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 paper "Nonlinear Hierarchical Control of a Quad-Tilt-Wing UAV: An Adaptive Control Approach" is accepted for publication in International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing. 11 January 2017

Our Systems Lab member Anıl Alan is attending #aiaaSciTech to present our paper "Pressure Control of Cold Air Testing Plant with Delay Resistant Closed-loop Reference Model Adaptive Control".  9 January 2017

Our paper "Explicit time-delay compensation in teleoperation: An adaptive control approach" is now in print, published at International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control. 19 December 2016

Yildiray Yildiz is attending the Conference on Decision and Control at Las Vegas. The result of our collaborative research on game theoretical traffic modeling is being presented in this conference by Nan Li from University of Michigan. Title: "Hierarchical Reasoning Game Theory Based Approach for Evaluation and Testing of Autonomous Vehicle Control Systems". 12 December 2016 

Anıl Alan won the best poster award in Bilkent Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Conference. Congrats Anıl! 1 October 2016