After a year filled with long hours and hard work, 43 finalists have completed the program successfully. There were plenty of awards this year. People’s choice awards (traditional poster presentation award) have been given to 9 students based on the popular vote, 17 students have received publication award and 3 students have been awarded with undergraduate research exposition award in addition to the small gifts for everybody completing the program.

Publication Awards:

Mustafa Yildirim, Alperen Govdeli and Serdar Kocaman ”Integrated optical modulators with zero index metamaterials based on photonic crystal slab waveguides.” SPIE Photonics West, 2019.

Barkın Tuncer, Murat Kumru, Emre Özkan and Abdullah Aydın Alatan (2018, July). Extended Object Tracking and Shape Classification. In 2018 21st International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION) (pp. 1-5) IEEE.

S. Dinç, H. Elibol, R. Güneri, A.B. Özdöl, F. Şık, İ.T. Yeşilyurt, M. Dogan, G. Turhan-Sayan”Detection and Microwave Imaging of Conducting Objects Buried Very Closely to the Air-Soil Boundary”, ICEAA-IEEE APWC 2019, Granada, Spain, 9 – 13 September 2019.

S. Dinç, H. Elibol, R. Güneri, A.B. Özdöl, F. Şık, İ.T. Yeşilyurt, M. Dogan, G. Turhan-Sayan” Detection and Recognition of Buried Conducting Objects Using Subsurface Microwave Images Constructed by Down-Looking GPR  Measurements and by Energy-Based Target Features”, AES (Advanced Electromagnetics Symposium) 2019, Lisbon, Portugal, July  24-26, 2019.

Can Livanelioğlu, Yiğit Özer, and Serdar Kocaman, “SWIR Nightglow Radiation Detection around Room Temperature with Depletion Engineered HgCdTe on Alternative Substrates”, submitted to Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 2019.

Ekin Aykut, Kadircan Becek, Ali Baran Cengiz, Savaş Özkan and Gözde Bozdağı Akar, “Effect of Visual Context Information for Super Resolution Problem”, 27. Sinyal İşleme ve İletişim Uygulamaları Kurultayı (SIU 2019).

Ogulcan Orsel, Mertcan Erdil, Serdar Kocaman.” An Electromechanically Tunable Air Gap Perturbation for On Chip Photonic Crystal Based Devices.” Submitted to Applied Physics Letters (2019).

Alkım B. Bozkurt and Serdar Kocaman, “Linear Optical Deterministic and Reconfigurable SWAP Gate”, arXiv:1901.10369 (2019). Submitted to Phys. Rev. A.

Furkan Koltuk and Ece Güran Schmidt, “CLOUDGEN: Workload Generation for the Evaluation of Cloud Computing Systems ”, 27. Sinyal Isleme ve Iletisim Uygulamalari Kurultayi (SIU 2019).

Alper Şahin, Alperen Gövdeli, Serdar Kocaman, “Optical Modulator Based on Zero Effective Index in Photonic Crystals”, FOTONİK 2018, 20. Ulusal Optik, Elektro-Optik ve Fotonik Çalıştayı, 2018.

Sarıhan, Murat Can, Yıldırım Batuhan Yılmaz, Mehmet Şirin Aras, Cenk Yanık, Chee Wei Wong, Serdar Kocaman, Experimental demonstration of flexible waveguides with amorphous photonic materials, Optical Components and Materials XVI, SPIE Photonics West (Conference 10914) San Francisco, CA, February 2019.

Undergraduate Research Exposition Awards:

Alper Şahin, Optical Modulator Based on Zero Effective Index in Photonic Crystals, (Advisor: Serdar Kocaman)

Barkın Tuncer, Extended Object Tracking and Shape Classification, (Advisor: Emre Özkan)

Utku Can Geçimli, Animal Inspired Air Vehicle Stabilization, (Advisor: Mustafa Mert Ankaralı)

People’s Choice Awards:

Selman Dinç, Hande Elibol, Rutkay Güneri, Ali Bahadır Özdöl, Furkan Şık and İsmail Taylan Yeşilyurt, Detection and Microwave Imaging of Buried Conducting Objects, (Advisor: Gönül Turhan Sayan)

Egemen Sert and Nail Tosun, Solar Power Generation Analysis and Forecasting, (Advisor: Murat Göl)

Refik Mert Cam, Numerical Modelling of Photon Recycling and Its Simulated Possible Outcomes, (Advisor: Selçuk Yerci)

Finalist List

Project List

 

STAR 2018-2019 Committee: Figen S. Öktem, Serdar Kocaman, Elif Uysal Bıyıkoğlu (chair: Prof. Tolga Çiloğlu)
Special thanks to IEEE METU Student Branch and Utku Civelek for their kind help with various organizational matters.

 

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