Tapir Lab. in Robotim @National Press

Details of Robotim, a swarm intelligence mission squad consisting of unmanned air and land vehicles, have been shared by Prof. İsmail Demir, President of Presidency of Defence Industries under Presidency of The Republic of Turkey, on his official Twitter account. The sharing has been echoed by several nation-wide press and news agencies on the same day along with videocasts aired on YouTube. Note that Tapir Lab. carries out research and development in the field of telecommunications and pseudo-positioning system design for Robotim.

Links for the Twitter share and news agencies and journals could be found below:

Prof. İsmail Demir’s Twitter share

Tapir Lab.’s official Twitter account share

Tapir Lab.’s official Instagram account share

News agency link I (Hurriyet)

News agency link II (Sabah)

News agency link III (Milliyet)

News agency link IV (InternetHaber)

Videocast on YouTube by Tekno Savunma

Videocast on YouTube by Savunma Sanayii Dergilik

Videocast on YouTube by HGV Savunma



PI of ISTEC @Tapir Lab.

Assoc. Prof. Muhammed Ali Aydın, the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Internet of Things (IoT) Security Test and Evaluation Center (ISTEC) project, which is funded by Istanbul Development Agency, was at Tapir Lab. and hosted in a TapirCast session.

Upon his recent TV interview aired on TVNet (a national broadcast station) in a TechTalk show hosted by Erdal Nalbant, Assoc. Prof. Muhammed Ali Aydın provided critical pieces of information mainly focusing on cybersecurity, IoT, education, and future visions regarding emerging technologies.

Tapir Lab. would like to thank Assoc. Prof. Muhammed Ali Aydın for his visit and wish him success in ISTEC and other upcoming projects.

The interview (in Turkish) is aired online and could be accessed on Tapir Lab.’s official social media accounts and the links below:

IEEE Turkey Section Vice President @Tapir Lab.

IEEE Turkey Section Vice President, Dr. Tunçer Baykaş, was Tapir Lab.’s guest for a podcast interview last week. Dr. Baykaş provided IEEE Turkey Section’s contemporary and future visions along with several other upcoming events and activities ahead. Tapir Lab. would like to thank IEEE Turkey Section Vice President, Dr. Baykaş, for his visit and wish him success in his service.

The interview (in Turkish) is aired online and could be accessed on Tapir Lab.’s official social media accounts and the links below:

Tapir Lab. would also like to thank Nazım Can Işık for his valuable contributions in preperation of banner and publishing it in all social media platforms.

Tapir Lab. gets funded by Presidency of Defence Industries two times in a row!

The signing ceremony of Tapir Lab.’s second project “Autonomous Discovery, Guidance and Navigation with Collaborative Robots (ROBO-TİM)” has been hosted by Presidency of Defence Industry at the 13th of January. ROBO-TİM has been initiated to develop a cognitive swarm ability which is supported by artificial intelligence for the coordinated task execution of UAVs and UGVs. After KAŞİF, ROBO-TİM has become Tapir Lab.’s second project which is funded by the Presidency of Defence Industry. For more details please visit official page of PDI. (in Turkish)

Announcement video of R&D Studies of Presidency of Defence Industries. (in Turkish)

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Kaşif, developed by Tapir Lab., has been officially announced by The Minister of Industry and Technology, Mr. Varank in The Parliament Budget Gathering.

During the meetings of the 2020 Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM)’s Planning and Budget Committee, Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank presented the ongoing and completed projects. In this presentation, Multidimensional Radio Communication Signal Analysis Platform (KAŞİF) mentioned in the ongoing projects related to Artifical Intelligence. Kaşif has been developed by Ticaret EE in collaboration with TUBITAK Informatics and Information Security Research Center (BİLGEM). Ticaret EE has completed the key component Kaşif. The component has been tested in real world environments under challenging conditions and operated successfully. KAŞİF will be completed in February 2020.

(in Turkish)

Tapir Lab. @Presidency of Defense Industries Workshop!

Tapir Lab. attended the workshop organized by The Presidency of Defence Industries in Ankara, Turkey, on November 8th, 2019 along with several important shareholders active in defense industries. Beside attending the workshop, Tapir Lab. shared its results and real field performance output successfully as well for the project that is funded by The Presidency of Defence Industries.

The IEEE 16th Multi-Conference on Signals Systems and Devices was held in Sutluce!

SSD’19, Sutluce, Istanbul, Turkey

The IEEE 16th Multi-Conference on Signals Systems and Devices ( SSD’19 ) was hosted by Istanbul Commerce University and Tapir Lab. at Sütlüce, Istanbul, Turkey from 21st to 24th of March, 2019. During the conference 4 plenary sessions, 4 keynote lectures and 28 oral sessions was held.

SSD’19 multi-conference is organized to include 4 conferences covering different fundamental and applied aspects:

  1. “Int. Conf. on Systems, Automation & Control” (SAC)
  2. “Int. Conf. on Conference on Power Systems & Smart Energies” (PSE)
  3. “Int. Conf. on Communication, Signal Processing & Information Technology” (CSP)
  4. “Int. Conf. on Sensors, Circuits and Instrumentation Systems” (SCI)

SSD’19 secretariat has received 249 submissions from 28 countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, P.R. China, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA. Each paper has been reviewed by at least two reviewers of the program committee which consisted of more than 100 scientists from more than 30 countries. Only 144 papers have been accepted.

SSD’19 was the largest conferece hosted by Istanbul Commerce University and organized by Tapir Lab. Specialists from different countries gathered together to discuss and present novalities in the field of signals, systems and devices. Also, SSD’19 provided the possibility of meeting with engineers and scientist to the students of Istanbul Commerce University.

Tapir Lab. took active part in various ways in SSD’19 including transportation, accommodation, organization handling, logistics, and gala dinner. SSD’19 has been a great success for Tapir Lab. as well!

Tapir Lab. @ TAMU

Sezer Can Tokgöz, a former Tapir Lab. member in EE Department at Istanbul Commerce University (ICU), has been accepted into Ph.D. program with full-scholarship in EE Department at Texas A&M University at College Station, TX. Sezer Can Tokgöz, as being both EE undergraduate and graduate level student at ICU, will be pursuing his Ph.D. studies along with Scott Miller and Khalid Qaraqe who are the two prominent researchers in the field of wireless communications and statistical signal processing. EE Department would like to congratulate him and Tapir Lab. and appreciate the effort he put in on the projects carried out in both EE Department and Tapir Lab. during his time in here!

A complete interview with Sezer Can Tokgöz could be found on this link {in Turkish}.

Istanbul Development Agency granted Tapir Lab.

Tapir Lab. have been granted by Istanbul Development Agency (ISTKA in Turkish) under the financial support for “Innovative and Creative Istanbul” chapter with the project entitled “Istanbul Digital Forensic Laboratory.”

Under the supervision of Rector’s Office at Istanbul Commerce University, Tapir Lab. will be the lead and coordinator of the project whose partnership includes:

  • Governorship Of Istanbul
  • Istanbul Chamber Of Commerce
  • Turkish Informatics Industry Association
  • International Cybersecurity Federation

along with the main technical participant, Volfram Information Technologies Trade. Co. Ltd.

First milestone for Kaşif!

Tapir Lab. successfully passed the first progress period of “Kaşif,” funded by The Undersecretariat for Defence Industries. Tapir Lab. exhibited a prototype operating in real-time in a real tactical field on July 31st, 2018. The prototype developed demonstrated a great real world field performance. Next stage of the project has already begun and prototype is being accessorized with extra features.