Three of Our Projects Will Receive 2016 Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Research Scholarships
Feb 22, 2017

Three researchers at our university have been granted support from the Horizon 2020 Program Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Research Scholarship 2016 call. A total of 8 scholarships were granted in Turkey. Let's take a closer look at the projects that will be conducted at our university among those have been deemed worthy of scholarships.


Deep Learning UAV Networks (DUF): One of the projects eligible for a Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Research Scholarship 2016 is Aeronautical Engineering Department Assist. Prof. Dr. Nazim Kemal Ure's project titled "Deep Learning UAV Networks for Autonomous Forest Firefighting (DUF)". The study involves developing and implementing algorithms for forest fire detection and estimation of fire propagation using distributed artificial intelligence methods with autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles operating in teams. This way, the project aims to increase the effectiveness of early warning systems in order to prevent possible forest fires or reduce damage. DUF is expected to take 2 years with a total budget of 145,845 Euros. The project will be carried out under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Gökhan İnalhan of the Aeronautics and Space Technologies Application and Research Center.

MIDxPRO: Assistant Professor Tuba Yilmaz Abdolsaheb of the Electronics and Communication Engineering Department will receive support from the European Union Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) 2016 call for her project "Microwave Diagnosis of Breast Cancer with Open Ended Contact Probe - MIDxPRO". The project will proceed under the supervision of the Electronics and Communication Engineering Department’s Prof. Dr. İbrahim Akduman and Prof. Dr. Tayfun Akgül, lasting 2 years with a total budget of 157.845 Euros. Thanks to this project, it is aimed to identify breast cancer with open-ended probes.

Wearonics: The last project from our university to benefit from this year’s scholarship belongs to a Research Assistant from our Faculty of Textile Technologies and Design, Dr. Alper Gürarslan. Dr Gürarslan’s project titled “Developing Stretchable Conductive Fibers and Their Implementations in Wearable Electronics –Wearonics” placed in the top 3% of the Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Research Scholarship 2016 call.

In the first stage of the project, textile, polymer, nano-materials and micro-mechanical science will be blended to develop a conductive and extensible fiber. This fiber will then equipped with wireless communication systems and utilized in common information components under the supervision of Faculty of Electronics and Communication Engineering researcher Assoc. Prof. Dr. Güneş Karabulut Kurt. Dr. Alper Gürarslan will receive three months of training from Prof. Dr. Nevin Çiğdem Gürsoy of the Textile Engineering Department in order for components to be transformed into products that will make life easier for disabled persons. The project, which has a total budget of 157,845 Euros, will last for 2 years and in the last 6 months, the researcher will work with ComfTech in Italy and Antelope in Germany to develop wearable electronic products.

What are Marie Skłodowska Curie Reasearch Programs and Scholarships?

Marie Skłodowska Curie Research Programs and Scholarships aim to strengthen the human potential in research and technology in qualitative and quantitative terms, to promote researchers' career development, to encourage international and inter-sectoral research circulation and thus to make Europe and Turkey a center of attraction for researchers. Thanks to the scholarships and support provided by the program, researchers prepare a project proposal to carry out research in a country other than the country they are from, thus benefitting from the support.