Brief Bio

I received my B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul in 2004, my M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA in 2006 and my Ph.D degree again in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, MA in 2010. Between 2010 and 2013, I was a Control and Dynamical Systems postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. Currently, I am an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. I am also affiliated with the Michigan Robotics and the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS).

My research interests include dynamical systems, control, optimization and formal methods with applications in cyber-physical systems, system identification, verification and validation, and autonomy and vision. My papers received several awards including an IEEE Control Systems Society Conference on Decision and Control Best Student Paper Award in 2008 and a best paper award from the Journal of Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems for the years 2014-2016. I received a DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2014 and an NSF CAREER Award, a NASA Early Career Faculty Award and a DARPA Director’s Fellowship in 2016. I was selected as an Outstanding Reviewer of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control in 2011. I am currently an associate editor for Journal of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems. I am a member of the IEEE. I am also a member of the IEEE Control Systems Society Technical Committees on Computational Aspects of Control System Design and on Hybrid Systems.