Welcome 

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.


News

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


Our paper, "Mathematical Modeling of the Geomagic Touch (PHANToM Omni) and Experimental Validations," 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. This work was conducted in collaboration with Northeastern University and University of South Florida. 6 June 2018


Shahab Tohidi won a student travel support from IEEE to attend the Conference on Control Technology and Applications to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark.  25 May 2018


Our paper, "Pilot Induced Oscillation Mitigation for Unmanned Aircraft Systems: An Adaptive Control Allocation Approach," has been accepted for presentation and publication in the proceedings of the 2018 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications to be held in The Scandic Hotel Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.  23 April 2018


Our most recent work, "A 3D Game Theoretical Framework for the Evaluation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airspace Integration Concepts," is now online at  https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.07218          6 March 2018


Anıl Alan, an alumni of the Systems Laboratory, received a PhD fellowship offer from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, one of the top graduate institutions in USA. Congrats Anıl! 28 February 2018