010 and received the Habilitation degree in 2011. After working at the Electronic and Communication Engineering Department and Mechatronics Engineering Department, Cankaya University from 2010 to 2017, K. W. Schmidt joined the  Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department at METU, where he is now an Associate Professor.

His research interests include intelligent transportation systems, supervisory control for discrete event systems, in-vehicle communication networks, industrial automation systems and industrial project control. In particular, the recent research of Dr. Schmidt focuses on control methods for autonomous vehicles and the reconfiguration and fault-tolerant control for discrete event systems.


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Mustafa Mert Ankaralı, 2017

M. Mert Ankaralı, received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, both from Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2007 and 2010 respectively. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2015. Following his PhD, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the same department until 2016. Between 2016 and 2017, he worked as a senior research scientist for Desistek Robotics Corporation. In 2017, he joined the Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department at METU, where he is now an Assistant Professor.

Throughout his academic and professional life, he focused on locomotion in robotic and biological systems. Due to his studies and accomplishments in this domain, he was named to the 2015 class of Siebel Scholars which is awarded annually for academic excellence and demonstrated leadership to 85 top students from world’s leading graduate schools.


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Gökhan Muzaffer Güvensen, 2017

Dr. Gokhan M. Guvensen received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey in 2006, 2009 and 2014, respectively. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Pervasive Communications and Computing (CPCC) in the University of California, Irvine (UCI), USA between 2015 and 2016, and he is currently a collaborator of the research group in UCI. In 2017, he joined the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at METU, where he is now an Assistant Professor.

His research interests include the design of digital communication systems and statistical signal processing with a particular focus on modulation theory, next-generation mobile communication techniques, iterative detection and equalization techniques, information theory, and radar signal processing.