OzU Computer Science Department aims to educate and graduate engineering students who can bring leadership to the region in innovative Information and Communication Technologies. Students of OzU gain a strong base in the fundamentals of Computer Science and couple this strong background with either in-depth knowledge of a selected area of specialization or in-breath knowledge of interdisciplinary topics. Summer internships after the second and third year allow students to gain real-life practical design and development experience in companies where they plan to work after graduation or gain research experience with our affiliated faculty members to prepare for graduate school. An important goal of our program is to increase sectorial and inter-disciplinary awareness among our students and to provide them with good communication skills. OzU Computer Science Department aims to educate and graduate engineering students who can bring leadership to the region in innovative Information and Communication Technologies. Students of OzU gain a strong base in the fundamentals of Computer Science and couple this strong background with either in-depth knowledge of a selected area of specialization or in-breath knowledge of interdisciplinary topics. Summer internships after the second and third year allow students to gain real-life practical design and development experience in companies where they plan to work after graduation or gain research experience with our affiliated faculty members to prepare for graduate school. An important goal of our program is to increase sectorial and inter-disciplinary awareness among our students and to provide them with good communication skills.
$ 7,500Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 240 ECTS
In the first year students attend fundamental courses in natural sciences such as mathematics and physics and take compulsory computer programming and business classes. In the second year, student advance their skills in mathematics, while they also learn digital circuit design leading to modern computer architecture. All these courses are coupled with hands-on, practical lab sessions. In the Programming Studio class they learn modern and advanced software engineering techniques and tools. Data structures, algorithm analysis, and database design courses give them a strong theoretical foundation. At the end of the second year, OzU Computer Science students do their internship either in the industry or as a research assistant in one of our research centers based on their fields of interest. In the third year students take the compulsory courses in CS such as the programming languages, advanced algorithm analysis, operating systems and computer networks. They can also select electives from a wide spectrum of available courses including software architecture, data mining, parallel and distributed systems, computer graphics, and many more. Students can also advance written and communication skills as well as business skills by taking elective courses from other departments. At the end of the third year, they will be able to find internships easily for their matching skills as they have made significant progress towards attaining an engineering degree from OzU. In the fourth year, students will take a two-semester project-based design course to turn their background knowledge into practice and specialize in a field of interest. To support their projects and expertise area, they will also take elective engineering courses.
Professor, Dean of Engineering and Director of The Institute of Physical SciencesDr. Civanlar is Dean of School of Engineering and Director of the Institute of Physical Sciences at Ozyegin Univ., Istanbul. He was a VP in DOCOMO USA Labs, Palo Alto, 2006 - 2008, and a visiting Prof. of Computer Engineering at Koc Univ., Istanbul, 2002- 2006. He is on advisory boards of Vidyo Inc., USA and Argela Tech. Inc., Turkey.
Before Koc University, he was head of Visual Comm. Research Dept. at AT&T Labs-Research, where he worked since '91. Prior to that, he was at Pixel Machines Dept. of Bell Labs. His career started in the Center for Comm. and Signal Proc. of NCSU, upon receiving his ECE PhD in 84 from the same university. He received his BS and MS degrees in EE from METU, Turkey.
He has numerous publications, several contributions to international standards, and over forty patents. He is a recipient of 1985 Senior Award of the ASSP. His current research interests include networked video and multimedia with emphasis on the Internet and wireless systems.
Dr. Civanlar is a Fulbright scholar and a member of Sigma Xi. He served as an editor for IEEE Trans. on Comm. and Trans. on Multimedia, JASP and EURASIP Image Comm. He served as a member of MMSP and MDSP TCs of the Sig. Proc. Society. Dr. Civanlar is a fellow of IEEE.
