People

Principal Investigator

Burcu Ayşen Ürgen

Assistant Professor

 

Email: burcu.urgen [at] bilkent.edu.tr

Web: burcu.urgen.bilkent.edu.tr

 

Graduate Students
Büşra Sarıgül

Email: busra.srgl@gmail.com

Busra is a MS student in Ankara University, co-supervised by Dr. Urgen. She is interested in the design qualities of social robots, and working on her MS thesis.

 

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Hazal Arpacı

Email: hazal.arpaci@metu.edu.tr

Hazal is a fourth year student in the Psychology department of Middle East Technical University. She is working on an EEG project which investigates biological motion perception in decision-making frameworks.

 

 

Berfin Aydın

Email: berfinaydin4@gmail.com

Berfin is a fourth year undergraduate student in the Psychology department. She is working on an EEG project which investigates biological motion perception in decision-making frameworks.

 

 

Doren Calliku

Email: dcalliku@gmail.com

Doren is a fourth year undergraduate student in the Computer Engineering department. He is working on a project in which he utilizes machine learning methods to analyze EEG responses to observed actions.

 


Begüm Cerrahoğlu

Email: begum.cerrahoglu@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Begum is a third year undergraduate student in the Psychology department and is minoring in the Communication and Design department. She is working on a project that investigates what kind of robots attract our attention depending on our task demands.

 

 

Hüseyin Orkun Elmas

Email: orkun.elmas@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Huseyin is a senior student in the Computer Science department. He is working on a project in which he utilizes machine learning methods to analyze EEG responses to observed actions.

 

 

Sena Er

Email: s.er@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Sena is a senior student in the Computer Science department. She is working on a project in which she utilizes machine learning methods to analyze EEG responses to observed actions.

 

 

İlayda Güneysu

Email: ilayda.guneysu@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Ilayda is a third year undergraduate student in the Psychology department and is minoring in the Graphic Design department. She is working on a project that investigates what kind of robots attract our attention depending on our task demands.

 

Batuhan Hökelek

Email: batuhan.hokelek@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Batuhan is a third year undergraduate student in the Psychology department. He is working on a project that investigates the design quality of social robots based on visual and auditory information.

 

 

Cem Karakuzu

Email: cemkarakuzu@gmail.com

Cem is a third year student in the Psychology department of Middle East Technical University. He is working on a project that investigates top-down effects on biological motion perception.

 

 

Berat Tuna Karli

Email: tuna.karli@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Berat is a senior student in the Computer Science department. He is working on a project that investigates top-down effects on biological motion perception.

 

 

Hilal Nizamoğlu

Email: nizamoglu.hilal@metu.edu.tr

Hilal is a fourth year student in the Psychology department of Middle East Technical University. She is working on a project that investigates the natural action clusters in the human brain.

 

 

Rojda Özcan

Email: rojdaozcan@gmail.com

Rojda is a fourth year student in the Psychology department of Middle East Technical University. She is working on a project that investigates top-down effects on biological motion perception.

 

 

İmge Saltık

Email: imge.saltik@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Imge is a fourth year undergraduate student in the Psychology department. She is working on a project that investigates the design quality of social robots based on visual and auditory information.

 

 

Onur Sunay

Email: onur.sunay@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Onur is a third year undergraduate student in the Psychology department and minoring in the Philosophy department. He is working on a project that investigates top-down effects on biological motion perception.

 

 

Murat Batu Tunca

Email: tunca.muratbatu@gmail.com

Murat is a second year undergraduate student in the Psychology department. He is working on a project that investigates top-down effects on biological motion perception.

 

 

Selin Yılmaz

Email: selin.yilmaz@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Selin is a third year undergraduate student in the Psychology department. She is working on a project that investigates what kind of robots attract our attention depending on our task demands.

 

Graduate Volunteers

 

Deniz Beste Akdoğdu

Email: beste.akdogdu@metu.edu.tr

Beste is a recent graduate of the Industrial Engineering department of Middle East Technical University and minoring in Physics. She is working on a project that investigates top-down effects on biological motion perception.

 

Senior Thesis Students

Ebrar Ada

Email: ebrar.ada@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Ebrar  is a senior student in the Psychology department and working on her senior thesis in the lab. Her thesis investigates language use in human-robot interaction.

 

 

Helin Ezgi Deniz

Email: ezgi.deniz@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Ezgi  is a senior student in the Psychology department and working on her senior thesis in the lab. Her thesis investigates robot-assisted therapies in autism spectrum disorders.

 

 

Habibe Güven

Email: habibe.guven@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Habibe is a senior student in the Psychology department and working on her senior thesis in the lab. Her thesis investigates the relationship between psychiatric disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and perception of socially relevant stimuli such as faces and bodies.

 

Merve Güzel

Email: merve.guzel@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Merve  is a senior student in the Psychology department and working on her senior thesis in the lab. Her thesis investigates eye gaze behaviour in human-robot interaction.

 

 

Gül Uğuz

Email: gul.uguz@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Gul is a senior student in the Psychology department and working on her senior thesis in the lab. Her thesis investigates the connectivity patterns of the action observation network.

 

 

Yaren Vidinli

Email: yaren.vidinli@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Yaren is a senior student in the Psychology department and working on her senior thesis in the lab. Her thesis investigates the biological motion perception abilities in people with bipolar disorder.

 


Past Members

Zeynep Soysal

Email: zeynep.soysal@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Zeynep worked on her senior thesis in the lab. Her thesis investigated the design qualities of social robots from a human cognition perspective.

 

 

 

Halil Sahiner

Email: halil.sahiner@ug.bilkent.edu.tr

Halil is an undergraduate student in the Computer Science department. He worked on a project that investigates the relationship between convolutional neural network representations of actions and EEG activity.

 

 

Ece Dinçer

Ece is a graduate of the Psychology department of Middle East Technical University. She worked on a project that investigates what kind of robots attract our attention depending on our task demands.