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==== Publications ====
===== Journal Publications =====
===== Journal Publications =====
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'''H Celikkanat''', G Orhan, N Pugeault, F Guerin, E Sahin and S Kalkan (2014). Learning and using context on a humanoid robot using latent dirichlet allocation, Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development.
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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 (2014). A Probabilistic Web of Concepts on a Humanoid Robot, Under Revision by IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development.
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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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E Ugur, Y Nagai, '''H Celikkanat''', and E Oztop (2014) .  Parental scaffolding as a bootstrapping mechanism for learning grasp affordances and imitation skills. ''Robotica'', DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0263574714002148. ([[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/robotica2014.pdf pdf]])
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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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'''H. Celikkanat''' and E. Sahin (2010). Steering Self-organized Robot Flocks through Externally Guided Individuals. ''Neural Computing and Applications'', vol 19, no: 6, pp. 849-865. ([[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/neural_computing_2010.pdf pdf]])
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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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A.E. Turgut, '''H. Celikkanat''', F. Gokce, and E. Sahin (2008) . Self-Organized Flocking in Mobile Robot Swarms. ''Swarm Intelligence'', vol 2, no:2-4, pp. 97-120. ([[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/swarm_intelligence_2008.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]]
===== Conference Publications =====
===== Conference Publications =====
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'''H. Celikkanat''', G. Orhan, N. Pugeault, F. Guerin, E. Sahin and S. Kalkan (2014). 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. 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 (2014).  Insansi robotlarda baglamin ogrenilmesi (ing. Learning of context in humanoid robots), Proceedings of the 1st Türkiye Otonom Robotlar Konferansı (ing. Turkish Conference on Autonomous Robots, TORK), 2014
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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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([[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/tork2014.pdf pdf]])
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'''H. Celikkanat''' and S. Kalkan (2014). 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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'''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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'''H Celikkanat''', E Sahin and S Kalkan (2013). 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'', (IROS 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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E Ugur, '''H Celikkanat''', E Sahin, Y Nagai, E Oztop (2011). 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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'''H. Celikkanat''', A.E. Turgut and E. Sahin (2009). 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 2009), pp. 215-225, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg.([[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, C. Huepe, '''H. Celikkanat''', F. Gokce and E. Sahin (2008) . Modelling Phase Transition in Self-Organized Mobile Robot Flocks. ''Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence'' (ANTS 2008). LNCS vol 5217, pages 108-119, Springer. ([[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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A.E. Turgut, '''H. Celikkanat''', F. Gokce and E. Sahin (2008) . 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 2008)}, pp. 39-46, International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. ([[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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A.E. Turgut, F. Gokce, '''H. Celikkanat''', L. Bayındır and E. Sahin (2007), Kobot: Suru Robot Calismalari icin Tasarlanmis Gezgin Robot Platformu (ing. Kobot: A Mobile Robot Platform Developed for Swarm Robotics
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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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Research)''Proceedings of the Turkiye Otomatik Kontrol Ulusal Toplantisi'' (TOK 2007) (ing. in Proceedings of the Turkish National Conference on Automation and Control), pp. 259-264, Sabanci Universitesi. ([[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 (2006) . 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 2006) (ing. in Proceedings of the Turkish National Conference on Automation and Control, pp. 259-264, Sabanci Universitesi. ([[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/tok06a.pdf pdf in Turkish]])
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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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===== Misc =====
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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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E. Sahin and '''H. Celikkanat''' (2009). 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''. ([[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/ecal09.ppt ppt]])
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'''H. Celikkanat''' (2008). 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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===== 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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'''H. Celikkanat'''. Optimization of self-organized flocking of a robot swarm via evolutionary strategies (2008). ''Poster presentation at 23rd International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences'' (ISCIS 2008).
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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-2008-01, 2008''. ([[http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande/yayinlar/METU-CENG-TR-2007-05.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.
==== ''Academic Experience'' ====
==== ''Academic Experience'' ====

Revision as of 21:26, 4 May 2015

Here is my CV in [pdf] format.

Contents

Contact Information

KOVAN Research Lab.
Department of Computer Engineering
Middle East Technical University
Cankaya, 06531
Ankara, Turkey

Tel: +90-(0)312-2107371 / +90-(0)312-2105545
e-mail: hande <you-know-what> ceng.metu.edu.tr
web: http://kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~hande

Research Interests

Cognitive and developmental robotics, cognitive neuroscience, language development, neural networks

Personal Information

Place and date of birth: Ankara (Turkey), 08.10.1984
Nationality: Turkish
Gender: Female

Education

Ph.D. KOVAN Research Lab., Dept. of Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University (METU), ongoing

  • Area of Study: Cognitive Robotics
  • Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Erol Sahin, METU, Ankara, Turkey
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.86/4.00.

M.Sc. KOVAN Research Lab., Dept. of Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University (METU), 2006 - 2008

  • Thesis Title: Control of a Mobile Robot Swarm via Informed Robots.
  • Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Erol Sahin, METU, Ankara, Turkey
  • Area of Study: Swarm Robotics
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.93/4.00.

