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Asst. Prof. Nazlı Dönmezer from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Boğaziçi University is conducting research on strength-based technologies that will shape the future of energy. The consumption of and the need for energy around the globe is constantly and exponentially increasing. Especially electricity is one the most important resources for which the demand is rapidly increasing. The silicon used in power electronics technology is the leading material that dominates the microelectronic devices market. However, in today’s technology, we’re witnessing a switch from silicon to new technologies and materials that will increase the productivity of energy usage and prevent wasting electricity. One of these new materials is Gallium Nitrate (GaN).
Boğaziçi University Kandilli Campus is witnessing infrastructure investments in order to turn it into a new research campus. Telecommunications and Informatics Technologies Research Center (TETAM), founded in the Kandilli Campus in 2013, is one of the main examples to this end. Built with the fund granted by the Ministry of Development, TETAM aims to provide the researchers working in the telecommunications and informatics fields with ample means and to transform the Kandilli Campus into an interdisciplinary research campus.
Boğaziçi University is continuing to work at full speed on a green and sustainable future. İstanbul Microalgae Biotechnologies Research and Development Center (İMBİYOTAB), which began working in 2017 in the Sarıtepe Campus, is now building the first carbon negative biorefinery of Europe to do studies on algae. The project titled "Integrated Biorefinery Concept for Bio-economy Driven Development" and led by Dr. Berat Haznedaroğlu from the Institute of Environmental Sciences of Boğaziçi University is also backed by the Competitive Sectors Program, which is designed to balance the regional differences across Turkey and promote economic development, and coordinated by the Ministry of Industry and Technology, the Directorate General for European Union and Foreign Affairs, and EU Financial Programs Department. İMBİYOTAB also signed a cooperation agreement with Turkish Airlines to produce domestic bio-jet fuel.
We asked our questions about robots and future to the experts Prof. Dr. Levent Akın, Prof. Dr. Ethem Alpaydın and Prof. Dr. Cem Say from Boğaziçi University Computer Engineering department, who are known for their work on AI.
Assoc. Prof. Ali Albert Salah from Boğaziçi University Computer Engineering department tells his work on computers’ analyzing social and emotional cues from humans. Assoc. Prof. Ali Albert Salah from Boğaziçi University Computer Engineering department is a scientist, known for his work linking technology and human behavior. Salah's work focuses on improving the comprehension level of the computers regarding social and emotional signals from humans. His work ranges from estimating the emotional state of children by analyzing their tone of voice and word usage; a robot app to help the elderly with exercising; to AI that can analyze human voice and facial expressions so as to determine if their smile or laughter is genuine or not.
Kandilli Detector, Accelerator, and Instrumentation Laboratory (KAHVE Lab) opened on Kandilli Campus after over a year of work, with the objective of replacing some of the detectors currently used in CERN’s ATLAS experiment in the year 2020.
Alumni and friends of Boğaziçi from the business world, art and social circles came together at a ball organized to support Boğaziçi University and pledged 2,299,000 TL to the Boğaziçi University Foundation. The donations will be used for payment of scholarships for students and incentives for researchers.
MISTI (MIT Science and Technology Initiatives) was established in 2016 to support joint research projects carried out by the faculty and students of Boğaziçi University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), thereby contributing to Turkey’s research infrastructure and encouraging new projects. Boğaziçi University is the only Turkish university to be included in the MISTI program.
Boğaziçi University Archives and Documentation Center has completed the classification, cataloging and digitization of some collections within the context of a project titled “Histories of Science, Culture and Education in İstanbul through Personal Archives”. The project is supported by İstanbul Development Agency’s "Innovative and Creative İstanbul Financial Support Program". The digitized documents that offer valuable information on scientific, cultural and educational activities in Istanbul are now accessible to researchers on digital media.

   Boğaziçi among the top 200 universities in the world

   Boğaziçi University is the only Turkish university among the top 200 universities in the Best Global Universities Rankings for 2018 produced by US News & World Report.US News & World Report issued their Best Global Universities Rankings on October 25, 2017.  Boğaziçi University ranked 190th in the global ranking; with a global score of 58.3, it is the best among Turkish universities.