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    G4 0BA Glasgow

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1. Robust and optimal control methods to increase the precision and performance of underwater robotic vehicles

2. Data-driven robust and optimal approaches to control complex constrained systems.

3. Lightweight, robust control methods for predictive controllers.

4. Tele-robotics and bilateral teleoperation systems subject to long communication delays

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19992023

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Dr. Ibrahim Beklan Kucukdemiral is a Reader at the Department of Applied Science in the School of Computing, Engineering, and Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in the UK and a member of IFAC and IEEE. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the IEEE Control Systems Chapter of the UK & Ireland Section, as well as a Conference Coordinator Officer for the IEEE UK & Ireland Section. He also chairs the Industrial Advisory Board of the of the EEE and ME departments of the school.

Dr. Kucukdemiral received his BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Yildiz Technical University in 1997, 1999, and 2002, respectively. He held a Research and Teaching Assistant position at YTU between 1998-2004 and later served as an Assistant Professor (2004-2010), Associate Professor (2010-2015), and Full Professor (2015-2017) at the same university. He was involved in establishing the new Control and Automation Engineering department under the School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at YTU.

General research interests of Ibrahim B. Kucukdemiral lie within the broad domain of robust, optimal and adaptive control systems, embedded systems, electronics circuits and devices, mechatronics, digital wireless communication systems, data acquisition measurement and sensor technologies and some automotive applications of control theory. He is a member of the editorial board of the Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (SCI-E) and module leader of several modules, including Industrial Practice, Control Systems II, Model Predictive Control and  Control & Instrumentation Systems (African Leadership College at Mauritius). He has taught around 20 different modules at the graduate and undergraduate levels at universities, including Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Turkish Airforce Academy at Istanbul and the University of Sharjah in UAE.

In the last two decades, he (co)investigated many research projects in Turkey and the UK, including the EPSRC research project ROBMAN on the Robust Robotic Manipulation of Physical Structures Under Water which brought  GCU, Heriot-Watt University and i-Tech 7, a branch company of SubSea-7 together. Ibrahim has also (co)supervised 4 PhD students to completion and served as a consultant or reviewer for many industrial and academic projects, including EUREKA EUROSTARS and TUBITAK. He is a member of EPSRC Peer Review College and an external examiner of several universities in England.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Associate Professorship in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Major), Control Theory and Mechatronics (Minor) , Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Major), Control Theory (Minor), Inter-university board, Council of Higher Education

Award Date: 29 Apr 2010

PhD in Electrical Engineering, Design of a Neuro-Genetic Optimal Fuzzy Logic Control and DC Motor Control Application, Yildiz Teknik Universitesi

19992002

Award Date: 24 May 2002

MSc in Electrical Engineering, DC Motor Speed Control by using TMS320C50 Digital Signal Processor, Yildiz Teknik Universitesi

19971999

Award Date: 4 Aug 1999

BSc in Electrical Engineering, Design and implementation of a Z80 microprocessor based mainboard for step motor control systems, Yildiz Teknik Universitesi

Award Date: 30 Jul 1997

Keywords

  • Controls and Control Theory
  • Acoustics, Dynamics, and Controls
  • Control Theory
  • Power and Energy
  • Electro-Mechanical Systems
  • Robotics

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