1 DR AYŞE KÜÇÜKYILMAZ Yeditepe University Department of Computer Engineering Kayışdağı Caddesi Istanbul Turkey QUALIFICATIONS PhD in Computational Sciences and Engineering Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey Haptic Role Allocation and Intention Negotiation in Human Robot Collaboration MSc in Computer Engineering Computer Modeling and Animation of Brittle Fracture in Three Dimensions BSc with Honours in Computer Engineering RESEARCH INTERESTS Haptics, man-machine interaction, affective touch, wearable devices, adaptive and immersive multimodal user interfaces, personal robotics, user modelling, cognitive systems, machine learning, assistive robotics, shared control architectures EMPLOYMENT Assistant Professor 09/15 Department of Computer Engineering, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey Managed research within the department Prepared classes and gave lectures Postdoctoral Researcher 09/13 09/15 Personal Robotics Laboratory, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom Managed the research for the design of a new machine learning paradigm, namely learning assistance by demonstration (LABD) for assistive shared control systems Developed software to implement LABD on an intelligent wheelchair system developed at Imperial College London Conducted experimental studies for the evaluation of proposed methodologies Performed hospital and care centre visits for initiating long-term interaction studies with real patients Collaborated with partners within the context of EU FP7 project ALIZ-E in deliverable preparation
2 AYŞE KÜÇÜKYILMAZ PAGE 2 Participated in the proposal stage for a H2020 grant Research Assistant 09/08 06/13 Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey Managed the research and development on force based role exchange mechanisms and intention recognition for collaborative joint object manipulation scenarios between humans and robotic agents Designed and conducted several experimental protocols for a series of user studies Managed the MS thesis of two students by having weekly meetings and monitoring their progress Visiting Researcher 05/11 08/11 CoteSys Research Center, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany Initiated joint research Created plan for the integration of a force-based role exchange mechanism in a collaborative joint object transportation scenario among a human and a human sized mobile robot Implemented software that realizes the role exchange behaviour Designed and conducted the experimental protocol Junior Engineer 07/07 05/08 ParanaVision A. S., Ankara, Turkey Developed computer vision algorithms for a security tool that detects suspicious behaviour from real time video camera recordings Worked as the primary investigator of the project in all requirements analysis, design, implementation, unit and system testing stages IT Specialist 09/04 09/08 3DTV Network of Excellence, Developed and administered the web services for 3DTV Integrated 3 D Television: Capture, Transmission, and Display, European Council FP6 Network of Excellence Project Research Assistant 09/04 05/07 3DTV Network of Excellence, Conducted research on the development of 3D object models for brittle fracture within the 3DTV NoE Summer Intern 06/03 08/03 Yogurt Technologies, Istanbul, Turkey Developed a children s tool for building non photorealistic animations GRANTS AND AWARDS Candidate for RSJ/KROS Distinguished Interdisciplinary Research Award 2015 RO-MAN 2015, Kobe, Japan International Postdoctoral Research Scholarship Programme Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Ankara, Turkey
3 AYŞE KÜÇÜKYILMAZ PAGE 3 Recognition for Excellence in Reviewing th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction Post-doctoral Fellowship Imperial College, London, UK 2nd rank in department 2013 Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey Academic Excellence Award 2013 College of Engineering and Sciences, Koc University This award is given to a single graduate student in the College of Engineering and Sciences every year for her/his academic achievements and thesis work. Best Previously Published Research Paper Award 2011 Computer Science Student Workshop International Scientific Events Travel Funding Program 2010 Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Ankara, Turkey Best Poster Award 2010 Computer Science Student Workshop Doctoral Scholarship