I'm a Robotics Researcher, Postdoctoral Fellow at West Virginia University. I'm currently working on computationally efficient state-estimation techniques, emphasizing cooperative localization, perception, and planning of multi-robot systems.
My Ph.D. research in Aerospace Engineering at WVU was focused on space robotics localization applications using terramechanics relations with inertial sensors. Through my Ph.D. studies, I worked on improving localization for Lunar and Martian rovers by performing field tests on planetary analog environments. I also developed software packages for planetary rover localization through ROS/Gazebo. I'm a past recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship, WVU Statler Fellowship, Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Research Grant, and Caltech's NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory JVSRP Fellowship.
I received my M.Sc. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU), where I studied the orbital mission analyses of CubeSats. I was a graduate researcher at the Space Systems Design and Test Laboratory (SSDTL) at ITU. My work at SSDTL was related to trajectory optimization and orbital dynamics simulations.
I graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Astronautical Engineering from ITU. During my undergraduate studies, I was a team leader of the first Turkish can-sized microsatellite (CanSat) team and the MERIT award owner. In my senior year, I participated in QB50, the international network of a CubeSats project, as a Short Training Program student with a scholarship for the development and deployment strategies for QB50 at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI), Belgium.