The 31st Graduate Research Conference organized by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) and the IEEE Bilkent Student Branch took place online via Zoom on Wednesday, January 20. During this day-long event, Bilkent EEE graduate and undergraduate students presented their state-of-the-art research projects. The conference offered a day full of knowledge sharing, and a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to experience the world of research in engineering and science.
This year’s schedule comprised more than 100 oral presentations grouped into 18 sessions, with three sessions taking place concurrently during each of the six time blocks. In the presentations, graduate students described their research projects and answered questions from the audience. Various areas of electrical and electronics engineering, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, signal processing, communications and networking, biomedical engineering, electronics, electromagnetics, control and robotics, optics and photonics, and nanotechnology, were covered.
The conference concluded with a department presentation and award ceremony, at which five best presentation awards were given out; the recipients were Mahmut Yurt, Ertan Kazıklı, Andi Nika, Emre Mumcuoğlu and Mustafa Ütkür.
The conference was chaired by Prof. Sinan Gezici of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. EEE graduate students Merve Begüm Terzi and Ahmet Safa Öztürk, along with undergraduate students Tevfik Bülent Kanmaz (EE/III), Abdullah Şamil Namlı (EE/I) and Ege Hakan Karaağaç (CS/IV) from the IEEE Bilkent Student Branch, took part in organizing the event.