Yıldız Technical University, İstanbul, Turkey

Ph.D. in Control and Automation Engineering, Sep 2012 – Present

  • GPA: 3.86 / 4.00
  • Supervisor: Assistant Prof. Dr. Akın Delibaşı
  • Thesis: “Dwell Time Optimization for Switched Delay Systems

Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

M.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Sep 2009 – May 2012

  • GPA: 3.18 / 4.00
  • Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hitay Özbay
  • Thesis: “Controller Design for Haptic Systems under Delayed Position and Velocity Feedback”

Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Sep. 2005 – May 2009

  • GPA: 3.02 / 4.00
  • Senior Project I: An intelligent mobile robot avoiding crashes with sonar sensors.
  • Senior Project II: Built three mobile robots to conduct experiments on robot motion planning. While the first robot were following the user, the other robots were following the first one in a single-row one behind the other.


Yıldız Technical University, İstanbul, Turkey

Research Assistant & Teaching Assistant in Mechatronics Engineering Department
Aug 2011 – present

Selex Communication, Ankara, Turkey

Intern as a Test Engineer
July 2008

MIKES Microwave Electronic Systems, Ankara, Turkey

Intern as a Digital Designer
July 2007


Refereed Journal Articles

Conference Proceedings

Manuscripts in Preparation

  • Akdoğan E., Aktan M. E., Koru A. T., Arslan M. S., Atlıhan M., Kuran B. “Hybrid Impedance Control of a Robot Manipulator for Wrist and Forearm Rehabilitation”, to be submitted to a refereed journal.

Honors & Awards

Best Student Contribution Award

10th IFAC Time-Delay Systems Workshop 2012, Boston, MA, USA



  • Programming: Matlab/Simulink, Python, JAVA, C/C++, Android, VHDL, LaTeX
  • Modeling: Solidworks, 3D Studio Max
  • Languages: English (fluent), Turkish (native)


Cybernetic Rehabilitation Aid System

Yıldız Technical University, İstanbul, Turkey
Feb 2015 – Dec 2015

  • Analysed kinematics and dynamics of the 3-DOF robotic system.
  • Estimated the system parameters via system identification methods.
  • Implemented hybrid impedance controllers to conduct therapeutic exercises for the wrist and the forearm.
  • Conducted experiments on real patients in Şişli Etfal Education and Research Hospital.

Desktop 3d Scanner

Jan 2015 – Feb 2015

  • Built an optical 3D Scanner which is capable of scan objects with volume less than 30cm x 30cm x 60cm for Projects International Architecture (PIN).

scanner PINheykel_scan



Interested Research Topics

  • Control: Time delay systems, switched delay systems, dwell time stability, optimal control
  • Optimization: Linear matrix inequalities (LMI), convex optimization, non-convex optimization
  • Robotics: Tele-operation, haptic systems, medical robots

Courses Taken

  • Control: Linear System Theory, Sampled Data Systems, Nonlinear Systems, Robust Feedback Theory, Optimal Control
  • Mathematics: Advanced Linear Algebra, Applied Functional Analysis, Random Processes, Optimization Methods in Engineering
  • Robotics: Introduction to Robotics, Robot Motion Control and Planning
  • Computer: Computer Vision, Digital Image Process, Advanced Signal Processing

Courses Taught

Teaching Assistant

  • Control: Linear System Theory, Automatic Control
  • Electronics: Linear Circuit Theory, Linear Circuit Design, Signals and Systems
  • Robotics: Introduction to Robotics, Robot Kinematics and Dynamics
  • Computer: Object Oriented Programming

Extracurricular Activity

Annual CanSat Sattelite Competition 2014

Technical Advisor (Electronics) of The Team of Yıldız Technical University
Burkett, TX, USA, Sep 2013 – Jun 2014

  • Team number and name were 5872 and NuD-34, respectively.
  • Took 11th place among 36 teams

Activities and Interests

  • Music: Playing guitar, piano and drums. Composing music and recording. My Youtube Music Channel: