Dr. Muhittin Yilmaz received the B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA. He has been an Associate Professor with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) since 2013. His research interests include robust and intelligent control systems, convex optimization, robotics, computer architecture, electric drives, and power electronics. He also focuses on engineering education research and engineering outreach activities. Dr. Yilmaz is a Member of the Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society as well as IEEE and ASEE.
Dr. Ozcelik received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from Istanbul Technical University (1988) and Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1992), respectively. He then received the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering, with an emphasis in control theory, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 1996. Dr. Ozcelik was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Idaho State University (ISU) from 1996 to 1997. He is currently professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Dr. Ozcelik's teaching and research interests are in the fields of systems theory and controls, robust and adaptive control, robotics, mobile robots, intelligent control, biomimetics, and prosthetics.
Nuri Yilmazer received the B.S. in electrical and electronics engineering from Cukurova University at Adana, Turkey in 1996, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Uni- versity of Florida and Syracuse University in 2000 and 2006, respectively. He worked as a post-doctoral research associate in the Computational Electromagnetics Laboratory at Syracuse University from 2006 to 2007. He is currently working as an assistant professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at Texas A&M University at Kingsville. His current research interests include adaptive array processing, signal processing, and smart antennas.
Dr. Reza Nekovei is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He has many years of experience in developing graduate and undergraduate programs. Prof. Nekovei is currently co-PI for two NSF projects related in teaching by design research and development, one in Nanotechnology (NSF-NUE) and another in Robotics (NSF-CCLI). He is a member Eta Kappa Nu, electrical and computer engineering honor society of the IEEE. In 2008, he was recipient of the university’s Distinguished Teacher Award. In 2009, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Romania, performing research and teaching at Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti where he performed collaborative research in computationally complex circuits and studied “teaching by design” methodology. In 2012, he was recipient of the college of engineering Dean’s Teaching Award.
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