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 February 2020)

Research Interests

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


Google Scholar profile




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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):



Artificial Neural Networks (EE)

Pattern Recognition (EE)

Random Processes (EE)



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):



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.