B.Sc. Dept. of Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University (METU), 2002 - 2006

  • Graduation project: Application level gateway for Internet access control
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.68/4.00, Ranking 5th among 159 students.

Publications

Journal Publications

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. [preprint]

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.
DOI: 10.1109/TAMD.2015.2418678 [preprint]

Video combining these two works available here

E. Ugur, Y. Nagai, H. Celikkanat, and E. Oztop, Parental scaffolding as a bootstrapping mechanism for learning grasp affordances and imitation skills. Robotica, 2015. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

Conference Publications

H. Celikkanat, E. Sahin and S. Kalkan. Integrating Spatial Concepts into a Probabilistic Concept Web, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR), (Accepted) 2015. [preprint]

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.[pdf]

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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). [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

Conference Publications in Turkish

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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 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. [pdf in Turkish]

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. [pdf in Turkish]

Technical Reports

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

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. [pdf]

Theses

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. [pdf]

Misc

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. [ppt]

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.

Academic Experience

Research and Teaching Assistant at Dept of Computer Engineering, METU [Sept. 2006 to present]
Assisted several courses on

  • Operating Systems
  • Language Processors
  • Computer Graphics
  • Data Management and File Structures
  • C Programming
  • Introduction to Computer Engineering Concepts

Summer School [August 2007]
DECOI Summer School on Collective Intelligence and Evolution, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Summer School [July 2006]
RobotCub Summer School, Veni Vidi Vici '06, organized by LIRA-Lab, University of Genoa, Ventimiglia, Italy.

Summer Internship at KOVAN Research Lab., METU [June - Sept. 2005]
Developed a 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.

Related Course Work

  • Fundamentals of Autonomous Robotics
  • Functional Neuroanatomy (offered by the Informatics Institute)
  • Computational Models of Mind (offered by the Informatics Institute)
  • Machine Learning
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Artifical Intelligence
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Statistical Mechanics (offered by the Physics Department)
  • Multi Agent Systems
  • Data Mining
  • Knowledge Engineering
  • Introduction to Theory of Computation
  • Advanced Unix
  • English-Turkish Translation

Work Experience

Summer Internship at Software Research and Development Center (SRDC)
[June - August 2004]

Developed web services using J2EE Technologies.

Imge Kitabevi [August 2003]
Translated the book Beginning Visual C\# into Turkish.

Awards and Honors

Ph.D Scholarship [Sept. 2008 -- Sept. 2012]
Turkish Scientific and Technical Council (TUBITAK)

M.Sc. Scholarship [Sept. 2006 -- Sept. 2008]
Turkish Scientific and Technical Council (TUBITAK)

Dept. of Computer Engineering, METU
B.Sc. graduation ranking 5th among 159 students.
High honor graduation from B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees.

Turkish University Entrance Examinations [2002]
Ranked 93rd among ~1.000.000 examinees.

Best Compiler Design Award [2006]
Together with a team partner, won the Best Compiler Design Award conducted in the context of the Language Processors course.

Projects

ROSSI: Emergence of Communication in Robots through Sensorimotor and Social Interaction, EU FP7 project [Sept. 2009 - present]

  • 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.
  • Implemented the Vector Integration to Endpoint (VITE) model for human-like movements on the iCub robot.

Controllable Robotic Swarm, TUBITAK 104E066 [Feb. 2006 - Sept. 2009]

  • Developed flocking algorithms for Kobot robot (designed and implemented by KOVAN Research Lab. for swarm robotic studies)
  • Took part in development of an OpenGL-based simulator for the Kobot robot platform
  • Took part in development of a kernel module running on an onboard Linux processor for camera access on the Kobot robot platform
  • Developed an embedded omnidirectional vision algorithm (paper in Turkish) for the Kobot robot platform

Languages

  • English - Proficient in speaking, reading and writing
  • Italian - Intermediate
  • Latin - Beginner
  • Gaeilge (Irish) - Beginner
  • Turkish - Native language

Hobbies

  • Literature and writing
  • Languages
  • Flute (advanced) and piano (beginner)

References

Asst. Prof. Dr. Sinan Kalkan [Ph.D. Supervisor]
KOVAN Research Lab., Dept. of Computer Engineering, METU
web: http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~sinan
skalkan <you-know-what> ceng.metu.edu.tr
tel: +90-(0)312-2105547

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erol Sahin [Ph.D. Co-supervisor and M.Sc. Thesis Supervisor]
KOVAN Research Lab., Dept. of Computer Engineering, METU
web: http://www.kovan.ceng.metu.edu.tr/~erol
erol <you-know-what> ceng.metu.edu.tr
tel: +90-(0)312-2105539

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erhan Oztop
Robotics Lab., Dept. of Computer Science, Ozyegin University
web: http://www.cns.atr.jp/~erhan/
erhan.oztop <you-know-what> ozyegin.edu.tr

Asst. Prof. Dr. Didem Gokcay
Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group, Informatics Institute, METU
web: http://nash.ii.metu.edu.tr/~brain/index.html
didem <you-know-what> ii.metu.edu.tr
tel: +90-(0)312-2103750

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