Özyeğin University, Çekmeköy Campus Nişantepe District, Orman Street, 34794 Çekmeköy - İSTANBUL

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Research Laboratories

Research Laboratories

Detailed information about our laboratories in which a dynamic and qualified research community, consisting of faculty members, trainees, students and technical staff from different disciplines cooperates, is listed below.

Faculty of Engineering Research Laboratories
AI@OZU - Artificial Intelligence Labotarories

Web Site: http://ailabs.ozyegin.edu.tr/
Faculty Member: Professor Erhan Öztop , Assistant Professor Reyhan Aydoğan


It is a common laboratory where Computer Engineering faculty members are conducting research in Artificial Intelligence field and allowing students to apply what they have learned in elective courses in this subject. Interactive Intelligent Systems, Cognitive Robotics, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing ve Financial Artificial Intelligence labs operate under AI @ OZU. These research laboratories aim to develop all kinds of cognitive systems, intelligent software and hardware that will make our daily life easier and increase our productivity and to develop the theoretical models and innovative approaches required for them.

Biomech - Biomechatronics Laboratory

Web Site: https://labs.ozyegin.edu.tr/humops/
Faculty Member: Dr Öğr. Üyesi Barkan Uğurlu
HODM-Lab is a research laboratory established to develop methods and tools to improve decision-making for designing and managing humanitarian supply chain systems and operations effectively and efficiently.

CAST - Computer Architectures and System Technologies Research Lab

Web Site: https://labs.ozyegin.edu.tr/cast/
Faculty Member: Dr. Öğr. Üyesi İsmail Aktürk

CCRG - Cloud Computing Research Group Laboratories

Web Site: https://faculty.ozyegin.edu.tr/ismailari/
Faculty Member: Assistant Professor İsmail Arı

CCRG lab is actively pursuing R&D efforts in cloud / edge computing and big data fields based on virtualization, containers, lambda/faas, Hadoop, NoSQL, etc. technologies. PhD and Master students in the lab develop and improve their skills in data engineering, distributed systems design, smart algorithms and performance analysis. Research studies in CCRG have been sponsored to date by big industrial partners and governmental funding agencies including European Union (MCSA), TUBITAK, IBM, TUPRAS and Turkish Telecom.

CT&T - Communication Theory and Technologies

Web Site: Faculty Member: Professor Murat Uysal

Humanitarian Operations & Disaster Management Research Lab

Web Site: https://lbiomech.ozyegin.edu.tr
Faculty Member: Prof. Dr. Burcu Balçık
HODM-Lab Biomechatronics Laboratory aims to enhance the quality of life of humans that experience physical difficulties in general. To this end, the particular research philosophy we follow is the synthesis of feasible human-robot symbiosis so as to physically assist humans in a safe and dependable manner. With this motivation in mind, our research activities involve in mechatronic hardware design and manufacturing, mathematical modeling, biomechanically feasible sensor-actuator interface design, system identification, real-time controller synthesis, motion planning, simulation and experiment studies and data analysis. Main research topics in our group can be listed as below: Lower body exoskeleton development for complete paraplegia support (with no crutches) Physical human-robot collaboration for impedance-critical tasks Push recovery and online stabilization for legged systems Simulating pathological gaits to extract patient-specific walking trajectories Low-impedance actuator development with a high power-to-weight ratio In addressing these research goals, we prioritize the notion of human-friendly robotics, a design and control concept in which humans and robots safely co-exist and co-operate. Therefore, human-coupled stability, inherent compliance, and environmental adaptability are chiefly regarded.

nEMESysLab - Embedded and Microelectronic Systems Laboratory

Web Site: http://www.ugurdag.com/nemesyslab.html
Faculty Member: Professor Fatih Uğurdağ

OzU Fluid Dynamics and Spray Laboratory

Web Site: https://adsl.ozyegin.edu.tr/en
Faculty Member: Özgür Ertunç

OzURobotics Lab - Robotics Laboratory

Web Site: http://robotics.ozyegin.edu.tr/
Faculty Member: Professor Erhan Öztop, Assistant Professor Özkan Bebek & Assistant Professor Barkan Uğurlu

QOPTICS - Quantum Optics Group Laboratories

Web Site: http://labs.ozyegin.edu.tr/qoptics/
Faculty Member: Assistant Professor Kadir Durak

Entanglement tests with photon pairs, sources of entangled photon pairs, quantum cryptography, single photon technologies are the research subjects of this laboratory.

