Our research focus is on prediction and control of complex systems, whose dynamics are hard to describe, predict or control. In particular, we are interested in control theory, game theory and reinforcement learning, on the theory side, and their applications to aerospace, automotive and robotics fields, on the engineering side. 

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS: Please have a look at our research projects/publications and if you are interested, please send a short email to Yildiray Yildiz (yyildiz@bilkent.edu.tr) describing your research interests together with your CV. Undergraduates are also welcome. If you are a good programmer, please indicate that in your email (this is NOT a requirement). 

OPEN POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS: We seek candidates with strong programming skills together with an interest in reinforcement learning and game theory. We are particularly interested in candidates who can apply his/her computer skills on solving problems in prediction of the behavior of complex dynamical systems. Please contact Yildiray Yildiz (yyildiz@bilkent.edu.tr) if you are interested.


We have won a 3-year grant from Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) for our project "Integrating User (Human) Dynamics into System Dynamics to Obtain Safer and High Performance Control Systems". 2 August 2018

Our paper, "Adaptive Game Theoretic Decision Making for Autonomous Vehicle Control at Roundabouts," has been accepted to the 2018 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), to be held in Fontainebleau, Miami Beach, FL, USA. This work was conducted in collaboration with University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 13 July 2018

Our book chapter titled "Game Theory Based Traffic Modeling for Calibration of Automated Driving Algorithms" is out and here is the link. This work was conducted in collaboration with University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 3 July 2018

Control Strategies for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Autonomous Driving Functions

We've made a U.S. patent application for a method to determine the stability limits of human-in-the-loop adaptive control system, in collaboration with University of South Florida and Northeastern University. 20 June 2018

Our paper, "A Fault Tolerant Vehicle Stability Control Using Adaptive Control Allocation," has been accepted for oral presentation and publication in the Proceedings of the 2018 ASME Dynamic Systems and Controls Conference, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia. 6 June 2018