Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Cengiz TAPLAMACIOĞLU, Gazi University, Turkey


Prof. Dr. M.Cengiz TAPLAMACIOGLU graduated from Gazi University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Ankara, Turkey).  He received the degrees of M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Gazi University and in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU- Ankara, Turkey). He completed his  Ph.D. in Electrical, Electronics and Systems Engineering from University of Wales (Cardiff, UK). He has been a full time Professor of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering since 2000. His research interests and subjects are power systems, high voltage engineering, corona discharge and modeling, electrical field computation, measurement and modeling techniques, optical hv measurement techniques, power systems optimization and control, power systems and smart grid applications, microgrid systems, renewable energy systems, protection systems , lighting technics and applications.



Assoc. Prof. Dr. Huseyin Seker The University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK

Dr Huseyin Seker
 is a multi-disciplinary researcher and data scientist with a particular interest in big data mining, machine learning, and bio-medical and industrial applications. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, led a number of projects, delivered keynote and invited talks at several events and organised a number of conferences and special sessions. He is currently a Reader in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences of Northumbria University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK). He is also the Director of Enterprise and Engagement, and leads Bio-Health Informatics Research Team and Big Data Analytics Lab within the department. In addition to his academic duties, he is an Advisory Board Member of the North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence, Steering Group Member of Digital Catapult North East and Tees Valley, and a member of the CyberNorth Initiative in the UK. Further information about his projects and publications can be found at



Dr. S. A. Binselam, Senior Research Scientist at FM Global, Center for Property Risk Solutions


S. A. Binselam was born in 1970, in Çorum, Turkey. He finished his undergraduate studies at Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey, May 1992. He earned his first Master of Science degree in systems science from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1998, and second Master of Science degree in Geography, Majoring in Mapping Science in 2001. He worked as a research scientist at LSU Hurricane Center from 2002 to 2010. In 2013, received his Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences. He is currently working as a Senior Research Scientist at FM Global, Center for Property Risk Solutions.

His research interests include Geographic Information Systems (GIS), geodatabases design and integration, costal storm surge, storm surge modeling, Database Management Systems (DBMS), data visualization, data warehousing,  distributed systems, machine learning and high performance computing.



Dr. Hüseyin Üvet, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey


Dr. Uvet holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Kultur University which he acquired in 2004. Upon completing his undergraduate studies he started his master’s degree at Osaka University, Japan in System Engineering. Following his master’s studies on “Compact Vision System Design for Single Cell Analysis and Manipulation” at the Robotic Technologies Lab, he started his doctorate on “Micro/Nano Robotics” at the very same Robotic Technologies Lab of Osaka University, Japan.  In 2010, he continued his researches in Nagoya University, Micro-Nano System Engineering Department as a post-doctoral fellow. During this period, he worked on robotic micromanipulation, microassembly, MEMS (sensors and actuators), mechanical manipulation of biological cells and tissue
At the start of his academic studies as an undergraduate student, Dr. Uvet proved to be an ambitious and hardworking potential young scientist by having been deemed to full scholarship by Kultur University after becoming a top % 1 entrant to the university’s Computer Engineering Department. His academic quest for excellence was awarded full scholarship by the “Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) and The Japan Ministry of Education (MEXT)” agency to cover his master’s and doctorate studies between 2005 and 2010. Starting October 17, 2011, Dr. Uvet, has been appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechatronics Engineering at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. After starting his career in Turkey, He has managed and co-managed multiple medium to large-scale state assessment R&D projects, valued at over $6.000.000. He was director of Science and Technology Research and Application Center in Yildiz Technical University between 2014 to 2016. Since 2016, Dr. Uvet has taken part in several senior consulting positions in worldwide companies as Deutsche Post DHL Group R&D Center and Turkish Airlines.
Dr. Uvet is an independent and prolific researcher whose research career and research potential has been approved by independent and objective pioneers of his research topic. Some of his international and noteworthy academic awards are:

  • Best Paper Award TORK 2018 (Turkey Robotics Science Conference) for the paper entitled “A Microrobot Orientation Control of a Microrobot in Microfluidic Environment”
  • Best Paper Award TOK 2017 (Turkey Automatic Control Conference) for the paper entitled “A Microrobot Control in Liquid Environment”
  • Received third prize at TET R&D Brokerage Event 2017 with the project “new generation untethered train”
  • Received Elginkan Foundation Technology Award  2016   with  the  project  titled  "  Design  and Development of a National Endoscopic Device Based on Hydrodynamic Cavitation for Medical Applications "
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship 2010 ~ 2012
  • Best Paper Award ROBIO 2009 (IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetic) for the paper entitled “Automatic Single Cell Transfer Module
  • IROS 2009 (IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) Grassroots Fellow, sponsored by the US National Science Foundation and the Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development
  • Scholarship of “Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) and The Japan Ministry of Education (MEXT)”
Best Performance Award, “2nd Japan Vietnam International Student Seminar on Engineering Science”, Hanoi, Vietnam, December, 2007

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