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Dr Ayşe Küçükyılmaz



Research Associate, Imperial College London
Personal Robotics Laboratory
a.kucukyilmaz [at] imperial[dot]ac[dot]uk
Intelligent Systems and Networks
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Floor 10 Room 1006
Imperial College London
SW7 2BT London UK

“The prayer of the scientist if he prayed, which is not likely: Lord, grant that my discovery may increase knowledge and help other man. Failing that, Lord, grant that it will not lead to man's destruction. Failing that, Lord, grant that my article in Brain be published before the destruction takes place.”

Walker Percy (Love in the Ruins)

Ayse Kucukyilmaz is a research associate at the Personal Robotics Laboratory of Imperial College London. Her current research focuses on developing personal assistance methodologies for haptics-enabled autonomous wheelchairs.
She received her PhD degree from Computational Sciences and Engineering from Koc University in 2013. She obtained her BS and MS degrees in Computer Engineering from Bilkent University, respectively in 2004 and 2007. Between 2005 and 2007, she was a member of the 3DTV EU Project, where she worked on 3D graphical object representations. Following her graduation, she worked as a junior engineer in Parana Vision and participated in projects on video processing, analysis, and motion tracking for security applications. In 2008, she started to pursue a PhD degree in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Department at Koç University under the supervision of Dr. Cagatay Basdogan and Dr. Metin Sezgin. She has been a member of the Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory (RML) and the Intelligent User Interfaces Laboratory (IUI Lab).
Her research interests include haptics, physical human-X interaction, adaptive user modelling, affective computing, social robotics, and machine learning applications in adaptive and immersive multimodal user interfaces with a focus on human-robot interaction.
Her vita can be found here.