I am a postdoctoral scholar in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at Stanford University, advised by Professor Mykel Kochenderfer in the Stanford Intelligent Systems Lab (SISL). I am also affiliated with the Stanford Center for AI Safety. I receieved my Ph.D. degree in Systems Engineering at the University of Virginia, where I was part of Autonomous Mobile Robots Lab and Link Lab under the supervision of Prof. Nicola Bezzo. I received my MS and BS degrees from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bogazici University, Istanbul in 2016 and 2014 respectively.

My research focuses on developing techniques to improve the safety of autonomous systems operating under uncertainties. I leverage reachability analysis tools, machine learning and runtime monitoring and recovery techniques to provide safe decisions while adapting to the unforeseen changes.

In my free time, I enjoy hiking, yoga, collecting vintage photographs, watching independent movies, and traveling.

Recent News

  • August 2022, I’m selected for EECS Rising Stars Workshop at UT Austin!

  • July 2022, Our papers “Dynamics-Aware Spatiotemporal Occupancy Prediction in Urban Environments” and “Learning Enabled Fast Planning and Control in Dynamic Environments with Intermittent Information” are accepted at IROS 2022.

  • June 2022, Our paper “Meta-Learning-based Proactive Online Planning for UAVs under Degraded Conditions” is accepted to RA-L (with presentation at IROS 2022)!

  • June 2022, We hosted Learning for Dynamics and Control (L4DC) Conference!

  • June 2022, Our paper “Uncertainty-Aware Online Merge Planning with Learned Driver Behavior” is accepted to be presented at ITSC 2022. Arvix Link

  • October 2021, I started working at Stanford Intelligent Systems Lab as a postdoctoral scholar