Program Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Ankara, Turkey Full Scholarship during doctoral studies Koc University, Vehbi Koc Vakfi, Istanbul, Turkey Full Scholarship during graduate studies Dean s List Full Scholarship during undergraduate studies Central university entrance exam: ranked within top 500 over 1.5 million examinees 2000 OSYM, Ankara, Turkey TEACHING EXPERIENCE Course Instructor, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey 2015 Course Name: Data Structures Prepared course material and participated as lecturer for sophomores (~40 students in class) Coordinated teaching assistants in preparing and conducting laboratory sessions and assignments Lectured in class, mentored students, assessed examinations and term projects
4 AYŞE KÜÇÜKYILMAZ PAGE 4 Teaching Assistant, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey Course Names: Robotics; Computer-Based Modelling and Simulation Prepared course material and participated as a guest lecturer for senior and postgraduate students (~10 students in class) Mentored students, assessed coursework and term projects Course Names: Operating Systems; Database Management Systems Prepared term projects for juniors(~40 students in class) Mentored students, assessed coursework and term projects Course Names: Advanced Programming; Digital Systems Design Lectured and demonstrated labs for sophomores (~30 students in class) Mentored students and evaluated coursework Teaching Assistant, Course Name: Algorithms and Programming I & II Lectured and demonstrated labs for freshmen (~65 students in class) Organized a series of tutorials on software testing and disseminated the materials as a guest lecturer in class Prepared lab assignments and evaluated performance Mentored students in a one-to-one basis or in small groups MEASURES OF PROFESSIONAL ESTEEM INVITED TALKS Haptics-Inspired Approaches to Robot Adaptation in Physical Interaction with Humans 08 / 2015 Workshop on Learning for Human-Robot Collaboration, 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2015), Kobe, Japan Collaborative Human-Robot Interaction 04 / 2015 Human Robotics Laboratory, Imperial Collage, London, UK Haptic Role Allocation for Human-Robot Interaction Human Computer Collaboration 04 / 2013 Workshop on Haptic Collaboration in Shared Control Tasks, IEEE World Haptics Conference 2013, Daejeon, S. Korea Haptic Role Allocation for Human Robot Interaction 01 / 2013 Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory, Ecolé Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland Intention Recognition and Negotiation for Control Exchange in Haptic Human Computer Collaboration 06 / 2011 Workshop on Human X Haptic Collaboration, IEEE World Haptics Conference, Istanbul, Turkey
5 AYŞE KÜÇÜKYILMAZ PAGE 5 OTHER TALKS Intention Recognition for Dynamic Role Exchange in Haptic Collaboration 04 / 2012 Eurasia Graphics 2012, Istanbul, Turkey Physical Communication of Intent: A Haptic Negotiation Framework for Human Robot Interaction 03 / 2012 Workshop on Advances in Tactile Sensing and Touch based Human Robot Interaction, IEEE HRI 2012, Boston, MA, USA Conveying Intentions through Haptics in Human Computer Collaboration 06/ 2011 IEEE World Haptics Conference 2011 (WHC'11), Istanbul, Turkey Intention Recognition for Role Exchange in Haptic Human Computer Collaboration 04 / 2011 Computer Science Student Workshop 2011 (CSW'11), Istanbul Turkey Haptic Collaboration in Multimodal Virtual Environments 07 / 2010 Graphics, Animation and Visualization Workshop (GAG 10), Istanbul, Turkey Haptic Negotiation and Role Exchange for Collaboration in Virtual Environments 03 / 2010 IEEE Haptics Symposium 2010, Waltham, MA, USA Animation and Modelling of Brittle Fracture 11 / 2005 PROFESSIONAL SERVICE Co-organizer for the Physical Human-Robot Collaboration and Haptic Shared Control Workshop held in conjunction with IEEE World Haptics Conference 2013 Advisory board member for International Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics and Mechatronics (RARM) Workshop chair for the 3rd and 4th Computer Science Student Workshop (CSW 13, CSW 12), Istanbul, Turkey Logistics chair for the second Computer Science Student Workshop (CSW 11), Istanbul, Turkey Reviewer for o IEEE Transactions on Haptics o IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems o Elsevier Computers & Graphics Journal o Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds Journal o Springer Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems o International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems o IEEE Haptics Symposium o IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC) o IEEE Virtual Reality Conference (VR) o IEEE Eurohaptics Conference
