Resume of Associate Professor Erdinç Altuğ
4th of July 2014
RESUME
1. Contact Information:
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Erdinç Altuğ
Associate Professor (tenured on September 28 2012)
Ankara, 1974
Married
ITU Makina Fakültesi, Oda no: 442, Đnönü Cad. No: 65,
Gümüşsuyu/Beyoğlu, Đstanbul, 34439
(212) 293-1300 x2838
(212) 245-0795
[email protected]
http://www.erdincaltug.com
2. Education and Academic History:
1885-89:
1989-92:
1992-96:
1996-98:
1999-2003:
2004-2007:
2007-2013:
2013-… :
Middle School, Edirne Anatolian High School
High School, Ankara Atatürk Anatolian High School
Mechanical Engineering B.Sc. Education, Middle East Technical
University, Ankara, Turkey
Master of Science Education, Carnegie Mellon University, PA. USA
Doctorate Education, University of Pennsylvania, PA. USA
Đstanbul Technical University (ĐTÜ) Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lecturer
ĐTÜ Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Professor
ĐTÜ Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor
3. Research Areas
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Design and Control of Robotics / Mechatronic Systems,
Vision for Robotic Systems, Autonomous Ground Vehicles
4. Languages:
English, Fluent (ÜDS Exam grade 86,25)
5. Computer Skills:
Analyze Software: ProEngineer, Cadkey, Mathcad, Matlab, RTW, Simulink
Languages: C++, Fortran, HTML
Packet Programs: Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Unix
6. Dissertation Title and Advisors:
“Vision Based Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with Applications to an
Autonomous Four Rotor Helicopter, Quadrotor”, Prof. Camillo J. Taylor and Prof. James
P. Ostrowski
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7. Teaching Activities:
2013-2014 Spring Semester:
IML-322 Đmalatta Otomasyon
MAK-324E Theory of Machines
2013-2014 Fall Semester:
MAK-322E Theory of Machines
MKN-401 Mekatroniğin Temelleri
MAK-331E System Dynamics and Control
2012-2013 Spring Semester:
IML-322 Đmalatta Otomasyon
MAK-322E Theory of Machines
MAK-200 Atölye
2012-2013 Fall Semester:
MKN-401 Mekatroniğin Temelleri
MAK-331E System Dynamics and Control
IML-325E Measurements & Instrumentation
MAK-200E Machine Shop Practice
2011-2012 Spring Semester:
IML-322 Đmalatta Otomasyon
MKM-512 Mekatronik Sistem Tasarımı (Graduate Course)
MAK-322 Makina Teorisi
2011-2012 Fall Semester:
MKN-401 Mekatroniğin Temelleri
MAK-331E System Dynamics and Control
2010-2011 Spring Semester:
IML-322 Đmalatta Otomasyon
MKM-512 Mekatronik Sistem Tasarımı (Graduate Course)
BIL-108E Introduction to Scientific and Engineering Computing
2010-2011 Fall Semester:
MAK-331E System Dynamics and Control
2009-2010 Spring Semester:
IML-322 Đmalatta Otomasyon
2009-2010 Fall Semester:
MKM-503E Mechatronic System Components (Graduate Course)
MAK-501E Engineering Mathematics (Graduate Course)
MAK-331E System Dynamics and Control
2008-2009 Spring Semester:
IML-322 Đmalatta Otomasyon
MKM-596 Mekatronik Seminer (Graduate Course)
2008-2009 Fall Semester:
MKM-503E Mechatronic System Components (Graduate Course)
MAK-411E Experimental Methods in Mech. Eng.
MAK-331E System Dynamics and Control
2007-2008 Spring Semester:
MAK-501E Engineering Mathematics (Graduate Course)
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IML-322 Đmalatta Otomasyon
MKM-596 Mekatronik Seminer (Graduate Course)
2007-2008 Fall Semester:
MKM-503E Mechatronic System Components (Graduate Course)
MAK-501E Engineering Mathematics (Graduate Course)
MAK-411E Experimental Methods in Mech. Eng.
2006-2007 Spring Semester:
MKM-512 Mekatronik Sistem Tasarımı (Graduate Course)
IML-322 Đmalatta Otomasyon
MKM-596 Mekatronik Seminer (Graduate Course)
2006-2007 Fall Semester:
MKM-503E Mechatronic System Components (Graduate Course)
MAT-201 Diferansiyel Denklemler
MAK-411E Experimental Methods in Mech. Eng.
