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Boğaziçi graduates come together at BURCIN

Boğaziçi University Alumni Association and Robert College International Alumni Association collaborated to establish a new platform, BURCIN, to bring together BU graduates residing in the United States. BURCIN’s mission is to support BU in sustaining its standing as a world-renowned academic and research institution. 

Boğaziçi University Civil Engineering Department has broken new ground in construction industry in the new academic year. Prof. Ario Ceccotti, internationally credited timber engineering expert, has started tutoring in Timber Engineering in Boğaziçi University.
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.