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From Hande Celikkanat

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Here is my CV in [[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/hande_celikkanat_cv.pdf pdf]] format.
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==== ''Contact Information'' ====
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KOVAN Research Lab. <br>
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Department of Computer Engineering <br>
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Middle East Technical University <br>
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Cankaya, 06531 <br>
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Ankara, Turkey <br>
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Tel: +90-(0)312-2107371 / +90-(0)312-2105545 <br>
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e-mail: hande <you-know-what> ceng.metu.edu.tr <br>
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web: http://kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande <br>
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==== ''Research Interests'' ====
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Cognitive and developmental robotics, cognitive neuroscience, language development, neural networks
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==== ''Personal Information'' ====
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Place and date of birth: Ankara (Turkey), 08.10.1984 <br/>
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Nationality: Turkish <br/>
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Gender: Female <br/>
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==== ''Education'' ====
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'''Ph.D.''' KOVAN Research Lab., Dept. of Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University (METU), ongoing
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*Area of Study: Cognitive Robotics
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*Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Erol Sahin, METU, Ankara, Turkey
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*Cumulative GPA: 3.86/4.00.
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'''M.Sc.''' KOVAN Research Lab., Dept. of Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University (METU), 2006 - 2008
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*Thesis Title: Control of a Mobile Robot Swarm via Informed Robots.
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*Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Erol Sahin, METU, Ankara, Turkey
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*Area of Study: Swarm Robotics
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*Cumulative GPA: 3.93/4.00.
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'''B.Sc.''' Dept. of Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University (METU), 2002 - 2006
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*Graduation project: Application level gateway for Internet access control
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*Cumulative GPA: 3.68/4.00, Ranking 5th among 159 students.
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==== Publications ====
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===== Journal Publications =====
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'''H. Celikkanat''', G. Orhan, N. Pugeault, F. Guerin, E. Sahin and S. Kalkan, Learning and using context on a humanoid robot using Latent Dirichlet Allocation, IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, (Accepted with revisions) 2015. [[http://kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/Context-ArticleUnderRevision.pdf preprint]]
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'''H. Celikkanat''', G. Orhan, and S. Kalkan,  A Probabilistic Concept Web on a Humanoid Robot, Under Revision by IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, (Accepted) 2015. <br>
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DOI: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAMD.2015.2418678 10.1109/TAMD.2015.2418678] [[http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7073587 preprint]]
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Video combining these two works available [http://kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/ConceptWebContext_Video.mp4 here]
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E. Ugur, Y. Nagai, '''H. Celikkanat''', and E. Oztop, Parental scaffolding as a bootstrapping mechanism for learning grasp affordances and imitation skills. ''Robotica'', 2015. [[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/robotica2015.pdf pdf]]
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'''H. Celikkanat''' and E. Sahin, Steering Self-organized Robot Flocks through Externally Guided Individuals. ''Neural Computing and Applications'', vol 19, no: 6, pp. 849-865, 2010. [[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/neural_computing_2010.pdf pdf]]
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A.E. Turgut, '''H. Celikkanat''', F. Gokce, and E. Sahin, Self-Organized Flocking in Mobile Robot Swarms. ''Swarm Intelligence'', vol 2, no:2-4, pp. 97-120, 2008. [[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/swarm_intelligence_2008.pdf pdf]]
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===== Conference Publications =====
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'''H. Celikkanat''', E. Sahin and S. Kalkan. Integrating Spatial Concepts into a Probabilistic Concept Web, ''IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR)'', (Accepted) 2015. [[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/ICAR2015.pdf preprint]]
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'''H. Celikkanat''', G. Orhan, N. Pugeault, F. Guerin, E. Sahin and S. Kalkan, Learning and Using Context on a Humanoid Robot Using Latent Dirichlet Allocation, ''Proceedings of the 4th Joint International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob)'', 2014.[[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/context_epirob2014.pdf pdf]]
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'''H. Celikkanat''', E. Sahin and S. Kalkan, Recurrent Slow Feature Analysis for Developing Object Permanence in Robots, ''IEEE/RSJ IROS 2013 Workshop on Neuroscience and Robotics: Towards a Robot-Enabled, Neuroscience-Guided Healthy Society'', 2013. [[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/iros2013.pdf pdf]]
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E. Ugur, '''H. Celikkanat''', E. Sahin, Y. Nagai, E. Oztop, Learning to grasp with parental scaffolding, ''Proceedings of the 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (HUMANOIDS)'', 2011. [[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/humanoids2011.pdf pdf]]
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'''H. Celikkanat''', A.E. Turgut and E. Sahin. Guiding a Robot Flock via Informed Robots, in Asama, Kurokawa, Ota and Sekiyama (eds.): ''Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS)'', pp. 215-225 (2009). [[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/dars2008.pdf pdf]]
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A.E. Turgut, C. Huepe, '''H. Celikkanat''', F. Gokce and E. Sahin. Modelling Phase Transition in Self-Organized Mobile Robot Flocks, ''Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence (ANTS)''. pp. 108-119, 2008. [[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/ants2008.pdf pdf]]
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A.E. Turgut, '''H. Celikkanat''', F. Gokce and E. Sahin, Self-Organized Flocking with a Mobile Robot Swarm, in Padgham, Parkes, Muller and Parsons (eds.): ''Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS)'', pp. 39-46, 2008. [[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/aamas2008.pdf pdf]]
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===== Conference Publications in Turkish =====
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'''H. Celikkanat''', G. Orhan, N. Pugeault, F. Guerin, E. Sahin and S. Kalkan.  Insansi robotlarda baglamin ogrenilmesi (ing. Learning of context in humanoid robots), ''Proceedings of the 1st Türkiye Otonom Robotlar Konferansı (TORK)'' (ing. Turkish Conference on Autonomous Robots), 2014.