2005-2006 Spring Semester:
MAT-202 Sayısal Yöntemler
IML-322 Đmalatta Otomasyon
2004-2005 Spring Semester:
Kara Harp Okulunda Statik ve Dinamik dersleri
2004-2005 Fall Semester:
MAT-202 Sayısal Yöntemler
8. Awards:
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Awarded with MSc and PhD education fellowship by National Education
Department of Turkey due to the exam success in 1997 YLS national exam.
TÜBĐTAK journal encouragement award 2005, 2013
9. Work Experience - Internships:
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Instructor, Đstanbul Technical University, (February 2004–March 2007)
Instructor, Kara Harp Okulu (March 2005 – November 2005) (Military duty)
Teaching Assistant, Middle East Technical University, September 1996 – August
1997.
Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, January 2003 - September 2003.
Internship, Project Engineer, Borusan Amortisör, Çorlu, Summer 1995.
Internship, Production Engineer, OTOTEK A.Ş., Çerkezköy, Summer 1994.
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10. Other Activities:
a) Reviewer for Journal and Conferences:
Performing reviewer of multiple journals on the Science Citation Index, and conferences.
Some of these are:
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IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part C: Applications
and Reviews
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
IEEE Transactions on Robotics
Aerospace Science and Technology Journal
International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems
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TÜBĐTAK TEYDEB project reviewer.
TÜBĐTAK Project reviewer.
ĐTÜRO 2009 Robotic Competition reviewer
FLL First Lego League Türkiye Robotic Matches Đstanbul, March 2008, Jury
c) Other Duties:
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2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems International
Conference Organizing committee member (Denver, CO, USA)
2013 Otomatik Kontrol National Toplantısı ve Sergisi (TOK 2013), National
Program committee member
2011 International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA
2011) Program committee member
2007 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium International Conference (Đstanbul, June
13-15 2007) Organizing committee member (Registration Chair)
ĐTÜ Interdisciplinary Mechatronic Graduate Program Acting board member (20072009)
ĐTÜ Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Quality Assurance board member
d) Scientific and Non-scientific Memberships:
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IEEE and IEEE Robotics and Automation groups membership
PENN, CMU and ODTÜ Alumni Societies member
11. Projects:
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(Manager) Đstanbul Technical University BAP unit “Kanat çırparak uçan bir mikro
hava aracının tasarımı ve kontrolü” project is continuing.
(Manager) Đstanbul Technical University BAP biriminden “Mikro hava araçlarının
bilinmeyen ortamlarda görüntü temelli kontrolü” Project is completed (02.11.2010 –
29.01.2013).
(Researcher) SANTEZ Project "Otomatik Dingil Đndirme Sistemi", completed.
(ĐTÜ Advisor) Acted as advisor on Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge – GCDC,
performed on 14 - 15 May 2011 in Holland. This was a team work of student and
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advisors at Đstanbul Technical University, Okan University, Arel University. Our
team, Mekar, took the 7th place in general ranking.
(Manager) Türkiye Bilimsel Araştırma Kurumu (TÜBĐTAK) National Young
Research Carrier Development Funding “Đnsansız Hava Araçlarının Görsel Kontrolü
ve Görsel Verinin Yönlendirme Uygulamalarında Kullanılması”, completed. (1
February 2008 - 1 February 2010).
(Manager) Funded by a program to support industry oriented thesis between Đstanbul
Technical University and Arçelik A.Ş. “Çamaşır Makinesinde Yük Algılama Sensörü
Uygulamaları”, project completed. (19 November 2007 - 30 June 2010).
As of July 2014, there are two Project in review.
12. Graduate Students Thesis Advising:
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Bora Erginer (Quadrotor VTOL Aracının Modellemesi ve Kontrolü, June 2007)
Başar Denizer (Real-time Simultaneous Localization and Mapping for Mobile
Robots, June 2008)
Burcu Aytekin (Camera based vehicle detection and tracking, December 2008)
Metin Tarhan (Quadrotor Hava Aracının Katadioptrik Đmgelerdeki Kaçış Noktaları
Kullanılarak Kontrol Edilmesi, June 2009)
Ahmet Yörükoğlu (Çamaşır Makinelerinde oluşan dengesiz yükün ağırlığının, yatay
ve açısal konumunun belirlenmesi, January 2010)
Zehra Ceren (Görsel Servo Kontrol Yöntemi Kullanılarak Bir Đnsansız Hava Aracının
Kontrol Edilmesi, June 2010)
Onurcan Şahin (Design and Control of Visual Servomechanism System for
Automating Corneal Linking Treatment on Keratoconus Patients, February 2011)
Murat Can Turan, “Akıllı Ulaşım Sistemleri ve Araçsal Ağların Kullanıldığı Adaptif
Seyir Kontrol Sistemi Benzetimi”, December 2011.
