Kerem Altun


Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Izmir Institute of Technology


Office: Mechanical Engineering Building Z15 

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 academic genealogy


My CV (updated August 2021)

Research Interests

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


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Teaching Fall 2021:


ME 101 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

ME 343 Numerical Methods in Engineering

ME 466 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence



Previous teaching:




ME 101 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (Fall 2020)

ME 242 Applied Mathematics for Engineers (Spring 2021)

ME 402 Engineering Design (Spring 2021)

ME 451 System Dynamics (Fall 2020)

ME 589 Modern Control (Spring 2021)

ME 591 Special Topics (Fundamentals of Signal Processing and Linear Systems) (Fall 2020)



At the universities I worked previously, I taught EE and MATH courses as well as ME courses. I also regularly teach applied mathematics courses at the Nesin Mathematics Village for 1-2 weeks during summer months.



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



Artificial Neural Networks

Pattern Recognition

Random Processes  



Calculus II

Computational Methods in Engineering

Differential Equations


Introduction to Estimation Theory

Linear Algebra

Mechatronics for Automotive Engineers

Modern Control Theory

Signals and Systems

Statics and Mechanics of Materials

Theory of Machines



At Nesin Mathematics Village (2013 – 2019):



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 20 August 2021.