Emre Ugur


Emre is an Assistant Professor in Dept. of Computer Engineering, Bogazici University,
head of the CoLoRs group.
received his PhD, MSc and BSc degrees in Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU, Turkey), in 2010, 2006 and 2003, respectively. He was a research assistant in KOVAN Lab., METU between 2003-2009; worked as a research scientist in Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR, Japan) from 2009 to 2013; visited Emergent Robotics Laboratory, Osaka University, as a specially appointed Assistant Professor with cross-appointment in 2015-2016; and worked as a senior researcher in Intelligent and Interactive Systems, Informatics Institute, University of Innsbruck from 2013 to 2016. He participated in several EU funded projects, including Xperience, ROSSI, MACS and Swarm-bots. He is interested in developmental and cognitive robotics, and brain-robot interface methods. He is currently Principle Investigator of IMAGINE project supported by European Commission, Horizon 2020 Programme

  • New! Organizing Türkiye Robotbilim Konferansı - ToRK2018, Istanbul, Turkey
  • New! Serving as Program Co-Chair in International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-Epirob2018), Tokyo, Japan

Served as Program Co-Chair in ICDL-EPIROB 2017. Topic editor in Frontiers in Neuroscience for research topic Machine Learning Methods for High-Level Cognitive Capabilities in Robotics.
Organized IROS 2017 WS on Machine Learning Methods for High-Level Cognitive Capabilities in Robotics, IROS 2016 WS on Machine Learning Methods for High-Level Cognitive Capabilities in Robotics, Shonan Meeting 2016 on Cognitive Development and Symbol Emergence in Humans and Robots, IROS 2015 workshop on Learning object affordances, ICAR 2015 Workshop on Robot Learning, IROS 2013 Workshop on Neuroscience and Robotics and Humanoids 2012 Workshop on Developmental Robotics. Editing IEEE TCDS Special Issue on Computational Models of Affordances for Cognitive Robots.

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