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Research Interests

  • Human Robot Interaction
  • Human Robot Collaboration
  • Motion/Manipulation Planning
  • Machine Learning



2017 –            Middle East Technical University (METU), Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Engineering Department

  • Ongoing research on Human Robot Interaction/Collaboration
  • GPA: 3.75 / 4.0
  • Advisor: Erol Sahin

2015 – 2017   Middle East Technical University (METU), Ph.D. Candidate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering – Dropped at own will to change research field

  • 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-Present  PhD Studies on Robotics, METU-EEE, METU-CENG

  • Human Robot Interaction (Current focus)
    • Ongoing research supported with User Studies in collaboration with
      Bilge Mutlu from University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Human Robot Collaboration (Current focus)
    • Ongoing research on HRC on the Factory Floor (funded TUBITAK project)
  • Motion Planning
  • User Studies
  • Deep Learning
    • Generative Network Models
  • Reinforcement Learning
    • Dynamic Movement Primitives
    • Learning from Demonstration
  • Developmental Psychology

2016    Visiting Researcher (Sep. to Dec.), MIT-LIDS, Sertac Karaman’s Group

  • Navigation, Autonomous Drones, Agile Flight

2012 – 2015    Masters’ research, Inertial Measurement Systems, METU-EEE, 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
  • Digital signal processing
  • Analog/digital PCB design


Selected Academic Projects

2018    User Studies on Human Robot Interaction: Ongoing experiments are planned to be completed by the end of 2018

2018    Collaboration Security Watchdog: A standalone ROS-based security watchdog which runs on Raspberry Pi to monitor and secure the human-robot collaboration. (Published on ToRK 2018)

2017    Funded TUBITAK Project: Designing and developing an assistive/collaborative robotic system to work on factory floor in close proximity to humans (ongoing project)

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

2018    Invited Speaker at Symposium on Human Robot Interaction at Middle East Technical University Informatics Institute (December 13)

2017    European Robotics Week host at Middle East Technical University Kovan Research Laboratory Link to the event page

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

2018    R. T. Sayre-McCord, W. Guerra, A. Antonini, J. Arneberg, A. Brown, G. Cavalheiro, Y. Fang, A. Gorodetsky, D. McCoy, S. Quilter, F. Riether, E. Tal, Y. Terzioglu, L. Carlone, and S. Karaman. Visual-inertial navigation algorithm development using photorealistic camera simulation in the loop. In IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May, 2018.  Featured on MIT Tech News: Link

2018    F. C. Kurnaz, Y. Terzioglu, S. Buyukgoz, E. Sahin, ROS Tabanli Bagimsiz Guvenlik Bekcisi Modulu (A ROS-Based Standalone Security Watchdog Module), Turkiye Robotbilim Konferansi (ToRK) (National Conference on Robotics), Istanbul, Turkey, April, 2018.

2016    T. Kose, Y. Terzioglu, K. Azgin, and T. Akin, “A Single-Mass Self-Resonating Closed-Loop Capacitive MEMS Accelerometer,” IEEE Sensors Conference, pp. 1-3, Orlando, FL, USA, October, 2016.

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   ROS o   MATLAB o   Eagle CAD
o   CMake o   SolidWorks o   Verilog
o   C/C++ programming o   Comsol o   Cadence
o   Pyhton o   SPICE o   Agilent Vee


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       100

IELTS        7.5

GRE           152/170/3.5