Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Head of Robotics Department

Ahmet Yazıcı received his PhD degree from Eskişehir Osmangazi University (ESOGÜ), Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2005. In 2007, he contributed to the OSU-ACT team work in the Darpa Urban Challenge-2007, a worldwide competition for autonomous vehicles, as a guest researcher for postdoctoral research at Ohio State University. Between 2010 and 2015, he worked as the R&D Manager of a company that develops products for autonomous robots. Prof. Dr. Ahmet YAZICI, as the founder of ESOGÜ Center of Intelligent Systems Applications Research (CISAR), conducts research studies on different industrial applications of Artificial Intelligence with Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe, TÜBİTAK project funds in partnership with the industry in Türkiye and Europe. With these activities, IFARLAB (Intelligent Factory and Robotics Laboratory) at the center has a mature DIH (Digital Innovation Hub) status in Europe. Intelligent Systems Application and Research Center is also the founding research center of the Digital Innovation Collaboration Platform, which was established in Türkiye to coordinate research and dissemination activities in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Robotics and closely related technologies. Prof. Dr. Ahmet YAZICI, who has also contributed to the sub-sections of industrial applications of Artificial Intelligence in the "Digital Industry" strategy documents in Europe, is currently the Türkiye coordinator of the project -OPEVA - OPtimization of Electric Vehicle Autonomy- supported by Horizon Europe for 2023-2025. He has been a faculty member in the Department of Computer Engineering at ESOGU since 2005. He has held and is still holding the positions of ESOGÜ R&D Coordinator, Head of the Department of Computer Software, Head of the Department of Computer Engineering, and Head of the Department of Robotics.