The 26th annual IEEE Graduate Research Conference, organized by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and the Bilkent IEEE Student Branch, took place on March 6 in the EE building ground-floor lecture halls. During this day-long event, Bilkent EEE students presented their state-of-the-art research projects through oral and poster presentations.
This year’s schedule included 67 oral presentations, run in three 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 were two poster sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with more than 46 poster presentations.
During these sessions, the audience had a chance to interact with the researchers and learn about the work being done in the Bilkent EEE department. This year’s conference also included poster/demo presentations by nine EEE undergraduate students, who were the recipients of the “Best EEE102 Project” and “Best EEE351 Project” awards for the fall 2014 semester.
At the end of the day, a reception and award ceremony was held. The best presenters were recognized by the Bilkent EEE Department, with three oral presentation awards and one poster award given out.
• The award for the best presentation in the areas of signal processing, communications and networks went to Muhammed Ömer Sayın for his research on “Optimal State Estimation Strategies Over Distributed Networks.”
• The award for the best presentation in the areas of biomedical engineering, control and robotics went to Can Kerse for his research on “Nonthermal High-Speed Tissue and Material Processing Using a Burst-Mode Ultra-Short Pulsed Fiber Laser System.”
• The award for the best presentation in the areas of electronics, waves, nanotechnology and photonics went to Burak Güzeltürk for his research on “Optical Gain and Lasing in Colloidal Nanoplatelets.”
• The award for the best poster presentation went to Okan Demir for his research on a “Linearized Spatiotemporal Model for Nonlinear Laser Lithography.”
Caner Odabaş (EEE/PhD)