C. Bora Yiğit, “Mikro hava araçlarının görüntü ile kontrol edilmesi”, June 2012
Taylan Keleş, “Mekanik süspansiyonlu yol kamyonlarından otomatik dingil indirme
sistemi”, September 2013.
Osman Uğur Acar, “Mekanik süspansiyonlu kamyonlarda otomatik dingil indirme
sistemi altyapısının oluşturulması”, September 2013.
Fatih Şenkul, Continuing thesis studies.
Bulut Kırca, Continuing thesis studies.
Abdurrahman Đşbitirici, Continuing thesis studies.
Undergraduate Graduation Design Project Advising:
1. Cansu Özgünlü, Uğur Erken (Title: Design of the automation system of the final
sorting station of side panel cutting unit at an home appliance factory, June 2012).
2. Bilal Taş, Anıl Demirci (Title: Design and manufacturing of a small sized Unmanned
Aerial Vehicle, June 2011).
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3. Ömer Şahin Taş, Koray Sevindi (Title: Design of the automatic gas and brake
systems of the GCDC race car, June 2011).
13. Publications:
Ph.D. Dissertationa:
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Erdinç Altuğ, “Vision Based Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with Applications to
an Autonomous Four Rotor Helicopter, Quadrotor”, Ph.D. Thesis, Department of
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.,
December 2003.
International Book Chapters:
1. Erdinç Altuğ, James P. Ostrowski and Camillo J. Taylor, ‘Vision Based Control of Model
Helicopters”, Mobile Robots, Moving Intelligence, Advanced Robotic Systems
International and pro literature Verlag, ISBN 3-86611-284-X, December 2006.
2. Metin Tarhan, Erdinç Altuğ, “A Catadioptric and Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera Pair Object
Tracking System for UAVs”, at the book Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Kimon P.
Valavanis (Editor), Springer; 1st Edition, pp. 119-134, ISBN: 978-94-007-1109-9,
February 2011.
3. Zehra Ceren, Erdinç Altuğ, “Image Based and Hybrid Visual Servo Control of an
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle”, at the book “Recent Developments in Unmanned Aircraft
Systems”, Kimon P. Valavanis (Editor), Springer; ISBN-13: 978-9400730328, March 21,
2012.
International Journals:
1. Onurcan Şahin, Erdinç Altuğ, ”Design and control of a visual servomechanism for
automating corneal cross linking treatment on keratoconus patients”, Turkish Journal of
Electricl Engineering & Computer Sciences dergisine kabul edilmiştir, 2014.
2. Ahmet Yörükoğlu, Erdinç Altuğ, “Estimation of Unbalanced Loads in Washing
Machines using Fuzzy Neural Networks”,IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics,
Volume: 18, Issue: 3, pp. 1182 – 1190, DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2012.2199510, June
2013.
3. L. Güvenç, Đ. M. C. Uygan, K. Kahraman, R. Karaahmetoğlu, Đ. Altay, M. Şentürk, M. T.
Emirler, A. E. H. Karcı, B. A. Güvenç, E. Altuğ, M. C. Turan, Ö. Ş. Taş, E. Bozkurt, Ü.
Özgüner, K. Redmill, A. Kurt, B. Efendioğlu, “Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control
Implementation of Team Mekar at the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge”, IEEE
Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 1062 –
1074, September 2012.
4. Bora Erginer, Erdinç Altuğ, “Design and Implementation of a Hybrid Fuzzy Logic
Controller for a Quadrotor VTOL Vehicle”, International Journal of Control,
Automation, and Systems, Vol 10, No 1, pp. 1-10, 2012.
5. Zehra Ceren, Erdinç Altuğ, “Image Based and Hybrid Visual Servo Control of an
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle”, Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, Volume 65, Issue
1, Page 325-344, DOI: 10.1007/s10846-011-9582-4, 2012.
