Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Faculty Members


Prof. Dr. Ali ÇOBAN


He is a 1967 graduate of the Physics Department of the University of Manchester, England. He also obtained his Degree of Ph.D. in 1971 from the same University. He was a Research Associate of the Physics Department. He then joint the Physics Department of the Karadeniz Technical University (KTÜ) in 1972. He was an associate proffesor in 1976. In the years 1982 to 1986, he was at the University of Bahreyn. Then, he joint the Center for the Applied Sciences (CAPS) at the Research Institute (RI) of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He was in the Research and Development Group of the Neutron Generator and The Tandetron Particle Accelerator. He developed NRA, PIGME and ERDA systems for the applied reseach using nuclear techniques and TOF system for the basic science research using neutron scattering. He has many published papers and conference proceedings in pure and applied sciences.


Mirzahan Hızal  

Prof. Dr. Eduge Mirzahan HIZAL


He is a 1969 graduate of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of the Middle East Technical University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1973 from the University of Manchester, England.
He was the Secretary of the Directorate of Science Fellowships and Grant Programmes of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). He was also the project advisor and project director of SAVTAK projects at TÜBİTAK. Prof. Dr. Mirzahan Hızal is the Director General of HIZAL High Voltage (HIZAL Yüksek Gerilim) Ltd.
He has been an academician at the METU since 1979.




Prof. Dr. Mehmet YÜCEER (Chair)


Graduated from Middle East Technical University (METU) Electrical and Electronics Engineering department in 1996. Received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Syracuse University in 1999 and 2003 respectively. Between 1997 and 2004, he worked as teaching and research assistant in METU and Syracuse Universities. Since 2005, he has been teaching satellite communications and communication electronics courses in various universities in Ankara. He did post-doc. study in the University of Leeds with Prof. Ian Hunter on novel filter designs. He had started engineering career in Aselsan Microwave and System Technologies group in 1996 and has been working in industrial, defence, aerospace companies and academy since then. Recently, started working on electromagnetic railgun project which has been developed domestically. Areas of interest are, RF and microwave technologies in communication systems.



Prof. Dr. İsmail AVCIBAŞ


İsmail Avcıbaş was born in Ankara, Turkey. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the department of Electronics Engineering, Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey in 1992 and 1994 respectively. He received Ph.D. degree from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering department, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey, in 2001. With a scholarship from The Scientific Council of Turkey, TÜBITAK, he carried out research on image compression and steganalysis in the Department of Computer and Information Science, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY, in 1999–2000. Before joining OSTİM Technical University, he worked as an academic staff at various universities in Turkey.

Dr. Avcıbaş’s research interests are in the broad area of information forensics and security. He pioneered the development of universal steganalysis techniques. His work on steganalysis was supported by Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), NSF and TÜBITAK. He developed techniques for multimedia source identification and manipulation detection. His works on multimedia forensics have been supported by several TÜBITAK research projects.

Davut Kavranoğlu  

Prof. Dr. Davut KAVRANOĞLU


Prof. Kavranoğlu has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (1984). He has completed his masters in 1986 and PhD in 1989 at California Institute of Technology (Caltech, Pasadena, CA).
In 1989, he started at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals as an assistant professor and in 1993 became an associate professor. Between 1993 and 2007 he taught as an associate professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, at Beykent University and at Istanbul Commerce University. In 2009, he joined Yalova University as a professor in Computer Engineering. To date, Prof. Kavranoğlu has published many papers and articles. In August 2011, Prof. Kavranoğlu was appointed as the first deputy minister of Turkey.
In July 2015, Prof. Kavranoğlu was appointed Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of Turkish Republic. He is responsible for Science, Technology, Higher Education and Industry policies.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Osman DEMİRCİ


Dr. Osman Demirci is a 1986 graduate of the Electrical Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University, ITU. He obtained his M.S and Ph. D. Degrees from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institude in 1991 and 1995, respectively.
He has been Assistant Director of the General of TR Motor Power Systems in Ankara, Co-CEO of the Hanwha Kalyon Solar Energy Technologies in Ankara, He was the Director General and the Head of the Excecutive Committee of TETAŞ, Ankara. He was also the Adviser to the Ministry at ETKB, and Member of the Excecutive Committees of TEDAŞ and BİRECİK HES, AKFEN Holding, Ankara. He was also an Assistant to the Director of the Privatization Office in Ankara.
In U.S.A. He worked at American electric Power, Colombus, Siemens-Westinghouse in Pittsburgh-PA, Westinghouse, Orlando-FL, Plug Power LLC, Latham-NY and General Electric Coporate research and Development, Schenectedy-NY, University of Central Florida and at the OHIO State University as an adjunct Faculty. He has several published papers and patents in his field.


Assist. Prof. Dr. Behçet M. SARIBATIR (Part Time)


He completed his BSc (1979), MSc (1982)and PhD (1985) studies on Control Systems, Electrical Mahine Design and Optimum Control of Wind Energy Systems at the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of METU. After working as a Design Engineer on Industrial Control Systems at the Military Electronics Industries (ASELSAN) and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), he worked as a Software Specialist Engineer at GEC and Honeywell companies in Australia. He is the Software Architect at PAVOTEK Company that designs and produces Industrial and Military Communication and Control Systems.


Assist. Prof. Dr. Yusuf Acar (Part Time)


Dr. Yusuf Acar received the B.S.E.(with honors), M.S.E. and PhD degrees from Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2008, 2011 and 2015 respectively all in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. In 2009, he joined the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Istanbul Kültür University as a Research Assistant and then he was an Assistant Professor at same Department at between 2015 and 2019. He was a visiting scholar at the Purdue University, Fort Wayne, USA, between the June 2012 and September 2012. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Electrical Engineering Department, Purdue University, Fort Wayne, USA from September 2017 to September 2018. Now, he is working as a Senior System Engineering at Directorate of Electronic Warfare and Radar Systems at STM Inc. He has authored or coauthored around 40 papers in peer reviewed journals and international conferences. His research interests are in the broad areas of wireless communications, including signal processing for wireless communications, channel estimation (ML, MAP, LS, EM, SAGE, PSA-CE, iterative), multiple-input multiple-output systems, code division multiple access systems, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing systems etc. His current research activities are focused on software-defined platforms and radar signal processing.


Research Assist. Orkun Can DİNÇER


Orkun Can Dinçer graduated from Ankara University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2017. He started his M.S. studies in Ankara University, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2018. He completed his undergraduate project titled Design and Simulation of a Digital Communication System Using MATLAB Software. His research interests include digital signal processing, communication systems, machine learning and numerical analysis. For his M.S. thesis, he is currently working on Performance Comparison of Deep Learning and Machine Learning Methods in Automatic Modulation Classification.