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[[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/tork2014.pdf pdf]]
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'''H. Celikkanat''' and S. Kalkan. Yavaslık Ilkesini Kullanarak Öznitelik Seçimi: Alakalı Öznitelik Analizi (ing. Using Slowness Principle for Feature Selection: Relevant Feature Analysis). ''IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU)'', 2014. [[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/rfa_siu2014.pdf pdf]]
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A.E. Turgut, F. Gokce, '''H. Celikkanat''', L. Bayındır and E. Sahin, Kobot: Suru Robot Calismalari icin Tasarlanmis Gezgin Robot Platformu (ing. Kobot: A Mobile Robot Platform Developed for Swarm Robotics
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Research),  ''Proceedings of the Turkiye Otomatik Kontrol Ulusal Toplantisi (TOK)'' (ing. in Proceedings of the Turkish National Conference on Automation and Control), pp. 259-264, 2007. [[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/kobot-tok07.pdf pdf in Turkish]]
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'''H. Celikkanat''', A.E. Turgut, E. Sahin and B. Koku. Ogul Robot Sistemleri icin Basit Bir Goruntuleme Sistemi Tasarimi (ing. A Simple Design for the Visual System of a Robot Swarm), in ''Proceedings of the Turkiye Otomatik Kontrol Ulusal Toplantisi (TOK)'' (ing. Proceedings of the Turkish National Conference on Automation and Control), pp. 259-264, 2006. [[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/tok06a.pdf pdf in Turkish]]
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===== Technical Reports =====
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'''H. Celikkanat''', G. Orhan, N. Pugeault, F. Guerin, E. Sahin and S. Kalkan. Learning and using context on a humanoid robot using Latent Dirichlet Allocation, ''Technical Report, Department of Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University, METU-CENG-TR-2015-01'', 2015. [[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/METU-CENG-TR-2015-01.pdf pdf]]
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A.E. Turgut, '''H. Celikkanat''', F. Gokce, and E. Sahin (2008). Self-Organized Flocking in Mobile Robot Swarms, ''Technical Report, Department of Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University, METU-CENG-TR-2008-04, 2008''. [[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/METU-CENG-TR-2008-04.pdf pdf]]
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A.E. Turgut, F. Gokce, '''H. Celikkanat''', L. Bayindir and E. Sahin (2008). Kobot: A Mobile Robot Designed Specifically for Swarm Robotics Research, ''Technical Report, Department of Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University, METU-CENG-TR-2007-05, 2007''. [[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/METU-CENG-TR-2007-05.pdf pdf]]
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===== Theses =====
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'''H. Celikkanat'''. Control of a Mobile Robot Swarm via Informed Robots. ''M.Sc. Thesis. Department of Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey'', 2008. [[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/msthesis.pdf pdf]]
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===== Misc =====
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'''H. Celikkanat''' and E. Sahin. A Critical Review of Flocking Models. ''Presented at ECAL'09 Workshop: Agent Connectivity: The Role of Cooperation in the Regulation of the Behavior of Animals and Robots'', 2009. [[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/ecal09.ppt ppt]]
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'''H. Celikkanat'''. Optimization of self-organized flocking of a robot swarm via evolutionary strategies. ''Poster presentation at 23rd International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS)'', 2008.
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==== ''Academic Experience'' ====
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'''Research and Teaching Assistant at Dept of Computer Engineering, METU [Sept. 2006 to present]''' <br/>
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Assisted several courses on
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*Operating Systems
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*Language Processors
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*Computer Graphics
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*Data Management and File Structures
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*C Programming
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*Introduction to Computer Engineering Concepts
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'''Summer School [August 2007]''' <br/>
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DECOI Summer School on Collective Intelligence and Evolution,  Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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'''Summer School [July 2006]''' <br/>
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RobotCub Summer School, Veni Vidi Vici '06, organized by LIRA-Lab, University of Genoa, Ventimiglia, Italy.
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'''Summer Internship at KOVAN Research Lab., METU [June - Sept. 2005]''' <br/>
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Developed a [http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/pub/html/calligrapher_robot.html calligraph robot] on top of the base of the PPRK BrainStem Easy Kit. This is a holonomic robot which can be controlled through a remote PDA via bluetooth connection.
