Research



I have two research groups that conduct studies in collaboration with external partners.

  • METU Multimodal INTeraction and Communication Research Group
  • Multimodal Interaction Research Group focuses on human-computer interaction and communication through sensory modalities (vision, haptics) and communication by means of depictive representations (statistical graphs and diagrams). The group aims at developing accessible and affordable multimodal interfaces within the framework of the project “IRIS: Towards Natural Interaction and Communication”. IRIS is an EU project that is funded by the European Commission under the FP7 Marie Curie action, Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP), grant agreement nº 610986 (2014-2017).
    Research Group webpage (under construction)
    IRIS Project Webpage

  • METU Reading Research Group
  • Reading Research Group studies cognitive aspects of reading in Turkish. The group aims at developing an eye movement corpus of Turkish reading within the framework of the project “The Investigation of Cognitive Processes in Reading: Development of a Corpus of Turkish Reading Patterns for Eye Movement Control Modeling” partially funded by TUBITAK (2014-2017).
    Research Group webpage (under construction)

I am affiliated with the following research groups and labs at METU.

  • METU Human Computer Interaction Research Group
  • METU Human-Computer Interaction Research Group (METU-HCI), established in 2005,
    aims to research the nature of interaction between people and computers in order
    to enhance the design and utilization of more usable and humanly acceptable systems.
    The research group also has the goal to disseminate the importance of theoretical
    and practical issues of human-computer interaction in Turkey. The group, consisting
    members from diverse academic backgrounds such as instructional technology, education,
    cognitive science and computer science, is conducting behavioral and eye-tracking
    studies on cognitive, social, and pedagogical issues.
    METU HCI Research Group Webpage

  • METU Human Computer Interaction Research and Application Laboratory
  • Human-Computer Interaction Research and Application Laboratory is a medium established to carry out the studies which are mentioned above and the lab consists of an experimentation and a control room. During the experiment, it is possible to get a feedback by recording the image of the user, the eye movements, and the monitor screen shots, so as to evaluate the applicability of any given software.
    METU Human Computer Interaction Research and Application Laboratory Webpage

  • University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) Research Laboratory
  • University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) Research Laboratory was established at Informatics Institute of Middle East Technical University in 2009. Main objective of URAP is to develop a ranking system for the world universities based on academic performances which determined by quality and quantity of scholarly publications. In line with this objective yearly World Ranking of 2000 Higher Education Institutions have been released since 2010.
    URAP Research Laboratory Webpage