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6. Metin Tarhan, Erdinç Altuğ, “EKF Based Attitude Estimation and Stabilization of a
Quadrotor UAV Using Vanishing Points in Catadioptric Images”, Journal of Intelligent &
Robotic Systems, Volume 62, Numbers 3-4, 587-607, DOI: 10.1007/s10846-010-9459-y,
2011.
7. Metin Tarhan, Erdinç Altuğ, “A Catadioptric and Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera Pair Object
Tracking System for UAVs”, Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, Volume 61,
Numbers 1-4, 119-134, DOI: 10.1007/s10846-010-9504-x, January 2011.
8. Burcu Aytekin, Erkin Dincmen, Bilin Aksun Guvenc, Erdinc Altug, Levent
Guvenc, Serhan Danis, Tankut Acarman, Volkan Sezer, Oncu Ararat, Sinan Oncu,
“Framework for Development of Driver Adaptive Warning and Assistance Systems that
will be Triggered by a Driver Inattention Monitor” International Journal of Vehicle
Design 2010, Vol 52, No:1/2/3/4, pp. 20-37.
9. Erdinç Altuğ, James Ostrowski ve Camillo J. Taylor, Control of a Quadrotor Helicopter
Using Dual Camera Visual Feedback, The International Journal of Robotics Research,
Vol. 24, No. 5, 329-341, 2005.
International Conference Papers:
1. Fatih Şenkul, Erdinç Altuğ, “Adaptive Control of a Tilt – Roll Rotor Quadrotor UAV ”,
International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS'14), Florida USA, 2730 May 2014.
2. O. U. Acar, T. Keleş, Z. Koç, Ş. Güner, M. Duruş, E. Altuğ, L. Güvenç, “Development of
Automatic Lift Axle System for Trucks with Mechanical Suspensions”, accepted for
presentation in the IFAC Workshop on Advances in Control and Automation Theory
for Transportation Applications (ACATTA 2013).
3. Fatih Şenkul, Erdinç Altuğ, “Modeling and Control of a Novel Tilt – Roll Rotor
Quadrotor UAV”, has been accepted for publication in the proceedings of the 2013
International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS'13).
4. Bora Yiğit, Erdinç Altuğ, “Visual attitude stabilization of a unmanned helicopter in
unknown environments with an embedded single-board computer”, IEEE International
Symposium on Robotic and Sensors Environments (ROSE), pp. 49 – 54, 16-18 Nov.
2012.
5. M.C. Turan, A.E. Hartavi, and E. Altuğ, “Development of a Rule Based Upper Level
Control Algorithm for a Co-operative Vehicle in Automated Highway System”, IEEE
International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety (ICVES’12), pp. 454-459,
Đstanbul, Turkey, July 24-27, 2012.
6. Burcu Aytekin, Erdinç Altuğ, “Increasing Driving Safety with a Multiple Vehicle
Detection and Tracking System using Ongoing Vehicle Shadow Information”, Systems
Man and Cybernetics (SMC), 2010 IEEE International Conference on (1062-922X) (9781-4244-6586-6).
7. Zehra Ceren, Erdinç Altuğ, “Vision-based Servo Control of a Quadrotor Air Vehicle”,
IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and
Automation (CIRA2009), DCC, Daejeon, Korea, December 15 - 18, 2009.
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8. Başar Denizer, Erdinç Altuğ, “Design of a Cheap Tracked Mobile Robot for Map
Building Tasks”, IEEE IECON 2009 the 35th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial
Electronics Society, Porto, Portugal, pp. 2219-2224, 3-5 November 2009.
9. Metin Tarhan, Erdinç Altuğ, “Control of a Quadrotor Air Vehicle by Vanishing Points in
Catadioptric Images”, IEEE ISOT 2009 International Symposium on Optomechatronic
Technologies Istanbul, Turkey, 21-23 September 2009.
10. Ahmet Yörükoğlu, Erdinç Altuğ, “Determining the Mass and Angular Position of the
Unbalanced Load in Horizontal Washing Machines”, 2009 IEEE/ASME International
Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics Suntec Convention and Exhibition
Center, Singapore, pp. 118-123, July 14-17, 2009.
11. Bora Erginer, Erdinç Altuğ, “Modeling and PD Control of a Quadrotor VTOL Vehicle”,
IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium, Istanbul, June 2007.