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==== ''Related Course Work'' ====
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*Fundamentals of Autonomous Robotics
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*Functional Neuroanatomy (offered by the Informatics Institute)
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*Computational Models of Mind (offered by the Informatics Institute)
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*Machine Learning
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*Pattern Recognition
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*Artifical Intelligence
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*Statistical Data Analysis
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*Evolutionary Computation
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*Statistical Mechanics (offered by the Physics Department)
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*Multi Agent Systems
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*Data Mining
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*Knowledge Engineering
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*Introduction to Theory of Computation
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*Advanced Unix
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*English-Turkish Translation
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==== ''Work Experience'' ====
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'''Summer Internship at [http://www.srdc.metu.edu.tr/ Software Research and Development Center (SRDC)] <br/> [June - August 2004]''' <br/>
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Developed web services using J2EE Technologies.
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'''[http://www.imge.com.tr/ Imge Kitabevi] [August 2003]''' <br/>
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Translated the book Beginning Visual C\# into Turkish.
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==== ''Awards and Honors'' ====
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'''Ph.D Scholarship [Sept. 2008 -- Sept. 2012]''' <br/>
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[http://www.tubitak.gov.tr/ Turkish Scientific and Technical Council (TUBITAK)]
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'''M.Sc. Scholarship [Sept. 2006 -- Sept. 2008]''' <br/>
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[http://www.tubitak.gov.tr/ Turkish Scientific and Technical Council (TUBITAK)]
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'''Dept. of Computer Engineering, METU <br/>
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B.Sc. graduation ranking 5th among 159 students.<br/>
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High honor graduation from B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees.<br/>
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'''Turkish University Entrance Examinations [2002]''' <br/>
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Ranked 93rd among ~1.000.000 examinees.<br/>
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'''Best Compiler Design Award [2006]''' <br/>
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Together with a team partner, won the Best Compiler Design Award conducted in the context of the Language Processors course.
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'''ROSSI: Emergence of Communication in Robots through Sensorimotor and Social Interaction, EU FP7 project [Sept. 2009 - present]''' <br/>
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*Implemented a head-centered visual representation module (proposed by Grossberg et al.). The module relies on retinal images and current head-eye configuration information from the proprioceptive sensors in order to acquire a pose-independent location representation for environmental objects.
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*Implemented the Vector Integration to Endpoint (VITE) model for human-like movements on the iCub robot.
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'''Controllable Robotic Swarm, TUBITAK 104E066 [Feb. 2006 - Sept. 2009]''' <br/>
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*Developed flocking algorithms for [http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/index.php/Robots/Kobot Kobot] robot (designed and implemented by KOVAN Research Lab. for swarm robotic studies)
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*Took part in development of an OpenGL-based simulator for the Kobot robot platform
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*Took part in development of a kernel module running on an onboard Linux processor for camera access on the Kobot robot platform
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*Developed an embedded omnidirectional vision algorithm ([http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/tok06a.pdf paper in Turkish]) for the Kobot robot platform
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==== ''Languages'' ====
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*English - Proficient in speaking, reading and writing <br/>
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*Italian - Intermediate <br/>
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*Latin - Beginner <br/>
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*Gaeilge (Irish) - Beginner <br/>
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*Turkish - Native language <br/>
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==== ''Hobbies'' ====
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*Literature and writing <br/>
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*Languages <br/>
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*Flute (advanced) and piano (beginner) <br/>
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==== ''References'' ====
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'''Asst. Prof. Dr. Sinan Kalkan [Ph.D. Supervisor]''' <br/>
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KOVAN Research Lab., Dept. of Computer Engineering, METU <br/>
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web: [http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~sinan/ http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~sinan] <br/>
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skalkan <you-know-what> ceng.metu.edu.tr <br/>
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tel: +90-(0)312-2105547 <br/>
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'''Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erol Sahin [Ph.D. Co-supervisor and M.Sc. Thesis Supervisor]''' <br/>
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KOVAN Research Lab., Dept. of Computer Engineering, METU <br/>
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web: [http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~erol/ http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~erol] <br/>
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erol <you-know-what> ceng.metu.edu.tr <br/>
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tel: +90-(0)312-2105539 <br/>
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'''Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erhan Oztop''' <br/>
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Robotics Lab., Dept. of Computer Science, Ozyegin University <br/>
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web: [http://www.cns.atr.jp/~erhan/ http://www.cns.atr.jp/~erhan/] <br/>
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erhan.oztop <you-know-what> ozyegin.edu.tr <br/>
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'''Asst. Prof. Dr. Didem Gokcay''' <br/>
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Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group, Informatics Institute, METU <br/>
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web: [http://nash.ii.metu.edu.tr/~brain/index.html http://nash.ii.metu.edu.tr/~brain/index.html] <br/>
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didem <you-know-what> ii.metu.edu.tr <br/>
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