Research Projects

Platform communication systems for ship data distribution system, HAVELSAN, TÜBİTAK 2209-B, 2021.
Nursultan Oklu (Undergraduate Student), Advisor: Prof. Dr. M. Ali Akcayol



Ship data distribution systems perform the collection, processing and transfer of all the data required by ships for safe navigation.

Within the scope of the project, 4 different applications will be developed by considering both hardware and software components together. In this project, Test System, Main System and Indicator System as software components; Protocol Converter embedded system will be developed as a hardware component.


Automated machine learning platform (AutoML), TUSAŞ, 2021.
Gözde Selvi (Undergraduate Student), Göknur Dağ (Undergraduate Student), Ennur Gaye Dirican (Undergraduate Student), Advisor: Prof. Dr. M. Ali Akcayol



In this project, it is aimed to develop a machine learning platform that can automatically learn from data sets with different data types and sizes.

A machine learning model will be created by uploading the data set owned by people who do not have sufficient knowledge in the field of machine learning to the automatic learning platform that will develop within the scope of this project.

With the platform, which will have a web interface that can be easily used by people who are experts in their field but who do not have sufficient knowledge in the field of machine learning and data science, the most suitable machine learning model for the data set will be recommended to users and training and test results for different models will be obtained and presented to users.


Part collection application with closed area mapping method, TUSAŞ, TÜBİTAK 2209-B, 2021.
Demet Erol (Undergraduate Student), Müzeyyennur Yılgın (Undergraduate Student), Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Oktay Yıldız

Mapping systems are widely used today. However, many satellite-based positioning systems that are successful in indoor areas such as shopping malls, airports, hospitals and factories and in open areas such as GPS are not sufficient due to lack of visibility or low base station reception quality. For this reason, many methods and technologies are being developed in closed areas to achieve the best performance with low cost. Within the scope of this project, suitable technologies for indoor location will be examined, a sample factory layout will be created, and an application will be developed to collect the parts whose locations are determined in the shortest way and to deliver them to the target point with the least loss of time.


Semantic search based effective Turkish search engine, TUSAŞ, TÜBİTAK 2209-B, 2021.
Sena Ayvacı (Undergraduate Student), Eda Nur Ar (Undergraduate Student), Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Oktay Yıldız

Semantic search is an important field of study that promises to produce more accurate answers to the user's queries by taking advantage of the availability of explicit semantics of information. For example, when searching on "electrical equipment" using traditional word-based search technologies, it will usually return results that only include the terms "electrical equipment". However, the user's interest and electrically operated irons, ovens, brooms, etc. Since the terms "electrical devices" are not included in the devices, they will be overlooked.

In the context of Semantic search where the meaning of its content is made clear, the meaning of the keyword can be revealed. Also, the underlying semantic relationships of metadata can be used to search for relevant information and bring more accurate results. In the proposed project, a semantically search engine will be implemented for Turkish texts.


Data collection, verification and querying from heterogeneous data sources on the Internet, TÜBİTAK BİDEB 2244 Sanayi Doktora Programı (Huawei Telekomünikasyon Ltd. Şti.), 118C127.
Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. M. Ali Akcayol



In this project, a framework is developed for collecting data from heterogeneous data sources on the Internet, measuring its consistency, automatically calculating and indexing the accuracy of the collected data, and making rapid and effective querying on indexed data. In this project, associations will be made between data obtained from many different data sources such as social media contents, data sources in tabular format, Web contents. Supervised learning methods will be used to determine the types of data sources.

With the framework to be developed, preprocessing processes are carried out for texts in English and Turkish languages, morphological analysis of the data collected on the Internet will be made and each informational term group will be reduced to triples. Also, the level of semantic relationship between the data will be determined. In the project, new algorithms will be developed in order to reduce the data in triple form, to make the accuracy through Internet resources, and to make morphological analysis of the texts.


Recommender System Based on Prediction of Distribution in Stream Data and Presenting Unexpected Suggestion, Gazi University Scientific Research Project, 06/2019-14, 2020.
Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. M. Ali Akcayol, Researcher: Res. Assist. Anıl Utku



Within the scope of this project, a dynamic window structure to be created for flow data will be used to predict forward-looking behavior and realization time according to the window frequency and the accuracy of previous predictions. In the system to be developed, a new model based on online learning and updating decision function for each new observation will be created. By determining the next occurrence time of an event in the flow data, with the model to be developed, timely and useful suggestions will be created for users. By constantly updating models to be created according to user behavior analysis with flow data, changes in user interests will be detected and useful suggestions based on predictions will be presented.


Develop a Recommendation Engine Based on User Behavior and Neighborhood Analysis Using Web Mining Methods, TÜBİTAK 115E749, 2017.
Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. M. Ali Akcayol, Researchers: Res. Assist. Anıl Utku, Res. Assist. Begüm Mutlu, Res. Assist. Ebru Aydoğan



With the rapid increase in the size of information on the Internet, it has become very difficult to provide users with recommendations consisting only of quality products, information or content recommendations. For this reason, recommendation systems have begun to be developed to provide users with content that is relevant to them on very large data. The recommendation systems developed aim to increase both the satisfaction level of the users and the commercial gain by making suggestions that may be of interest to the users.

In this project, Web mining processes, recommendation systems and user behavior will be analyzed and a recommendation engine based on user behaviors and neighborhood relationships will be developed using Web mining methods on a website to be developed for application purposes. A new recommendation engine will be developed based on the products they choose, the duration of their stay on the product's detail pages, and the type of interaction with other users, without receiving any direct relevance feedback from the users. The results of the recommendation method to be developed will be compared with the collaborative filtering method widely used in today's recommendation systems. A website will be created for movie suggestions and sales for experimental studies. By taking the interactions of undergraduate and graduate students on the system, experimental results will be obtained and compared with the results of collaborative filtering method.


Developing a Small Universal General Aimed Robot

Distance Learning Modeling in Gazi University

The Network of Excellence for Innovative Production Machines and Systems (I * PROMS)

Gazi University, Online Distance Learning Model In European Union Law Education, Leonardo Vinci (Type B), 2006-2008.

Web Based Mobile Robot for Scientific and Educational Purposes

European Thematic Network Doctoral Educationin Computing (ETN DEC)

National IPv6 Protocol Infrastructure Design and Migration Project, TUBİTAK-KAMAG

Developing Intelligent Software for Information and Computer Security

Application Development on Malware and Countermeasures in Mobile Environments

GSM based SCADA system design and implementation

GSM / GPRS-based network in Turkey will cover the development of health information across the wireless network

Open Source Natural XML Database Server Software with Artificial Intelligence Based Query Optimization

Development of Security Conscious Intelligent Routing Protocol in Broadband Wireless Mobile Networks

Development of Multicast Protocol in Wireless Networks

3G Based Adaptive and Energy Efficient Smart Home Application

Extracting Features with 3D Discrete Cosine Transform for Face Recognition

Smart Microphone for Mobile Devices

Digital Processing of Ultrasound Images

Improving Border Monitoring System with Wireless Sensor Networks for Turkey Border Security

User Profile Analysis with Data Mining on Social Networks

Fault Tolerant Data Clustering Protocols Based on Distributed Anomaly Discovery for Wireless Sensor Networks