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About Kamran Turkoglu

Kamran Turkoglu is an Assistant Professor in Department of Aerospace Engineering, at San Jose State University. His current research focus is on trajectory optimization, real-time optimal guidance strategies, wind energy, control theory, autonomous systems (including unmanned aircrafts, aerial vehicles, self-driving cars and systems), battery control systems and time-delayed sytems.
Professor Turkoglu received a BSc degree in Aerospace Engineering and a double major BSc degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey in 2005 and 2006, respectively. He received his MSc degree in Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey in 2007 and a PhD degree in Control Science & Aerospace Engineering from University of Minnesota, USA in 2012.
Professor Turkoglu is the director of Flight Control Systems and UAV Laboratory (FCS Lab) and Control Science and Dynamical System Laboratory (CSDy Lab), located in Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering, Department of Aerospace Engineering at San Jose State University.
Professor Turkoglu is also a member of AIAA, IEEE, IEEE Control Systems Society, ASME and SIAM.

Positions

August 2013 - Present Assistant Professor, San Jose State University Aerospace Engineering
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines



Grants

2015 - 2016 Real-Time Control Algorithms and Dynamic Modelling for NASA SPHERES Program
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), NASA Spheres program
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
$50,000
2014 Autonomous Flight, Future Vertical Lift Systems, and Human System Integration
NASA, AFDD Flight Control Systems Directorate and San Jose State Research Foundation
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
$42,543
2014 Laboratory and Research Development Grant
San Jose State University, Office of Provost
Role: Principal Investigator
$5,000
2014 Scienti c Experiment and Research Education Development Grant
San Jose State University
Role: Principal Investigator
$25,000
2013 Flight Control Systems (FCS) and Control Science & Dynamic Systems (CSDy) Laboratory De- velopment Grant
San Jose State University, Charles W. Davidson College of Engienering
Role: Principal Investigator
$30,000
2013 Low-Cost Spacecraft Attitude Control System Experimental Set-up Development
Space Systems Lorall (SSL-MDA)
Role: Principal Investigator
$2,000
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2015 General Chair/Organizer, Aerospace Applications Conference (AAC)
2015 Session Chair, IEEE Aerospace Conference
2014 Reviewer, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics GNC
2010 Reviewer, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics GNC
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Honors and Awards

  • NASA Summer Research Fellow, NASA Ames Research Center, AFDD Flight Control Directorate, Moffett Field, CA, 2014
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, College of Science and Engineering Student Board, Univer- sity of Minnesota, 2011.
  • Control Science & Dynamical Systems Department Fellowship Award, 2009.
  • Aerospace Engineering Department Summer Scholarship Award, 2009-2010.
  • Scienti c and Technological Research Council of Turkey Fellowship Award, 2006-2007.
  • The Best Student Paper Award in 2nd WSEAS International Conference on Dynamical Systems and Control, Bucharest, Romania, 2006.
  • Graduated with First Class Honour and Ranked 1st ( rst) in Department of Aerospace Engineering, Istanbul Technical University (I.T.U.), 2005.
  • Ranked in the top %1 among graduated 5890 students from Istanbul Technical University, 2005.

Courses

  • AE 157 - Automatic Control System Design for Aerospace Systems (Under-graduate)
  • AE 168 - Aerospace Vehicle Dynamics and Control (Undergraduate)
  • AE 246 - Advanced Aircraft Stability and Control (Graduate)
  • AE 245 - Spacecraft Dynamics and Control (Graduate)
  • AE 242 - Orbital Mechanics and Mission Design (Graduate)
  • AE 247 - Trajectory Optimization (Graduate)
  • AE 200 - Engineering Analysis & Control of Aerospace Systems (Graduate),

Education

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August 2012 Ph.D., University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ‐ Control Science & Dynamical Systems
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June 2007 M.Sc., Istanbul Technical University ‐ Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering
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June 2006 B.Sc., Istanbul Technical University ‐ Aeronautical Engineering
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June 2005 B.Sc., Istanbul Technical University ‐ Aerospace Engineering
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Contact Information

kamran.turkoglu@sjsu.edu

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Journal Papers (8)

Journal Papers (under review) (8)

Contributions to Books (1)

Thesis and Dissertation (1)

Conference Papers (15)