SRL - Software Research Laboratory

Web Site: http://srl.ozyegin.edu.tr/
Faculty Member: Associate Professor Hasan Sözer

Speech and Natural Language Processing Lab

Faculty Member: Assistant Professor Cenk Demiroğlu

SpAdvanced Materials, Thin Films and CMP Laboratory
Vibrations and Acoustics Laboratory

Web Site: https://val.ozyegin.edu.tr/en
Faculty Member: Assistant Professor Polat Şendur

Faculty of Architecture and Design Research Laboratories
Urban & Housing Research Lab

Web Site: http://labs.ozyegin.edu.tr/urbanandhousing/
Faculty Member: Proffessor Hülya Turgut

It is aimed to reflect and follow current information and technological developments that respond to interdisciplinary research, application and in-house requirements at national and international level based on sustainability, community benefit and environmental awareness.In this context, Urban and Housing Research Laboratory

* Supporting education and training,
* To conduct interdisciplinary research at national and international level,
* Organizing national and international meetings,
* Organizing national and international short-term courses,
* It aims to broadcast.
In the laboratory, urban and residential research in general will be carried out in a multidisciplinary manner. It will be ensured that the widespread use of the knowledge at our university at the national level, the development of this knowledge within the interaction of public and private sector and transferring it to the field of application.The Urban and Housing Lab works together with the IAPS Culture and Space Network.IAPS Culture and Space NETWORK Dr. Hülya Turgut (Network Coordinator) (hulya.turgut@ozyegin.edu.tr), Prof.Dr. Dr. Orhan Hacıhasanoğlu (Founding member of Network) (orhan.hacihasanoglu@ozyegin.edu.tr), Prof.Dr. Dr. Alper Ünlü (Network Founding Member) (alper.unlu@ozyegin.edu.tr) IAPS Cultural Space Network was established in 1997 as one of the networks of IAPS (International Association for People Environment Studies). IAPS CS Network organizes international and national symposiums, national workshops and publishes a selection of books, articles and special issues of magazines.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IapsCsNetwork

Spatial System Research Laboratory

Web Site: <http://labs.ozyegin.edu.tr/spatialsystems/
> Faculty Member: Proffessor Alper Ünlü

Spatial Analysis Laboratory is the laboratory where the analyzes of architectural and urban spaces are carried out with the help of Space Syntax.

Measurement of the Relationship Between Space Fiction and User Behavior: User-Oriented Approaches to Urban Square Arrangements in Fringe District Municipalities of Istanbul – TUBİTAK Research Project by Assoc. Prof. Ayşe Özbil – 2016)

Dynamic Research on Urban Morphology Lab

Web Site: http://labs.ozyegin.edu.tr/drum
Faculty Member: Assoc. Prof. Alessandro Camiz

The DRUM (Dynamic Research on Urban Morphology) research group focuses on the diachronic aspect or urban and territorial transformations; it welcomes the expertise of Architects, Urban Planners, and Urban Morphologists including broad interdisciplinary cooperation with other disciplines such as Geography, History and Archaeology.

The research group aims to describe the dynamics of urban growth in different morphological and geographical settings by comparing a number of relevant case studies in capital cities. The research group applies the comparative method and other analytic tools, such as GIS, Space Syntax, Typological plans, Conzenian analysis at different scales and within different chronological phases to understand the past and above all, to design the future of large cities.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/drum.lab.ozyegin/

Virtual Reality(VR) Laboratory

Web Site: http://vr.ozyegin.edu.tr/
Faculty Member: Can Bora Sezer

Virtual Reality (VR) is a laboratory equipped with the infrastructure and equipment suitable for conducting research, experiments and applications of virtual reality applications. The OzU VR Lab contributes to the fields of Virtual and Augmented reality by designing new applications, educating the next generation of researchers and supporting strong collaborations with industry. Researchers: Can Bora Sezer, Simge Orhun, Erhan Öztop, Elias Sarantopoulos.

Media Laboratory

Web Site: http://labs.ozyegin.edu.tr/medialab/
Faculty Member: Assistant Prof. Metin Çavuş

The ÖzU Media Lab aims to contribute to the fields of image and sound production. The team's research interests include but are not limited to film, video, photography, motion graphics design, and animation. The Lab also provides a working place and hardware for students interested in these fields and several lessons are held in the Lab.

