Tapir Lab. @IEEE Turkey Section Science Awards 2019 Ceremony

The IEEE Turkey Section Science Awards 2019 Ceremony which was postponed to the end of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic was held on October 3rd, 2020 at IEEE Turkey Section Official YouTube Channel. IEEE Turkey Section wanted to congratulate success and encourage scientists even under pandemic conditions. Additionally, the IEEE Turkey Section hosted two distinguished guests; IEEE President-Elect 2020 Susan Kathy Land and Awards Board Vice Chair Karen Panetta. After the presentations of guests, ten scientists have been awarded in Lifetime Achievement, Exemplary Service, Research Encouragement, and Dissertation categories. IEEE Turkey Section PDEA Coordinator and Tapir Lab.’s Director Assoc. Prof Serhan Yarkan has presented one of the Dissertation Awards to Dr. Hamideh Ramezani whose Dissertation is titled Communication Theoretical Foundations of Nervous System. You can watch the entire ceremony on the YouTube Channel of the IEEE Turkey Section. List of awards and awardees are also listed below.

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  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Prof. Bülent Sankur
  • Exemplary Service Award – Prof. Engin Erzin
  • Research Encouragement Award – Assistant Prof. Ercüment Çiçek
  • Research Encouragement Award – Prof. Hazım Ekenel
  • Research Encouragement Award – Associate Prof. Sedat Nizamoğlu
  • Dissertation Award – Dr. M. Furkan Keskin
    • Dissertation Title: Visible Light Positioning Systems: Fundamental Limits, Algorithms and Resource Allocation Approaches
  • Dissertation Award – Dr. Hamideh Ramezani
    • Dissertation Title: Communication Theoretical Foundations of Nervous System
  • Dissertation Award – Assistant Prof. Semiha Tedik Başaran
    • Dissertation Title: Relaying Opportunities for Wireless Networks by Applying Network Coding
  • Dissertation Award – Dr. Hasan Uluşan
    • Dissertation Title: Ultra-Low Power Interface Electronics Design for Fully Implantable Cochlear Implants
  • Dissertation Award – Dr. Farshad Miramirkhani
    • Dissertation Title: Channel Modelling and Characterization for Visible Light Communications: Indoor Vehicular and Underwater Channels

Tapir Lab. @IEEE Region 8 Virtual SYP Congress – Day 13

The IEEE Region 8 Virtual Students and Young Professionals (vSYP) Congress took place from September 14th – 26th, 2020 virtually on Crowdcast. Last day of the Congress was hosted by IEEE Turkey Section and IEEE Turkey Section Vice-Chair Dr. Tunçer Baykaş, Treasurer Simay Akar, Student Activities Coordinator Dr. Murat Tümer, Young Professionals AG Ömer Melih Gül, and Professional Development and Educational Activities Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Serhan Yarkan have attended the Congress, and introduced the IEEE Turkey section, and some of the organizational activities. On the 13th day of the Congress, three different speakers have presented and one discussion panel has been organized. Additionally, SAC and YP have presented and announced awards won by members from Region 8.

Tapir Lab. @IEEE Turkey Students and Young Professional Congress

The IEEE Turkey Student Branches and Young Professionals Congress takes place from August 20th – 23rd at IEEE Turkey Student Branches Youtube channel. On the first day of the Congress, IEEE SAC Chair Dr. Elisa Barney Smith, IEEE Turkey Section Chair Prof Dr. H. Fatih Uğurdağ, Vice-Chair Dr. Tunçer Baykaş, Treasurer Simay Akar, Student Activities Coordinator Dr. Murat Tümer and Professional Development and Educational Activities Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Serhan Yarkan have attended the Congress and delivered the opportunities, and expectations of the contemporary vision of IEEE and IEEE Turkey. Also, IEEE Turkey Student Branches Society Chairs of RAS, KÖK, and CS have presented their annual reports, and candidates of the new term have presented their plans.

Tapir Lab. @ TAMU, again!

Özgür Alaca, a Tapir Lab. member, has been accepted into Ph.D. program with full-scholarship in EE Department at Texas A&M University at College Station, TX. Özgür Alaca will be pursuing his Ph.D. studies in the field of wireless communications, deep learning, and statistical signal processing. Tapir Lab. would like to congratulate him and appreciate the effort he put in on the projects carried out at Tapir Lab. during his time in here!

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)