6 AYŞE KÜÇÜKYILMAZ PAGE 6 o o IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI) MEMBERSHIPS European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Interaction, and Robotics (EuCog) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE-RAS) IEEE Technical Committee on Haptics UCTEA Chamber of Computer Engineers of Turkey (BMO) PUBLICATIONS Journal Articles Cigil Ece Madan, Ayse Kucukyilmaz, Tevfik Metin Sezgin, and Cagatay Basdogan. Recognition of Haptic Interaction Patterns in Dyadic Joint Object Manipulation. IEEE Transactions on Haptics, vol. 8, no. 1, pp (2015). Ayse Kucukyilmaz, Tevfik Metin Sezgin, and Cagatay Basdogan. Intention Recognition for Dynamic Role Exchange in Haptic Collaboration. IEEE Transactions on Haptics, vol. 6, no. 1, pp (2013). Salih Ozgur Oguz, Ayse Kucukyilmaz, Tevfik Metin Sezgin, and Cagatay Basdogan. Supporting Negotiation Behavior in Haptics-Enabled Human-Computer Interfaces. IEEE Transactions on Haptics, vol. 5, no.3, pp (2012). Alexander Mörtl, Martin Lawitzky, Ayse Kucukyilmaz, Tevfik Metin Sezgin, Cagatay Basdogan, and Sandra Hirche. The Role of Roles: Physical Cooperation between Humans and Robots. The International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 31, no.13, pp (2012). Book Chapters Ayse Kucukyilmaz, S. Ozgur Oguz, Tevfik Metin Sezgin, and Cagatay Basdogan. Improving Human Computer Cooperation through Haptic Role Exchange and Negotiation. A. Peer and C. Giachritsis (Eds), Immersive Multimodal Interactive Presence, Ch. 12, pp , Springer London (2012). Refereed Conference Papers Ayse Kucukyilmaz and Yiannis Demiris. One-shot Assistance Estimation from Expert Demonstrations for a Shared Control Wheelchair System. Proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication 2015 (RO-MAN'15), ( 2015). Ayse Kucukyilmaz, Tevfik Metin Sezgin and Cagatay Basdogan. Role Allocation through Haptics in Physical Human-Robot Interaction. Proceedings of the 21st IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference 2013 (SIU 13), pp.1-5, Girne, N. Cyprus (2013). Ayse Kucukyilmaz, Tevfik Metin Sezgin and Cagatay Basdogan. Physical Communication of Intent: A Haptic Negotiation Framework for Human Robot Interaction. Workshop on Advances in Tactile Sensing and Touch based Human Robot Interaction, IEEE HRI 2012, Boston, MA, USA (2012).
7 AYŞE KÜÇÜKYILMAZ PAGE 7 Ayse Kucukyilmaz, Tevfik Metin Sezgin, and Cagatay Basdogan. Conveying Intentions through Haptics in Human Computer Collaboration. Proceedings of IEEE World Haptics Conference 2011 (WHC'11), pp , Istanbul, Turkey (2011). Ayse Kucukyilmaz, Tevfik Metin Sezgin, and Cagatay Basdogan). Intention Recognition for Role Exchange in Haptic Human Computer Collaboration. 2nd Computer Science Student Workshop 2011 (CSW'11), Istanbul, Turkey (2011). (BEST PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED RESEARCH PAPER AWARD). Salih Ozgur Oguz, Ayse Kucukyilmaz, Tevfik Metin Sezgin, and Cagatay Basdogan. Haptic Negotiation and Role Exchange for Collaboration in Virtual Environments. Proceedings of IEEE Haptics Symposium 2010, pp , Waltham, MA, USA (2010). Ayse Kucukyilmaz and Bulent Ozguc. An Animation System for Fracturing of Rigid Objects. Proceedings of ISCIS 2005, Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol. 3733, pp , Springer, Berlin / Heidelberg (2005). Theses Ayse Kucukyilmaz. Haptic Role Allocation and Intention Negotiation in Human-Robot Collaboration. Ph.D. Thesis. June Department of Computational Science and Engineering, Koc University (2013). Ayse Kucukyilmaz. Modelling and Animation of Brittle Fracture in Three Dimensions. M.S. Thesis. August Department of Computer Engineering, Bilkent University (2007). LANGUAGES Turkish native language English speak fluently and read/write with high proficiency French speak, read, and write with intermediate competence Spanish speak, read, and write with basic competence EXTRA-CURRICULAR CERTIFICATIONS Certificate of Graduation, Classical Guitar Hacettepe University State Conservatory, Ankara, Turkey Certificate of Graduation, Early Music Education Programme Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, Ankara, Turkey