Personal Web Page: http://www.ozyegin.edu.tr/AKADEMIK-PROGRAMLAR/Muhendislik-Fakultesi/Electrical-Electronics-Engineering/People/Profile-Page?username=rehacE-mail: Reha.Civanlarozyegin.edu.tr
Phone: +(90)216-564 93 43
Professor - Department HeadA. Tanju Erdem was born in Isparta, Turkey, in 1965. He received a B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a B.S. degree in Physics in 1986 from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. He received an M.S. degree in 1988 and a Ph.D. degree in 1990, both in Electrical Engineering, from University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA. He was a member of the Research Laboratories of Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, USA, from 1990 to 1998, where he worked on various aspects of video processing including compression, restoration, and motion tracking. He has co-founded and served as the CTO of Momentum A.S., a digital media technologies company established in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1998. He has served on the MPEG committee from 1991 to 1998, where he has participated in the development of the MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 standards. He currently serves as the Turkey Chapter Chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and as an Associate Editor for Signal Processing: Image Communication. Dr. Erdem holds 8 U.S. patents in the fields of video processing and computer graphics and has authored and co-authored more than 60 technical publications in these fields.
Dr. Ismail Ari received his PhD degree in 2004 from Computer Science Department of University of California, Santa Cruz. Between 2004-2009 he worked as a researcher in Hewlett Packard Labs in Silicon Valley, USA. His research interests include cloud computing, service-oriented architectures, data mining, data stream processing, complex event processing and networked storage systems. He has international publications and US patents related to these topics. After joining Özyegin University in 2009 he has received several awards and research grants including IBM Top Faculty Contributor Award, EU Marie Curie IRG (International Reintegration Grant), and TÜBITAK (Turkish NSF) National Young Researcher Carreer Award. Dr. Ari is a member of IEEE, ACM and a founding member of the IBM Cloud Academy.
Personal Web Page: http://faculty.ozyegin.edu.tr/ismailari/E-mail: Ismail.Ariozyegin.edu.tr
Dr. Baris Aktemur received his B.S. degree from the Computer Engineering Department of Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey in 2003. He then received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in 2005 and 2009, respectively, both in Computer Science. During his doctoral study, he was appointed as a research and teaching assistant. Dr. Aktemur's research interests include theory and applications of runtime program generation, programming language design, analysis and semantics, and software engineering.
Personal Web Page: http://faculty.ozyegin.edu.tr/aktemurE-mail: Baris.Aktemurozyegin.edu.tr
Hasan Sözer received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in computer engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey, in 2002 and 2004, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2009 from the University of Twente, The Netherlands. From 2002 until 2005, he worked as a software engineer at Aselsan Inc. in Turkey. From 2009 until 2011, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Twente. He has been working as an assistant professor at Özyegin University since 2011.
Personal Web Page: http://faculty.ozyegin.edu.tr/hsozerE-mail: hasan.sozerozyegin.edu.tr
Phone: +90 216-564-9383
Assistant ProfessorErhan Oztop earned his Ph.D. at the University of Southern California in 2002. In the same year, he joined the Computational Neuroscience Laboratories at Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) in Japan where he worked as a researcher until 2004. Immediately after, he joined the JST ICORP Computational Project as a researcher, and later became a group leader (2004-2008). Currently, he is a senior researcher of ATR Cognitive Mechanisms Laboratories where he is leading the Communication and Cognitive Cybernetics group. He holds a visiting associate professor position at Osaka University and is also affiliated with NICT, Biological ICT group. He will work as a Faculty Member at Ozyegin University - School of Engineering beginning from September 2011.
His research interests include computational and cognitive neuroscience, human-robot interaction and computational modeling and analysis of intelligent behavior.
Personal Web Page: http://ozurobotics.ozyegin.edu.tr/eoztop/E-mail: erhan.oztopozyegin.edu.tr
Phone: (90) 216 5649392
Dr. Murat Sensoy received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering in 2001 from Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. He received his M.S. degree in 2004 and Ph.D. degree in 2008, both in Computer Engineering from the same university. Shortly after completing his Ph.D, he joined the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK as a research fellow where he made significant contributions to network and information sciences projects funded by the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). Dr. Sensoy has visited Carnegie Melon University (CMU), US Army Research Laboratory (ARL), and IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. He developed semantic reasoning mechanisms for sensor networks, which are currently used by ARL and IBM. His research interests include Web Intelligence, Semantic Web, Trust/Reputation, and Multiagent Systems. In these areas, he has published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Following his joining to Özyegin University, the University of Aberdeen awarded him an honorary assistant professorship position.
