Kerem
Altun

Assistant
Professor

Department of Mechanical
Engineering

Office:

Phone: +90-232-750-6783

Fax:
+90-232-750-6701

Short bio

I was born in Ankara, Turkey in
1977. After graduating from the AAAL high
school in 1995, I continued to study at the Mechanical
Engineering Department at Middle East
Technical University, where I received my B.S. and M.S. degrees in 1999 and
2002. I received my Ph.D. degree in Electrical
and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University in 2011 under
the supervision of Prof.
Billur Barshan. In 2011 – 2012, I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow
at the Department of Computer Science at
the University of British Columbia, as a
member of the Sensory Perception and
Interaction (SPIN) research group directed by Prof. Karon MacLean. After working
as assistant professor at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University (2012 – 2016, now
known as Altinbas University) and Isik University (2016 – 2020) in Istanbul,
Turkey, I joined the mechanical engineering department at Izmir Institute of
Technology in February 2020.

My CV
(updated February 2020)

Research Interests

Human-robot
interaction, intelligent sensing, robotics, multimodal interaction, wearable
sensors, sensor data fusion, human motion tracking, affective computing,
machine learning

For
graduate students who want to work with me: If you need suggestions for your
thesis, check out possible thesis topics for
grad students. This document by no means restricts the areas that you can
work in with my supervision. Feel free to contact me to discuss your thesis
subject.

Publications

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Teaching

**Teaching Fall 2020:**

ME 101 Introduction to Mechanical
Engineering

ME 451 System Dynamics

ME 591 Special Topics in ME (Signal
Processing Fundamentals)

**Previous teaching:**

At the universities I worked previously, I
taught Mechanical Engineering (ME), Electrical and Electronics Engineering
(EE), and Mathematics (MATH) courses. I also regularly teach applied
mathematics courses at the Nesin Mathematics Village for 1-2
weeks during summer months.

I previously taught the following courses:

At Istanbul Kemerburgaz University and Işık
University (2012 – 2020):

**Graduate**

Artificial Neural Networks (EE)

Pattern Recognition (EE)

Random Processes (EE)

**Undergraduate**

Calculus II (MATH)

Computational Methods in Engineering (ME)

Differential Equations (MATH)

Dynamics (ME)

Introduction to Estimation Theory (EE)

Linear Algebra (MATH)

Mechatronics for Automotive Engineers (ME)

Modern Control Theory (ME)

Signals and Systems (EE)

Statics and Mechanics of Materials (ME)

Theory of Machines (ME)

At Nesin Mathematics Village (2013 – 2020):

**Graduate/Undergraduate **

Applied Probability and Statistics

Artificial Neural Networks

Estimation Theory and Applications

Probability with Problems

Selected Topics in Applied Linear Algebra

**High School**

Analytic Geometry

Linear Algebra

Selected Topics in Computer Science

Selected Topics in Physics

Last modified on 5 September 2020.