Spatial Systems Research Laboratory

Web Site: http://labs.ozyegin.edu.tr/spatialsystems/
Faculty Member: Assist. Prof. Dr. Turaj Arda Aşrafi (Touraj Ashrafian), Assist. Prof. Dr. Neşe Ganiç Sağlam, Assist. Prof. Dr. Ece Kalaycıoğlu

Building Physics and Energy Efficiency studies are carried out in this laboratory. Also, the undergraduate and postgraduate courses on building physics are conducted within this laboratory. An EC-supported project entitled “procuRE – re-commercial Procurement of Breakthrough Solutions for 100% Renewable Energy Supply in Buildings”, and a TÜBİTAK-supported project entitled “Developing National Approach of Long-term Renovation Strategies for Existing Educational Campuses in Turkey towards Nearly Zero Energy Target” are being carried out in this laboratory.

Building Materials and Physics Laboratory

Web Site: http://labs.ozyegin.edu.tr/bmplab
Faculty Member: Prof. Dr. Alper Ünlü

Architectural Design Research Laboratory

Web Site: http://labs.ozyegin.edu.tr/adr/
Faculty Member: Dr. İlker Fatih Özorhon

Architectural Design Research Laboratory is a platform that produces theoretical and practical knowledge through design and contributes to the design of qualified living environments. The main objectives of the laboratory are to create sharing and production environments such as seminars, workshops that bring together different actors of the architectural design environment and to develop research projects focused on architectural design. The laboratory also aims to allow students to experience the different stages and roles of the research and design process and, in this direction, cooperates with the architectural design office simulator (MITOS).

E-Mail Address: adrlab@ozyegin.edu.tr

The Landscape Research Lab (LRL)

Web Site: http://labs.ozyegin.edu.tr/lrl/
LRL Lab Researchers: Assitant Prof.(PhD) Beyza Şat Güngör, Assistant Prof. (PhD) Doğa Dinemis Aman
LRL Director: Assistant Prof. (PhD) Beyza Şat Güngör

The Landscape Research Lab (LRL) at ÖzÜ produces theoretical and applied research platform that facilitates the design for all manner of sustainable landscape at the urban and rural environment. LRL handles the determination of landscape characteristics, landscape components and elements in a holistic way. Natural, semi natural or totally manmade characteristics of landscape are the subjects of the research for future developments to promote healthy communitiesand challenge epistemological capacities of the subject area. Thus, LRL aims to work collaboratively to search the contemporary strategieson the relationships between natural environment and the specificities of built infrastructurevia education,interdisciplinary research, and innovation for the following areas and their sub themes:Resilient Cities, Green&Blue Infrastructure, Disaster Risk Reduction, Landscape Ecology, Landscape Heritage.

Design Interactions Lab

Web Site:
Facult Assist.: Prof. Gökçe Elif Baykal, Assist. Prof. Işıl Oygür
Contemporary design practices are increasingly structured around designing interactions. Interaction design concerns the shaping of emergent technologies for people’s use and benefit. In Design Interactions Lab, we have a passion for exploring, experimenting, and designing interactions that are vital to human experience.

We aim to discover needs and requirements of different stakeholders, to contribute to their wellbeing, and to develop and manage the design process. Our research area focuses on human-centered design, child-computer interaction, design for health and wellbeing, and developing methods and tools in designing with and for different stakeholders in design (e.g., children, parents, vulnerable populations).

Local Development and Agro-Food Studies Lab

Web Site: https://labs.ozyegin.edu.tr/loaf/
Faculty Member: Dr. Candan Türkkan - Undergraduate Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Program, Dr. Ali İlhan - Faculty of Architecture and Design, Murat Bayramoğlu - Sustainability Platform, Okan Pala - Sustainability Platform

LOAF_LAB aims to provide science-based and data-driven solutions to global and local level problems triggered by the agro-ecological crises of the Anthropocene/Capitalocene, measure social impact of previous rural and local development policies and interventions, and disseminate scientific knowledge to interested audiences. Social, economic, and ecological problems, like rural poverty, food insecurity and injustice, uneven development that plague Global North and Global South alike are the primary issues tackled at the Lab.

