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.


Our papers, "Pressure Control of Cold Air Testing Plant with Delay Resistant Closed-loop Reference Model Adaptive Control" and "Stability Analysis of Human-Adaptive Controller Interactions" have been accepted for presentation at the 2017 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition31 August 2016

Our paper, "Control of Uncertain Sampled-Data Systems: An Adaptive Posicast Control Approach," has been accepted for publication at IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. 12 August 2016

Our paper, "Hierarchical Reasoning Game Theory Based Approach for Evaluation and Testing of Autonomous Vehicle Control Systems," has been accepted for presentation at, and publication in the proceedings of, the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, to be held in Las Vegas, USA on December 12-14, 2016. 24 July 2016

Our paper, "Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airspace Integration: A Game Theoretical Framework for Concept Evaluations," has been accepted for publication at AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics17 July 2016

We presented two papers, "Fault Tolerant Control for Over-Actuated Systems: An Adaptive Correction Approach," and "A Game Theoretical Model of Traffic with Multiple Interacting Drivers for Use in Autonomous Vehicle Development," at 2016 American Control Conference in Boston. 6 July 2016