Bogazici University  
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Kemal Ciliz    


Address: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bogazici University, Bebek, 34342 Istanbul / Turkey
Phone: +90-212-359 4590
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Prof. M. Kemal Ciliz received his B.S degree in 1985 from Middle East Technical University, Turkey and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1987 and 1990, respectively, from Syracuse University, USA, all in electrical engineering. He also received an M.A. degree in 1994 from Yale University, USA in International Economics.

Since 1990, he has been with the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey where he is currently a Professor. Between 1993 and 1994, he worked in the Center for Systems Science at Yale University and at University of California, Berkeley as a research engineer.

After his return to Turkey, he worked as a consultant in the Turkish IT sector. He also served as the International Chapters Coordinator of the IEEE ( Control Systems Society, between 1995-1999 and he is also the founding chairman of the IEEE Turkey Section, Control Systems Society Chapter. He was the program co-chair of the 1997 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control. Between 1997-2000, he was the Director of Engineering Operations at Global One, an International Telecom Operator. In 1995, Dr. Ciliz has started three Information Technology companies in Istanbul. Between 2000-2002 he was the General Manager of Comnet, one of Turkey’s first Internet Service Providers. One of the companies he started in 1995, Infonet Information Technologies Ltd, is still active today and one of the leading companies in the Turkish IT Security market. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Tursign, Turkey’s first Certificate Authority for Digital Signatures. Prof. Ciliz is also active in various civil service organizations. He is a board member of TUBISAD (Turkish Businessman Assosiation of IT Companies, and TBV (Turkish Informatics Foundation, Dr. Ciliz is a member of the engineering honor societies Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi and a senior member of IEEE.

His current research interests are in Nonlinear Systems, Artificial Neural Networks, Intelligent Communication Networks, Information Security and Telecommunications Policy.

Selected Publications:

M. K. Ciliz, “Combined Direct and Indirect Adaptive Control for a Class of Nonlinear Systems”, IEE Proceedings, Control Theory and Applications, Vol.3,  No:1, pp. 151-159, 2009(SCI)

A. Cezayirli and M. K. Ciliz, “Indirect Adaptive Control of Nonlinear Systems Using Multiple Identification Models and Switching”, International Journal of Control, Vol. 81, No:9, pp. 1434-1450, 2008.  (SCI)

A. Cezayirli and M. K. Ciliz, “Transient Performance Enhancement of Direct Adaptive Control of Nonlinear Systems Using Multiple Models and Switching”, IEE Proceedings, Control Theory and Applications, Vol. 1, No: 6, November, pp. 1711-1725, 2007. (SCI)

M. K. Ciliz, “Adaptive Backstepping Control using Combined Direct and Indirect Adaptation”, Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 26,  No:6,  pp.911-939, 2007.  (SCI/E)

M. K. Ciliz and M. Tomizuka, “Friction modelling and compensation for motion control using hybrid neural network models”, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 20, No:7, pp. 898-911, 2007.  (SCI/E)

M. K. Ciliz and A. Cezayirli, “Increased Transient Performance for the Adaptive Control of Feedback Linearizable  Systems using Multiple Models”, International Journal of Control, Vol.79, No:10, pp. 1205-1215, October,  2006.  (SCI)

M. K. Ciliz, “Combined Direct and Indirect Adaptive Control of Robot Manipulators using Multiple Models”, Advanced Robotics, Vol. 20, No:4, pp. 483-497, 2006. (SCI/E)

M.K. Ciliz and  ÷. Tuncay, “Comparative Experiments for the Adaptive Control of a Direct Drive SCARA Manipulator”, Robotica, Volume 23, No: 6, pp 721-729, 2005. (SCI/E)

M.÷. Depren, M. Topallar, E. Anarım and M.K. Ciliz, “An Intelligent Intrusion Detection System (IDS) for anomaly and misuse detection in computer networks”, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 29, pp. 713-722, November, 2005.  (SCI/E)

M.K. Ciliz, “Rule Base Reduction for Knowledge Based Fuzzy Controllers with Application to a Vacuum Cleaner”, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 28, No:1, pp. 175-184, January, 2005.  (SCI/E)  

M.K.Ciliz, “Adaptive Control of Robot Manipulators with Neural Network Based Compensation of Frictional Uncertainties”, Robotica, vol. 23, pp. 159-167, March,  2005. (SCI/E) 

M.K. Ciliz and M. Tomizuka, “Neural Network Based Friction Compensation in Motion Control”, IEE Electronics Letters,Vol. 40, No:12, pp. 752-753,  June, 2004. (SCI)

C. Evci, M.K. Ciliz, E. Anarım and B. Sankur, “Wireless Networks in Turkey”, Alcatel Telecommunications Review, Vol. 3, pp. 1-7, July, 2004. (SCI/E)

M.K. Ciliz, Işık, C., “On-line Learning Control of Robotic Manipulators Based on Artificial Neural Network Models”, Robotica, ,Vol.15, pp. 293-304, January, 1997. (SCI/E)

M.K. Ciliz and K.S. Narendra, “Adaptive Control of Robotic Manipulators Using Multiple Models and Switching”, International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 15, No:6, pp. 592-610, Dec. 1996.  (SCI)

K.S. Narendra, J. Balakrishnan, M.K. Ciliz, “Adaptation and Learning Using Multiple Models, Switching and Tuning”, IEEE Control Systems Magazine , Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 37-51, June, 1995.  (SCI)

M.K. Ciliz, “Equilibrium point basins of analog neural networks”, Physics Letters A, vol. 173, pp. 25-29, 1993.  (SCI)

M.K. Ciliz and A. Harova, “Stability Regions of Recurrent Type Neural Networks”, IEE Electronics Letters, Vol. 28, No. 11, pp. 1022-1024, 1992.  (SCI) 

M.K. Ciliz and C. Isık, “Fuzzy Rule-Based Controller for an Autonomous Mobile Robot”, Robotica, International Journal of Information, Education and Research in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 37-42, January, 1990.  (SCI/E) 

M.K. Ciliz and H. Krishna, “Split Levinson Algorithm for Toeplitz Systems with Singular Sub-Matrices, IEEE Trans. On Circuits and Systems., vol. CAS-36, no. 6, pp. 922-924, June, 1989.  (SCI)



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