Keynote Speaker of ICEEE 2018


Prof Dr. Kemal Leblebicioğlu

Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Kemal Leblebicioğlu is a full professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of METU since 1999. He has a background in optimization, optimal control theory, computer vision, intelligent systems, flight control, walking robots and unmanned vehicles. He got a Ph.D. from the Mathematics Department of Middle East Technical University, on 1988, His Ph.D. thesis is "An Optimal Control Problem with Nonlinear Elliptic State Equations".  He is in several IFAC technical committees. He was the editor of the Journal “ELEKTRIK” published by TUBITAK (Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council) from 1996 to 2009. He is in the editorial board of several Turkish technical journals. He conducted several R&D projects as project leader and researcher, gave consultancy to several civilian and government research centers. Nowadays he makes research on decision making systems and on unmanned vehicles, in particular, unmanned air and underwater vehicles. He is the director of unmanned sea vehicles division of METU/Biltir Center.  Additionally, He is one of the co-owners and co-partners of the company Desistek which is specialized in unmanned sea vehicles, in particular ROVs and buoys.

Prof. Dr. Ferat SAHIN, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Dr. Ferat Sahin received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  In September 2000, he joined Rochester Institute of Technology, where he is a Professor.  He is also the director of Multi Agent Bio-Robotics Laboratory at RIT.  His current research interests are System of Systems Simulation and Modeling, Swarm Intelligence, Robotics, MEMS Materials Modeling, MEMS-based Microrobots, Micro Actuators, Distributed Computing, Decision Theory, Pattern Recognition, Distributed Multi-agent Systems, and Structural Bayesian Network Learning. In addition to conference and journal publications in these areas, he is also the co-author of two books: “Experimental and Practical Robotics” and “Intelligent Control Systems with an Introduction to System of Systems Engineering” by CRC Press. Dr. Sahin has been a reviewer for leading journals and conferences in both the IEEE and other organizations. He serves as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Computers and Electrical Engineering and as an Associate Editor for IEEE Systems Journal and AutoSoft Journal.  He is a member of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, Robotics and Automation Society, and Computational Intelligence Society.

Locally, Dr. Sahin has served as Secretary (2003) and section Vice-chair (2004 and 2005) in the IEEE Rochester Section.  He has also been the Faculty Advisor of IEEE student chapter at Rochester Institute of Technology from 2001 to 2003. He has served as the Student Activities chair for the IEEE SMC Society in 2001, 2002, and 2003. He was the Secretary of the IEEE SMC Society from 2003 to 2006. Dr. Sahin received an “Outstanding Contribution Award” for his service as the SMC Society Secretary. He also served as the Treasurer of the IEEE SMC Society in 2011.  He is also a member of the SMC Strategic Opportunities and Initiatives Committee and the SMC Technical Committee on System of Systems Engineering.  He was the Publication Co-Chair for the IEEE SMC International Conference on System of Systems Engineering (SOSE 2007),as the Technical Co-chair of the IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering (SOSE 2008 and SOSE 2009), and the general chair of SOSE 2011 conference and is the general co-chair of SoSE2013.

Prof. Dr. Cengiz TAPLAMACIOĞLU, Gazi University, Turkey

Dr. M.Cengiz TAPLAMACIOGLU graduated from Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Gazi University (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) and received the degree of Ph.D. in Electrical, Electronics and System 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, protection systems , lighting technics and applications.





Speakers on ICEEE 2017



Assoc. Prof. Dr. Huseyin Seker

The University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK

Dr Huseyin Seker is a multi-disciplinary researcher with a particular interest in big data mining, machine learning, and bio-medical and industrial applications. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, lead 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 member of the CyberNorth Initiative in the UK. Further information about his projects and publications can be found at


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 using microfluidics devices.At the start of his academic studies as an undergraduate student, Dr. Uvet 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. He received Best Conference Paper Award 2009 - ROBIO 2009 (IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics) for the paper entitled "Automatic Single Cell Transfer Module". Starting October 17, 2011, Dr. Uvet, has been appointed at the Department of Mechatronics Engineering at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey.