Biography

Gokhan Alcan received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2013, 2015 and 2019, respectively. Then, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanci University. He was a member of Control, Vision and Robotics (CVR) Research Group of Sabanci University which is led by Prof. Mustafa Unel. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher in Intelligent Robotics Research Group led by Prof. Ville Kyrki in Aalto University, Finland. Dr. Alcan’s research interests include reinforcement learning, control theory, robotics and system identification.

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning: Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning
  • Modeling and Control: System Identification, Control Theory and Applications
  • Robotics: Autonomous Ground and Aerial Robots
  • Computer Vision: 2D/3D Shape Modeling, Detection, Tracking, Recognition

Work Experience

  • Present2020

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Intelligent Robotics Research Group
    Aalto University, Espoo, Finland.

  • 20202019

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Control, Vision and Robotics Research Group
    Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • 20192015

    Research and Teaching Assistant

    Mechatronics Engineering
    Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey.
    • Autonomous Mobile Robotics
    • Computer Vision
    • Linear Algebra
    • System Modeling and Control
    • Control System Design

  • 20152013

    Research and Teaching Assistant

    Mechatronics Engineering
    Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey.
    • Autonomous Mobile Robotics
    • Control System Design
    • Industrial Control

Education

  • 20192015

    Ph.D. in Mechatronics Engineering, Sabanci University

    Istanbul, Turkey | GPA: 3.67 / 4.00
    Ph.D. Thesis: Data Driven Nonlinear Dynamic Models for Predicting Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Torque and Combustion Emissions

  • 20152013

    M.Sc. Mechatronics Engineering, Sabanci University

    Istanbul, Turkey | GPA: 4.00 / 4.00
    Master Thesis: Novel Vision Based Estimation Techniques for the Analysis of Cavitation Bubbles

  • 20132008

    B.Sc. Mechatronics Engineering, Sabanci University

    Istanbul, Turkey | GPA: 3.45 / 4.00

  • 20132008

    Math Minor Honor Program, Sabanci University

    Istanbul, Turkey | GPA: 3.67 / 4.00

  • 20082004

    Çapa Anatolian Teacher’s Training High School

    Istanbul, Turkey | Grade: 92.82 / 100

Certificates

Honors and Awards

Reviewer Invitations

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    Conferences

  •    International Conference on Intelligent Computing
  •    International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  •    IFAC International Symposium on Advances in Automotive Control
  •    IFAC International Symposium on System Identificaiton

Languages

Turkish (native)
English (Advanced)
German (Elementary)

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