Faculty of Social Sciences Research Laboratories
Developmental Psychology

OzU Research Participation System

Web Sitesi: https://ozyegin.sona-systems.com/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f
Faculty Member: Assistant Professor Sinem Atakan ve Assistant Professor Begüm Güney

OzUGRN - Gender Research Network

Web Site: http://labs.ozyegin.edu.tr/ozugrn/
Faculty Member: Dr. Çimen Günay-Erkol, Dr. Senem Timuroğlu

RRL Lab - Relationship Research Lab

Web Site: http://rrl.ozyegin.edu.tr/?lang=en
Faculty Member: Assistant Professor Nilüfer Kafescioğlu, Assistant Professor Gizem Arıkan & ve Associate Professor Asiye Kumru

Cognitive Science Laboratory

Faculty Member: Assistant Professor Alper Açık, Assistant Professor Emrah Aktunç

1-Complex Cognition Info: https://www.emrahaktunc.net
2-Perception and Action Studies

Language, Cognition & Development Lab

Web Site: https://labs.ozyegin.edu.tr/gelisim/
Faculty Member:Dr. Ercenur Ünal

We examine human language system and its relation to cognition using developmental and cross-linguistic approaches. We adopt a multimodal view of language by focusing on both the auditory modality (speech) and the visual modality (speech, sign). We conduct behavioral and eye-tracking experiments with multiple populations (children, adults) and speakers of different languages (Turkish, English, Dutch, Turkish Sign Language) to establish which aspects of human cognition may be universally shared and which aspects may be shaped by linguistic diversity.

E-Posta: gelisimlab@ozyegin.edu.tr

Faculty of Law Research Laboratories
Inter-Disciplinary Children Rights

Web Site: http://labs.ozyegin.edu.tr/cocukhaklaricalismalari/
Faculty Member: Assistant Proffessor Sevgi Usta

The laboratory aims to contribute to the curriculum of all relevant academic disciplines with a multi- and interdisciplinary understanding of childhood, child rights-based knowledge production and child rights-based understandings; with the implementation of the priority principles of child participation and benefit; and, especially, with policy transformation in the fields of child protection, the juvenile justice system and child labour.

In order to achieve these goals, it develops and implements several programs, including a postgraduate thesis award in the field of child rights studies, child rights education, child-friendly justice systems, child participation in urban life, legal clinics and social and digital media projects.When the laboratory reaches sufficient development, it aims to continue its studies by transforming into an Age Studies Laboratory and including attention to the elderly in its work.These studies are carried out in cooperation with universities, professional organizations and non-governmental organizations.

Laboratory activities are open to the participation of the entire Özyeğin University community.

For Detailed Information: sevgi.usta@ozyegin.edu.tr

School of Applied Sciences
Local Development and Agro-Food Studies Lab

Web Site: https://labs.ozyegin.edu.tr/loaf/
Faculty Member: Dr. Candan Türkkan - Undergraduate Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Program, Dr. Ali İlhan - Faculty of Architecture and Design, Murat Bayramoğlu - Sustainability Platform, Okan Pala - Sustainability Platform

LOAF_LAB aims to provide science-based and data-driven solutions to global and local level problems triggered by the agro-ecological crises of the Anthropocene/Capitalocene, measure social impact of previous rural and local development policies and interventions, and disseminate scientific knowledge to interested audiences. Social, economic, and ecological problems, like rural poverty, food insecurity and injustice, uneven development that plague Global North and Global South alike are the primary issues tackled at the Lab.

Sustainability Platform
Local Development and Agro-Food Studies Lab

Web Site: http://labs.ozyegin.edu.tr/cocukhaklaricalismalari/
Faculty Member: Dr. Candan Türkkan - Undergraduate Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Program, Dr. Ali İlhan - Faculty of Architecture and Design, Murat Bayramoğlu - Sustainability Platform, Okan Pala - Sustainability Platform

LOAF_LAB aims to provide science-based and data-driven solutions to global and local level problems triggered by the agro-ecological crises of the Anthropocene/Capitalocene, measure social impact of previous rural and local development policies and interventions, and disseminate scientific knowledge to interested audiences. Social, economic, and ecological problems, like rural poverty, food insecurity and injustice, uneven development that plague Global North and Global South alike are the primary issues tackled at the Lab.