After a year filled with long hours and hard work, 17 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 3 students based on the popular vote, 7 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:

Alperen Tugen, and Serdar Kocaman “A Comparative Study of Coupled High-Q Cavity-Quantum Dot System Regarding Dipole Induced Transparency.” submitted to Physics Review A also: arXiv:1712.01944 (2018).

Alperen Tugen, and Serdar Kocaman, “Comparative Study for Coupled High-Q Cavity Quantum Dot System”, IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), 2017

Sait Sovukluk, Afsar Saranli, Yigit Yazicioglu, “Force-Deflection Model for Composite Compliant Half Circular Leg and System Identification with Experimental Verification”, submitted to 2018 Turkiye Robotbilim Konferansi (ToRK), 2018

Berk İskender and Figen S. Oktem, “Image Restoration for Sparse Aperture Optical Systems”, submitted to 26. Sinyal Isleme ve Iletisim Uygulamalari Kurultayi (SIU 2018)

Canberk Sonmez, S. Baghaee, A. Ergişi and E. Uysal Biyikoglu, “Age-of-Information in Practice: Status Age Measured over TCP/IP Connections through WiFi, Ethernet and LTE”, 2018 IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking

Egemen Sert, C. Sonmez, S. Baghaee and E. Uysal Biyikoglu, “Age-of-information Optimization via Reinforcement Learning in Emulation” submitted to 2018 26th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU)

Can Livanelioğlu, Yiğit Özer, and Serdar Kocaman, “Optimization and Performance Comparison of Depletion Engineered Heterojunction p+-n HgCdTe Infrared Photodetector Structure for Atmospheric Transmission Windows”, submitted to 2018 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), 2018

Baran Tan Bacinoglu, Yin Sun, Elif Uysal-Biyikoglu, Volkan Mutlu, “Achieving the Age-Energy Tradeoff with a Finite-Battery Energy Harvesting Source”, submitted to 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2018)

Undergraduate Research Exposition Awards:

Sait Sovukluk,  Force-Deflection Model for Composite Compliant Half Circular Leg and System Identification with Experimental Verification, (Advisor: Afşar Saranlı)

Oğuz Özdemir, Gesture Recognition and Robot Control Using Video/Depth Sensor, (Advisor: Afşar Saranlı)

Sefa Burak Okcu & Barkin Tuncer, Automated Attendance System Using Face  Recognition, (Advisor: Uğur Halıcı)

People’s Choice Awards:

Sait Sovukluk,  Force-Deflection Model for Composite Compliant Half Circular Leg and System Identification with Experimental Verification, (Advisor: Afşar Saranlı)

Kerem Artuk & Elif Cüce, Multi-Colored Solar Cells, (Advisor: Selçuk Yerci)

Mert Altındağ, Numerical Simulations For Performance Improvements Of Infrared Photodetectors, (Advisor: Serdar Kocaman)

Finalist List

Project List

 

STAR 2017 Committee: Serdar Kocaman, Figen S. Oktem, Selcuk Yerci (chair: Prof. Tolga Ciloglu)
Special thanks to Utku Civelek for his kind help with various organizational matters.

 

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