Prof. Dr. Okyay Kaynak

Fellow Member of IEEE
UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics


Work Address: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bogazici University, Bebek, 80815 Istanbul / Turkey
Phone: +90-212-287 2475 Fax: 90-212-287 24 65
Home Address: Selamicesme, Guzel Sok. No:4/15, Goztepe, 81030 Istanbul / Turkey
Phone: +90-216-368 6688

http://mecha.ee.boun.edu.tr/kaynak.html

E-Mail: o.kaynak_at_ieee.org


Short Biography

Employment History
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Administrative Positions Held

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Long Term Academic
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Other Professional Activities

a. Activities in professional organizations

•    Member of Board of Governors of IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (2014 – 2016)

•    Member of Board of Governors of IEEE Education Society (2014 – 2016)

•    Vice Chair of IFAC TC 9.1 Economic, Business, and Financial Systems (2014- 2015)

•    Vice-Chair (Strategic Planning and Analysis) of IEEE MGA (Membership and Geographical Activities Board (2012)

•    Member of AIAA International Activities Committee (2009 -2012)

•    Chair, IEEE MGA AdHoc Committee Conferences Committee (2011)

•    Member of IEEE Conferences Committee (2010 - 2011)

•    Member of IEEE Periodicals Committee (2009 - 2010)

•    Member of IEEE TAB Nominations & Appointments Committee (2007-2008)

•    Vice Chair of IEEE Membership Development Committee (2006)

•    Member of IEEE RAB/TAB Section/Chapter Support Committee (2005)

•    Member of  National Innovation Initiative Working Group (2004 – 2006)

•    Member of  IEEE Teaching Award Committee (2004 – 2006)

•    Member of IEEE Fellow Committee (2004 – 2006)

•    Vice-President (Conferences) of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2004 – 2005)

•    President of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (2002 – 2003)

•    AdCom Member of IEEE Neural Networks Society (2002 – 2003)

•    Member of Board of Governors of IEEE Education Society (2000 – 2003)

•    President Elect of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (2000 – 2001)

•    Vice President (Administration) of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (1998 – 1999)

•    Vice President (Technical Activities) of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (1996 – 1997)

•    Vice President (Publication) of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (1994 – 1995)

•    Administration Committee member of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (1990 – ......).

•    Chairman of Technical Committee on Emerging Technologies, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (1991 – 1996)

 


b. Activities related to international conferences

•    General Chair of International Workshop on Recent Advances in Sliding Modes - RASM 2015 (April 9-11, 2015, Istanbul, Turkey)

•    General Chair of 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2014 (1-4 June, Istanbul, Turkey)

•    General Chair of 12th International Conference on Information Technology Based  Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2013 (10-12 October 2013, Antalya, Turkey)

•    General Chair of 9th Asian Control Conference – ASCC 2013, (June 23-26, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey)

•    General Chair of 10th International Conference on Information Technology Based  Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2011 (4-6 August 2011, Kusadasi, Turkey)

•    General Chair of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: SMC 2010 (10-13 October 2010, Istanbul, Turkey)

•    General Chair of the IFAC International IFAC International Workshop on Adaptation and Learning in Control and Signal Processing; ALCOSP 2010 and IFAC International Workshop on Periodic Control Systems- PSYCO 2010, (August 26-28, 2010, Antalya, Turkey).

•    General Chair of 9th International Conference on Information Technology Based  Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2010 (29th April -  1st May 2010, Cappadocia, Turkey)

•    General Chair of the 2nd IFAC International Conference on Intelligent Control Systems and Signal Processing, ICONS 2009 (Sept. 21-23, 2009   Istanbul, Turkey).

•    General Chair of the International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies, ISOT 2009 (Sept. 21-23, 2009,  Istanbul, Turkey).

•    General Chair of 10th International Workshop on Variable Structure Systems - VSS 2008 (8-10 June 2008, Antalya, Turkey).

