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

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Halil Sahiner

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

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

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Ece Dinçer

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

 

 

 


Senior Thesis Students

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.

 

 

 

 

Zeynep Soysal

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

Zeynep is a senior student in the Psychology department and working on her senior thesis in the lab. Her thesis investigates the design qualities of social robots from a human cognition perspective.

 

 

 

 

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.