12. Sertac Karaman, Mirac Aksugur, Taskin Baltaci, Murat Bronz, Can Kurtulus, Gokhan
Inalhan, Erdinc Altug, Levent Guvenc, “Aricopter : Aerobotic Platform for Advances in
Flight, Vision Controls and Distributed Autonomy,” IEEE Intelligent Vehicle
Symposium, 2007.
13. Erdinç Altuğ, Control of a Tethered Aerial Platform for Acquiring Aerial Images, IEEE
International Conference on Mechatronics September 2004, Aachen, Germany.
14. Erdinç Altuğ ve Camillo J. Taylor, Vision-based Pose Estimation and Control of a Model
Helicopter, IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics June 2004, Istanbul.
15. Erdinç Altuğ, James P. Ostrowski, Control of a Quadrotor Helicopter using Visual
Feedback, Proceedings of the 2002 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and
Automation, Washington, D.C., May 2002, pp. 72-77.
16. Erdinç Altuğ, James P. Ostrowski, Camillo Taylor, Quadrotor Control using Dual Visual
Feedback, Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and
Automation, Taipei, Taiwan, September 2003, pp. 4294-4299.
National Conference Papers:
1. Taylan Keleş, O. U. Acar, A. O. Öztürk, Z. Koç, M. Duruş, E. Altuğ, L. Güvenç,
“Kamyonlarda Otomatik Dingil Đndirme Sistemi Algoritması ve Simülatörü
Geliştirilmesi”, 6. Otomotiv Teknolojileri Kongresi (OTEKON), 4-5 June 2012.
2. Ahu Ece Hartavi Karcı, Đ. M. C. Uygan, M. C. Turan, R. Karaahmetoğlu, M. Şentürk, Ö.
Ş. Taş, K. Kahraman, L. Güvenç, B. A. Güvenç, Ü. Özgüner, E. Altuğ, B. Efendioğlu,
“Kooperatif Araç Tasarım ve Kontrol Esasları”, 6. Otomotiv Teknolojileri Kongresi
(OTEKON), 4-5 June 2012.
3. Burcu Aytekin, Erdinç Altuğ, “Bilgisayarlı Görü Yöntemi ile Araç Belirleme ve Takibi”,
TOK'09 Otomatik Kontrol Türk Milli Komitesi Toplantısı, Yıldız Technical University,
Đstanbul, Ekim 2009.
4. Zehra Ceren, Erdinç Altuğ, “Bilgisayarlı Quadrotor Hava Aracının Görüntü Tabanlı
Servo Kontrolü”, TOK'09 Otomatik Kontrol Türk Milli Komitesi Toplantısı, Yıldız
Technical University, Đstanbul, Ekim 2009.
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5. Başar Denizer, Erdinç Altuğ, “Harita Çıkarma Uygulamaları için Paletli bir Robot
Tasarımı”, TOK'08 Otomatik Kontrol Türk Milli Komitesi Toplantısı, Đstanbul,
November 2008.
6. Zehra Ceren, Erdinç Altuğ, “Uçan robotlarda Kamera ile Poz Tahmin
Edilmesi”, TOK'08 Otomatik Kontrol Türk Milli Komitesi Toplantısı, Đstanbul,
November 2008.
7. Serhan Daniş, Burcu Aytekin, Erkin Dinçmen, Volkan Sezer, Öncü Ararat, Sinan Öncü,
Bilin Aksun Güvenç, Tankut Acarman, Erdinç Altuğ and Levent Güvenç, “Framework
For Development Of Driver Adaptive Warning and Assistance Systems That will be
Triggered by a Driver Inattention Monitor”, OTEKON’08, 4th Automotive Technologies
Congress, June 01-04, 2008, Bursa.
8. Bora Erginer, Erdinç Altuğ, “Dört Rotorlu Bir Helikopterin Bulanık Kontrolü”, TOK'07,
Otomatik Kontrol Türk Milli Komitesi Toplantısı, September 2007, Đstanbul.
9. Erdinç Altuğ, James Ostrowski and Vijay Kumar, “Design and Control of a Quadrotor
Helicopter”, University of Pennsylvania PENN Graduate Research Symposium, 2002.
Technical Report:
1. Erdinç Altuğ, Vijay Kumar, Interpolation Methods on 3D Rigid Body Motions, CIS
Technical Report MS-CIS-03-29, 2003.
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