Emre Ugur


Funded full-time Msc/PhD positions in Cognitive Robotics and Robot Learning at Bogazici University

The Robotics Group in Computer Engineering Department, Bogazici University has openings for MSc and/or PhD students. Our group invites applications from students with or expecting BSc/MSc degrees in Computer Engineering or Electrical & Electronics Engineering. The accepted students will be supervised by Assist. Prof. Dr. Emre Ugur, and funded by our new EU project "IMAGINE": Robots Understanding Their Actions by Imagining Their Effects.

In IMAGINE, we seek to enable robots to "understand" how their environment behaves and how to interact with it, resulting in substantial advances in autonomy, flexibility and robustness of interaction in the presence of unforeseen changes in the environment. Our group, using two state-of-the-art manipulation robots, will investigate robot perception, learning and reasoning mechanisms for the associative mappings between situations and actions, action parameters and action outcomes.

The applicants should

  • fulfill the requirements for graduate school application in CMPE at Bogazici University,
  • be highly-motivated, enthusiastic, and hard-working with good communication skills,
  • be proficient in programming languages, and also in oral and written English,
  • have strong interest in robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence

Candidates should send a CV, transcript, and relevant supporting documents with title "[Msc/Phd Application] (Name) from (Department, University)" to emre[dot]ugur--AT--boun[dot]edu[dot]tr.

  • Duration of funding: 3 years
  • Deadline for application: May 2017
  • Start date: June 2017