The 27th IEEE Graduate Research Conference, organized by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and the Bilkent IEEE Student Branch, took place on March 4. The conference was held in the lecture halls on the ground floor of the EB building. During this day-long activity, Bilkent EEE students presented their state-of-the-art research projects through oral and poster presentations.
This year’s schedule included 66 oral presentations, run in four parallel sessions throughout the day. Graduate students shared their research projects and results, and answered questions from the audience. A total of 12 sessions covered various areas of electrical and electronics engineering, including signal processing, communications, electromagnetics, biomedical engineering, electronics, photonics, control, robotics, networks and nanotechnology. In addition to the oral sessions, there was a poster session in the afternoon, with 45 poster presentations.
During the sessions, the audience had a chance to interact with the researchers and learn about the research being conducted in the Bilkent EEE department. This year’s conference also included poster/demo presentations by five EEE undergraduate students, who were the recipients of the “best EEE102 project” awards for the fall 2015 semester.
The conference concluded with a reception and award ceremony, at which the department gave out four “best oral presentation” awards and a “best poster” award.
- Best presentation in the Signal Processing/Communications/Control areas: Dariush Kari, “Boosted Adaptive Filters”
- Best presentation in the Biomedical/Electromagnetics areas: Niyazi Koray Ertan, “Gradient Array for Spatially Oscillating Magnetic Fields in Multi-Slice Excitation”
- Best presentation award in the Control/Robotics/Communications/
Network areas: Mehdi Dabirnia, “Code Design for Binary Energy Harvesting Noisy Channel”
- Best presentation award in the Photonics/Electronics/Nanotechnology areas: Özgün Yavuz, “Control of Pattern Formation in Dissipative, Nonlinear, Far-From-Equilibrium Systems via Structured Noise”
- Best poster presentation award: Caner Odabaş and Hasan Eftun Orhon, “Extending the Lossy Spring-Loaded Inverted Pendulum Model With a Slider-Crank Mechanism”
The event was not only a day of knowledge sharing, but also a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to take a journey to the world of research in engineering and science. In addition, the participants had a chance to interact with researchers from other universities, as well as professionals from the top engineering companies in Turkey.
Aras Yurtman and Cem Emre Akbaş (EEE/PhD)