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 IEEE Control Systems Magazine cover article on about adaptive pressure control for throttleable rockets is on national news.  2 November 2018



Shahab Tohidi won the "Honorable Mention" award for his poster in Third Graduate Student Conference organized by Bilkent Mechanical Engineering Department, for his work on adaptive control allocation. 5 October 2018



Our collaborative work with Roketsan on adaptive pressure control for rockets is published on the cover of the top control journal IEEE Control Systems Magazine! 25 September 2018



Our paper, "Adaptive Control Allocation for Ground Vehicles," has been accepted to 2019 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition to be held in San Diego, California, USA. This work was conducted in collaboration with Prof. Çakmakçı from Bilkent Mechanical Engineering. 4 September 2018


Our paper, "Human-in-the-Loop Systems with Inner and Outer Feedback Control Loops: Adaptation, Stability Conditions, and Performance Constraints," has been accepted to 2019 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition to be held in San Diego, California, USA. This work was conducted in collaboration with University of South Florida and Northeastern University. 4 September 2018


The invited session proposed by Yildiray Yildiz, titled "HUMAN – MACHINE INTERACTIONS IN AUTONOMUS DRIVING" is accepted for inclusion at IFAC Conference on Cyber Physical & Human Systems (CPHS) to be held in Miami, FL, USA2 September 2018