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

Yildiray Yildiz is elevated to the grade of IEEE Senior Member. It is stated by the IEEE President Karen Bartleson that "only 10% of the IEEE members hold this grade, which requires extensive experience, and reflects professional maturity and documented achievements of significance". 14 July 2017


Our lab member Anıl Alan has defended his master thesis successfully. Congrats Anıl! 30 June 2017   


Our paper, "Game-Theoretic Modeling of Driver and Vehicle Interactions for Verification and Validation of Autonomous Vehicle Control Systems," is accepted for publication at IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology.          16 June 2017


Our lab member Shahab Tohidi passed his PhD qualifying exams, both written and oral. He is now officially a PhD candidate. Congratulations Shahab!             
12 June 2017



Our paper, "Effects Of Linear Filter On Stability And Performance Of Human-in-the-Loop Model Reference Adaptive Control Architecture," is accepted for oral presentation and publication in the Proceedings of the 2017 ASME Dynamic Systems and Controls Conference, to be held in Tysons Corner, Virginia.               
5 June 2017