•    General Chair of IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference - IEMDC 2007 (3-5 May 2007, Antalya, Turkey).

•    General Chair of ICSC Congress on Computational Intelligence: Methods and Applications (Dec. 15-17, 2005, Istanbul, Turkey).

•    Technical Program Co-Chair, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Control and Instrumentation; IECON'2004 (6-9 Nov. 2004, Busan, Korea).

•    General Chair of 12th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation: MED'04 (June 6-9, 2004, Kusadasi, Izmir, Turkey)

•    General Chair of International Conference on Mechatronics: ICM'04 (June 3-5, 2004, Istanbul, Turkey)

•    General Chair of 5th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training: ITHET 2004 (May 31-June 2, 2004, Istanbul, Turkey)

•    Technical Program Co-Chair of IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics- ISIE 2003 (June 9-12, 2003, Rio de Janerio, Brazil)

•    General Chair of International Fuzzy Systems Association Congress, IFSA 2003  (29 June - 2 July 2003, Istanbul, Turkey).

•    General Chair of Joint 13th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks and 10th International Conference on Neural Information Processing- ICANN/ICONIP 2003 (26-29 June 2003, Istanbul, Turkey).

•    General Chair of IEEE Conference on Control Applications, CCA 2003 (23-25 June 2003, Istanbul, Turkey)

•    Vice Co-Chair of 3rd Int. Conf. on Information Technology based Higher Education and Training - ITHET 2002 (Budapest, Hungary, July 4-6, 2002).

•    General Chair of Int. Conf. on Information Technology in Mechatronics - ITM 2002 (Istanbul, Oct. 3-5, 2001).

•    Vice Co-Chair of 2nd Int. Conf. on Information Technology based Higher Education and Training - ITHET 2001 (Kumamoto, Japan, July 4-6, 2001).

•    General Chair of Int. Conf. on Information Technology based Higher Education and Training - ITHET 2000 (Istanbul, July 3-5, 2000).

•    Has served on Advisory, Organizing and/or International Program Committees of numerous international meetings.



c. Activities related to international journals

•    Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (2014-2016)

•    Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (2011 - Present)

•    Member of Editorial Advisory Board of Grey Systems: Theory and Application (2010 - Present)

•    Co-Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (2009 -2012).

•    Associate Editor of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics  (2008 - 2011)

•    Associate Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal  (2006 - Present).

•    Guest Editor of IEEE Trans. Industrial Electronics, Industrial Applications of Sliding Mode Control, 2008.

•    Member of Editorial Board of Applied Soft Computing (2007 - 2014)

•    Member of Executive Scientific Board of International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing (Springer), (2007 - 2010)

•    Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Education,  Special Issue on Plagiarism, 2007.

•    Area (Robotics and Mechatronics) Editor of  Springer-Verlag Int. Journal on Soft Computing  (2006-2008).

•    Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (2005 - 2006).

•    Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks  (2002 - 2005).

•    Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics  (1995 - 2009).

•    Guest Editor of International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, Special Issue on Learning in Intelligent Systems, 2003.

•    Guest Editor (with Yavuz Akpinar) of Industry & Higher Education, Special Issue on ITHET 2000 – Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, v. 15,  no: 2, April 2001.

•    Guest Editor of IEEE Trans. Industrial Electronics, Special Section on Computationally Intelligent Methodologies and Sliding-Mode Control, v. 48, no: 1, Feb. 2001

•    Guest Editor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Special Issue on Mechatronics, vol. 19, no: 2, Dec. 1996.

•    Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Special Section on Mechatronics, vol. 43, no: 1, February 1996.

•    Guest Editor (with Gunduz Ulusoy) of Industry & Higher Education, Special Issue on Technology Management: University-Industry-Government Collaboration, v. 10,  no: 6, December 1996.

•    Member of Management Committee of IEEE-ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (Jan.. 1995 – Dec. 1998, Jan. 2001-Jan. 2003).