Associate ProfessorM. Oguz Sunay is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Özyegin University, Istanbul, Turkey since 2009. He was a Research Engineer at Nokia Research Center, USA between 1996-1998, a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, USA between 1998-2001 and a faculty member at Koç University, Turkey between 2001-2009. He received his B.Sc. degree from METU, Turkey and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Queen's University, Canada.
Dr. Sunay's current research interests include cross-layer, spectrally efficient design of wireless systems for multimedia services, adaptive resource allocation techniques, diversity techniques, relay and peer-to-peer networks. He has authored numerous articles in these areas at refereed journals and international conferences and has over 25 US and European patents.
He has served and contributed in various telecommunications standards bodies on cdma2000, 1xEV-DO and 1xEV-DV. Dr Sunay was a guest co-editor for the January 2000 issue of the IEEE Communications Magazine, titled "Telecommunications at the Start of the New Millennium" and served as the co-chair of the Wireless Communications Symposium at the IEEE ICC 2006 conference held in Istanbul. He was an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters in 2000-2005 and an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications in 2004-2006. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.
Personal Web Page: http://faculty.ozyegin.edu.tr/sunayE-mail: Oguz.Sunayozyegin.edu.tr
H. Fatih Ugurdag
Assistant ProfessorDr. H. Fatih Ugurdag, a former veteran of Silicon Valley, received his PhD from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Electrical Engineering & Applied Physics in 1995. He received a BS in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE) as well as a BS in Physics from Bosporus University in 1986. He went to CWRU as a TA and did an MS thesis on machine vision (finished in 1989) and a PhD dissertation on parallel HW design. He worked in the industry in the USA non-stop between 1989-2004 at companies such as GE, GM, Lucent, Juniper, and Nvidia as a machine vision engineer, EDA software developer, and chip designer. Later (2005-2010) he was a faculty member at Bahçesehir University in the EEE Dept. and then in Computer Engineering. He is also a consultant at Vestek Pixellence R&D group of Vestel in ITU Technopark (since May 2007). Dr. Ugurdag occasionally serves as an adjunct faculty member at Bosporus University and has ongoing funded research projects jointly conducted with Bosporus. His research interests span the areas of ASIC/SOC/FPGA design/automation, embedded systems, machine vision, educational software/web tools, and intelligent transportation systems.
Personal Web Page: http://ugurdag.comE-mail: fatih.ugurdagozyegin.edu.tr
Phone: +90 216-564-9436
Assistant ProfessorHe obtained an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Bogazici University in 1999 and a PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2005. After PhD, he has worked at the R&D groups of three small companies in USA for five years. He played lead role in the development of a large-vocabulary speech recognition system for three years and the development of an embedded text-to-speech synthesis system for one year.
Dr Demiroglu's research and consulting activities are focused on speech recognition, speech synthesis, speech analysis/coding, speech enhancement, and medical applications of the speech processing field.
Eda Baykan received her Bachelor degrees in Computer Eng. and Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Koc University in 2004.
She got PhD in Computer Science from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne(EPFL) in 2009. Her research interests are data mining and information retrieval. Currently she works at Vestel Research and Development Center.
AdjunctMetin Inanç has BS and MS degrees in Computer Engineering from Bogaziçi Üniversitesi. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2008. While in Bogaziçi he enjoyed spelunking with BÜMAK and was a proud member of NETLAB. Due to the lack of caves in the Northeast US he moved his outdoor activities up and out and became an avid hiker. First with AMC and then with a loosely coupled bunch of people who called themselves New York Backpackers. Before his return to Turkey he enjoyed a number of mountain ascents and traverses all of which left indelible memories. He is currently with Vestel where he is part of the Software Group. Here at Özyegin he will enjoy teaching a number of graduate and undergraduate courses.
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There are scholarships available based on International Baccalaureate, ABITUR, Matura and French Baccalaureate diplomas, completion of AP program and performance in International Science Olympiads. You will also have the opportunity to improve your scholarship status after admission to OzU by demonstrating high academic performance in your classes (academic merit scholarships).
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