Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands

Bedir Tekinerdogan

Title: "Enhancing Digital Twins with Artificial Intelligence"

Short Bio:
Professor Tekinerdogan is a computer scientist with over 25 years of experience in software/systems engineering and information technology. He earned both his MSc degree (1994) and a PhD degree (2000) in Computer Science from the University of Twente, The Netherlands.

He was a faculty member at the University of Twente from 2003 to 2008 before joining Bilkent University, where he worked until 2015. At Bilkent University, he founded and led the Bilkent Software Engineering Group to promote software engineering research and education in Turkey. He is currently a full professor and chair of the Information Technology group at Wageningen University in The Netherlands.

Throughout his career, he has authored more than 400 peer-reviewed scientific papers and 8 edited books. He has been involved in dozens of national and international research and consultancy projects with various large software companies as a principal researcher and leading software/system architect. His experience spans a broad range of domains, including consumer electronics, enterprise systems, automotive systems, critical infrastructures, cyber-physical systems, satellite systems, defense systems, production line systems, command and control systems, physical protection systems, radar systems, smart metering systems, energy systems, and precision farming. He takes a holistic, systemic, and multi-disciplinary approach to solve real industrial problems and has ample experience in software and systems architecting, software and systems product line engineering, cyber-physical systems, model-driven software engineering, aspect-oriented software engineering, global software development, systems engineering, system of systems engineering, data science, and artificial intelligence.

In addition to his research, he is an active educator. He has developed and taught around 20 different academic courses and provided many software/systems engineering courses to more than 50 companies in The Netherlands, Germany, India, and Turkey. He has graduated more than 80 MSc students and supervised more than 25 PhD students. He is a regular reviewer for more than 20 international journals and has reviewed more than 100 national and international projects.

Prof. Tekinerdogan is also an active participant in scientific conferences and has organized more than 50 conferences/workshops on software engineering topics. He can communicate in English, Dutch, Turkish, French, and German.

Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkiye

Mehmet E. Köksal

Title: "Fractional-Order PID Control by 3D Plots"

Short Bio:
Mehmet Emir Koksal is a Professor of Mathematics at the Ondokuz Mayis University. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Gebze Institute of Technology, Turkey in 2009. After receiving his Ph.D., he studied as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne between 2009 and 2010. In 2014, he passed the exam held by The Presidency of the Inter-University Council of Turkey and received the title of Associate Professor in Mathematics. He was a Visiting Professor at the Chair Mathematics of Systems Theory in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Twente from 2022 to 2023. In 2023, he also became associate professor of electrical and electronics engineering and in Turkey, he is the first scientist who has become an associate professor of electrical and electronics engineering whilst being a mathematics professor.

His research interests are in systems and control theory, circuit and system theory, differential equations, and numerical analysis. The main focus is on the development and analysis of commutativity conditions of time-varying systems, feedback systems, decomposition and transitivity properties of commutativity, and applications of commutativity in physical systems using differential and difference equations. He also studies ordinary and partial differential equations, their numerical solution methods, and mathematical modeling and analysis of various engineering problems using differential equations. He has published many research papers in eligible international journals, and he has many proceedings presented at famous international conferences. He reviewed over 200 manuscripts for 60 different international peer-reviewed journals and 40 different international conferences. His research has been mainly supported by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. In this field, he has led two national projects, one of which was awarded a project performance award. He has been a keynote speaker, invited speaker and a member of the organizing and scientific committees of many well-known international conferences.

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Ahmet M. Elbir

Title: "Wireless Communications: From Optimization to Learning"

Short Bio:
Ahmet M. Elbir (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.S. degree with Honors from Firat University in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree from the Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2016, both in electrical engineering. He is currently a Research Fellow at University of Luxembourg and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). In the past, Dr Elbir has held Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher positions at Koc University in 2020-2021, Carleton University in 2022-2023, and the University of Hertfordshire in 2021-2023. His research interests include array signal processing for radar and communications, and deep learning for multi-antenna systems. He has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Access, and a Lead Guest Editor for IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications Standard Magazine, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Geoscience and Remote Sensing, and Elsevier Signal Processing. Dr. Elbir is the recipient of 2016 METU Best Ph.D. thesis award for his doctoral studies and the IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation Best Paper Award in 2022.

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