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Research Interests

  • Motion Planning
  • Machine Learning
  • Embedded Systems



2015 –            Middle East Technical University (METU), Ph.D. Candidate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

  • Intended to focus on Control Strategies for Robotic Systems
  • GPA: – / 4.0
  • Advisor: Tayfun Akin

2012 -2015    Middle East Technical University (METU), M.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

2007 -2012     Middle East Technical University (METU), B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

  • GPA: 2.93 / 4.0


Research Experience

2016    Visiting Researcher (Sep. to Dec.), Robotics, MIT-AeroAstro

  • Autonomous drones
  • Agile flight

2016-Present  PhD Studies, Robotics and Control, METU

  • Kinematic and dynamic modeling
  • Path planning algorithms
  • Non-linear control

2012 – 2015    Masters’ research, Inertial Measurement Systems, METU, METU-MEMS

  • Micromechanical accelerometer and closed‑loop capacitive readout circuit design
  • Automation of the characterization test setups for micro-accelerometers
  • Measurement-based post-fabrication characterization of capacitive micro‑sensors
  • Analog/digital PCB design


Selected Academic Projects

2015    Design and Implementation of a 5.5 µg/√Hz Closed‑Loop MEMS Accelerometer, Master’s Thesis Project, Advisor: Tayfun Akin

2015    Implementation of Path-Planning Algorithms within the Curriculum, Course: Robot Motion Planning and Control, taught by Uluc Saranli

2011 – 2012    An Autonomous Robot that Can Climb a Vertical Wall, Undergraduate Thesis Project, Best design project award

2012    Designed a 0.6u CMOS rail-to-rail Band-Gap Reference IC with bias stability, Course: Analog Integrated Circuits, taught by Haluk Kulah

2011    Designed a 0.6u CMOS Phase Locked Loop locked at 10MHz, Course: Digital Integrated Circuits, taught by Tayfun Akin


Work Experience

2017 –     Researcher, METU Kovan Research Laboratory, Human Robot Collaboration

2012 – 2016    Scientific Project Expert, METU-MEMS Research and Applications Center, Inertial Measurement Units Group – ANKARA

  • High Performance Closed‑Loop Accelerometers

2012    Part Time Engineer, ASELSAN, Microelectronics Group – ANKARA

  • Embedded Test and Characterization Systems Design

2011    Intern, ASELSAN, Microelectronics Group – ANKARA

  • Embedded Test and Characterization Systems Design

2010    Intern, Czech Technical University – PRAGUE

  • Development of Procedures for Measuring the Shielding Efficiency of Carbon-Composite Textiles


Honors / Awards

2013    Worked as a technical advisor and team member in the award winning “Easy Guitar” project in the entrepreneurship competition “Yeni Fikirler Yeni Isler” in Turkey

2012    Awarded as the best project in senior students project fair with “An Autonomous Robot that Can Climb a Vertical Wall”

2008 – 2010    Listed in METU Honor Roll for 2 semesters

2008 – 2009    Listed in METU High Honor Roll for fall semester

2007    Ranked 287th among ~2 million students in the National University Entrance Exam

2007    Ranked 1st from Antalya Anatolian High School, Turkey


Academic Publications

2016    A. Aydemir, Y. Terzioglu, and T. Akin, “A New Design and a Fabrication Approach to Realize a High Performance Three Axes Capacitive MEMS Accelerometer,” Accepted, Sensors and Actuators A, April 2016.

 2015    Y. Terzioglu, T. Kose, K. Azgin, and T. Akin, “A Simple Out-of-Plane Capacitive MEMS Accelerometer Utilizing Lateral and Vertical Electrodes for Differential Sensing,” IEEE Sensors Conference, pp. 525-527, Busan, South Korea, November 1-4, 2015.

2015    T. Kose, Y. Terzioglu, K. Azgin, and T. Akin, “A Single Mass Two-Axis Capacitive MEMS Accelerometer with Force Rebalance,” 2015 IEEE Int’l Symposium on Inertial Sensors & Systems (ISISS 2015), pp. 1-4, Hapuna Beach, HI, USA, March 23-26, 2015.

2014    Y. Terzioglu, S.E. Alper, K.Azgin, T. Akin, “A capacitive MEMS Accelerometer Readout with Concurrent Detection and Feedback using Discrete Components”, in IEEE PLANS, April, 2014.

2010    Y. Terzioglu, “Scalar Measurement of Electromagnetic Shielding Efficiency of Carbon Textiles”, in Knowledge in Telecommunication Technologies and Optics (KTTO), December, 2010.

Selected Computer Skills

o   MATLAB o   Agilent Vee o   Comsol
o   ROS o   Verilog o   SPICE
o   SolidWorks o   C/C++ programming o   Cadence
o   Eagle CAD o   Office Tools o   Key Creator


Selected Hobbies / Interests

  • Performing Classical and Electric Guitar Player – Classical Guitar Teaching
  • Performing Bass Guitar Player – METU Big Band Jazz Orchestra
  • Advanced Rock Climber/Mountaineer – METU Mountaineering Society Executive Committee Chair
  • Advanced Skier and Snowboarder
  • Orienteering – Medalist
  • CMAS 1-Star Scuba Diver
  • Motorcyclist – Amateur Motorcycle Mechanic
  • Hobbyist in DIY Electronics, and Wood/Metal Crafts
  • Amateur Sailor



Turkish       Native

English       Fluent

French        Beginner 

Test Scores

TOEFL       110

IELTS        8.0

GRE           152/170/3.5