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 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 obtained my MS and BS degrees in 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

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

  • July 2021, I received Link Lab Outstanding Graduate Research Award!

  • July 2021, I have completed my Ph.D. defense. Dissertation

  • July 2021, Our paper “A Meta-Learning-based Trajectory Tracking Framework for UAVs under Degraded Conditions” got accepted at IROS 2021 Arvix Paper

  • June 2021, I’m selected for Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) Pioneers Workshop - “Each year the RSS Pioneers brings together a cohort of the world’s top early-career researchers” Workshop Website

  • December 2020, I presented my research at the inaugural Link Lab Student Seminar and received an award. Link Link Video