Baran Çürüklü, Senior Lecturer

Baran Çürüklü has received his PhD from Mälardalen University (MDH) in April 2005. His thesis supervisor was Prof. Anders Lansner, Lansner Lab - Computational neuroscience and Neurocomputing, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Doctoral thesis title: A Cannonical Model of the Primary Visual Cortex. After working at MDH until October 2005, as a researcher, he joined the Computer Vision and Pattern Analysis Lab, headed by Prof. Aytül Erçil, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, as a postdoc. The researched conducted at the VPALAB was on driver fatigue. In April 2007 he joined the Ivanka Savic Berglund Group, Karolinska Institute (Stockholm Brain Institute) for a second postdoc. He returned to MDH in August 2007 as a Senior Lecturer and is also Director of Studies since 2008. His main research interest is information processing in neocortex (computational neuroscience). The reasearch conducted under this theme has its focus on population dynamics and different coding mechanisms used by neurons in the primary visual cortex (V1, Broadmanns area 17). He is also interested in now models developed for explaining mammalian cortex behaves in artifacts, especially robots. Interaction between humans and their non-organic counterparts, robots that is, is also in the focal point of his research.

Research interests in keywords: Computational neuroscience; Information processing in the cortex; Vision; Visual cortex; Hypercolumns; Human-Robot Interaction; Robotics;

PhD students supervised as assistant supervisor:

Branko Miloradovic
LanAnh Trinh
Mirgita Frasheri

MSc theses supervised (or examined):
Thesis TitleStatus
Cognitive Robotics selected
Computer based modeling of the mammalian neocortex selected
Models of Biological Neural Networks selected
On the Feasibility of Low Cost Computer Vision selected
Environment Mapping with a Kinect Sensor Using Industrial Robots in progress
Multi-drone Control System in progress
Music in Motion - Smart Soundscapes in progress
Solving flow shop problems using a forward-chaining partial-order planner in progress
Språkteknologiförstärkt matchning för att identifiera liknande produkter in progress
Using an evolutionary algorithm to search for control algorithm parameters with a quadrocopter as hardware in the loop in progress
A Brain-Actuated Robot Controller for Intuitive and Reliable Maneuvering finished
Adaptive autonomy with unreliable communication finished
Analysis of complete systems through computer vision finished
Analysis of similarity and differences between articles using semantics finished
Artificial Life, A Model finished
Auditory Cortex in FPGA finished
Autonomous robot with human detection and obstacle avoidance finished
Brain computer interface using EEG finished
Grammar recognition using biologically inspired spiking networks finished
How to get the maximum benefits from TQM and Management System for better project results? finished
Implementation of an artificial neuron in VHDL finished
Innovation Diffusion in Scale-Free Networks: Signal Analysis in Complex Networks finished
Interaktiva multidisciplinära konstnärliga upplevelser i unika miljöer – digital förstärkning av scenkonst finished
Loopaggregering ur stora audioströmmar finished
Myoelectric Interface finished
Planning of Robot Behaviour finished
Processing RAW image data in mobile units finished
Programming and control of a robot with gestures – A novel approach to human-robot interaction finished
Recording of muscles activities (EMG) to detect hand and arm movements finished
Region-based multi-focus image fusion using image histogram comparison finished
Semantic Analysis of Natural Language and Definite Clause Grammar using Statistical Parsing and Thesauri finished
The Python neural simulation technology graphical user interface finished
Unified Incremental Multimodal Interface for Human Robot Interaction finished
Unsupervised sequence learning using biological neural networks finished
Using Artificial Intelligence to Verify Authorship of Anonymous Social Media Posts finished
Using Wii motion sensing controls for industrial applications finished
VR-flygsimulatorer, för ökad upplevelse och som läroverktyg i flygutbildningar finished
Wide Area Motion Capture using Array of Consumer Grade Structured Light Depth Sensors finished
Övervakning av fordonsanvändning och fordonsekonomi i transportbranschen finished