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Erdal Kayacan

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WORK EXPERIENCE

2018/4 - Associate Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark. Department of Engineering
2014/3 - 2018/4Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
2011/9 - 2014/3Post-doctoral Researcher, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Division of Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors
2005/8 - 2011/9Teaching Assistant, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
2009/9 - 2009/12Visiting Ph.D. scholar, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. Department of Informatics
2004/9 - 2005/2Electrical Engineer, Arcelik Corporation, Istanbul, Turkey. Department of Research and Development

EDUCATION

My main research interests and contributions lie within the areas of control systems, computational intelligence and robotic vision with applications in guidance, control and automation of unmanned ground and aerial vehicles.
Sep. 2011Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul
Major: Control theory
Advisor: Prof. Okyay Kaynak
Jun. 2006M.Sc. in Systems and Control Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul
Major: Control theory
Advisor: Prof. Okyay Kaynak
Jun. 2003B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul
Major: Power electronics

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2014/8 - 2018/4MA3703 Flight Dynamics. Undergrad Year 3
2014/8 - 2018/4MA4705 Aircraft Navigation and Flight Computers.Undergrad Year 4
2016/1 - 2018/4MA3005-MP3001-MA3705 Control Theory. Undergrad Year 3
2016/8 - 2018/4MA6643 Advanced Flight Dynamics. Grad level

LANGUAGES

Turkish: Native
English: Fluent
Dutch: Elementary
Fremch: Beginner

PHD STUDENTS

Yunus Govdeli (PhD, August 2015 intake, NTU, Singapore ): Autonomous Flight Control of a 3D Printed Lightweight Flying Wing VTOL Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Efe Camci (PhD, August 2015 intake, NTU, Singapore ): Enhanced Path Planning of UAVs by Artificial Intelligence Methods
Nursultan Imanberdiyev (PhD, August 2015 intake, NTU, Singapore ): Towards Aerial Manipulation: Intelligent Control approach for Unmanned Aerial Manipulators
Mohit Mehndiratta (PhD, January 2016 intake NTU, Singapore): Online Learning-based Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Incorporating Dynamic Optimisation
Andriy Sarabakha (PhD, January 2016 intake NTU, Singapore): Learning Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using Artificial Intelligence-Based Methods