•    Member of Editorial Board of the KAIST Press journal; Neural Information Processing – Letters and Reviews (May 2003 - 2008).

•    Member of Editorial Board of Asian Journal of Control (2001 –2005).

•    Member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence (1997 -2005).

•    Member of Editorial Board of IEEE Spectrum (Jan. 1996 - Dec. 1998).


 

d. External Examinations

•    Ph. D. Thesis, “Prediction of Engineering Students’ Academic Performance Using Neural Natwork and Linear Regression” by Pauziah Binti Mohd Arsad, University Technology Mara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2015.

•    Ph. D. Thesis, “Parametric Convergence Bound of Volterra Series Expansion and Applications with the nCOS Based Analysis and Design” by Xiao Zhenlong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 2015.

•    Ph. D. Thesis, “Efficient Antilock Braking Systems in Regenerative Brakes” by Amir Dadashnialehi, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, 2014.

•    Ph. D. Thesis, “Challenges Of Control Design For Precision Servo System
With Application On Hard Disk Drive” by Zhao Shao, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2013.

•    Ph. D. Thesis, “Development of Advanced Algorithms for Hybrid MPC for High Consumption Industrial Plants”, by Goran Stojanovski, Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Rep. of Macedonia, 2012.

•    Ph. D. Thesis, “Online Multidisciplinary Neuro-Controller Design for Active Suspension Systems”, by Olurotimi Akintunde Dahunsi, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2012.

•    Ph. D. Thesis, “Development of a Real-Time Embedded Digital Intelligent Controller for Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS)”, by Samuel John, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2012.

•    Ph. D. Thesis, “A Novel Methodology for Development of Distributed Industrial Wireless Sensor and Actuator Network in Reconfigurable Mechatronic Devices”, by Reza Abrisham BAF, Eastern Mediterranean University, Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic, 2012.

•    Ph. D. Thesis, “Navigation of Mobile Robots in the Presence of Obstacles (Comparatiýve Study)”, by Besime Erin, Near East University, Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic, 2011.

•    Ph. D. Thesis, “Fault Diagnosis Methodologies for Automotive Engine Air Intake Path,” by Qadeer Ahmed, M. A. Jinnah University, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2011.

•    Ph. D. Thesis, “Advanced Control of Networked Embedded Systems for Enabling Reconfiguration of Modular Manufacturing Systems,” by Omar Lopez Orozco, Tampere University of Technology, Finland, 2007.

•    Ph. D. Thesis, “A Neuro-Fuzzy Equaliser for Channel Distorsion,” by Tayseer A.M. Alsanableh, Near East University, Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic, 2007.

•    Ph. D. Thesis, “Fault Diagnostics and Vibration Control of Paper Winders by Timo Virtanen,” Helsinki University of Technology, The Netherlands, 2006.

•    M. Sc. Thesis, “Design and Implementation of Real-time Neural Control Systems” by Sarah Pule, University of Malta, Malta, 2005.

•    Ph. D. Thesis, “Development of Learning Control Algorithms” by Zhao Shao, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2005.

•    M. Sc. Thesis, “High Precision Optimum Control of a Linear Motor Drive Using Genetic Algorithm,” by Keck Meng Teck, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2000.

•    Ph. D. Thesis, “Control of Planar Flexible-Link Robots,” by Yang Hong, National University of Singapore, 1999.

•    M. Sc. Thesis, “The Design and Building of a 4-Legged Walking Machine,” by Cheong Choon Ghee, National University of Singapore, 1998

•    M. Sc. Thesis, “Trajectory Following of a Robotic Manipulator,” by Ding Ming Zohn, National University of Singapore, 1998

•    Ph. D. Thesis, “Actuation Redundancy Control of 2 Co-operating Industrial Robots,” by Dilek Bilgin Tukel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 1997.

•    Ph. D. Thesis, “Unconventional Control of Industriaql Energetic Processes of Large Scale Heating Furnaces,” by Milne Stankovski, Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, Rep. of Macedonia, 1997.