Asil Kaan Bozcuoğlu

Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Artificial Intelligence, University of Bremen

Merhaba! I am Asil, a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Artificial Intelligence, University of Bremen where I have recently obtained my doctor of engineering degree (Ger: doktor-ingenieur) in May’19. My current research focus is learning and reasoning using execution of other agents in cloud robotics by linking symbolic knowledge and state-of-the-art deep imitation learning algorithms. You can take a look at my dissertation to have a deeper look on the subject. I conduct my research at the group of Prof. Michael Beetz.

I spent Summer'17 as an intern in JSK Lab. at the University of Tokyo under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Kei Okada. In April and May'18, I visited Prof. Byoung-Tak Zhang's Biointelligence Lab at Seoul National University.

Previously, I received my M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU), where I was a member of KOVAN Research Laboratory, working on the European FP7 project ROSSI under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Erol Şahin and Assoc. Prof. Erhan Öztop. I wrote my master thesis on the cognitive development of grasp behaviour for iCub, an open-source humanoid robotic platform. Apart from my thesis work, I also took role in several other studies such as implementing traversability affordances for mobile robots and the development of adjective and noun concepts in the context of Human-Robot-Interaction. I earned my B.Sc. degree with high honours in Computer Engineering from Bilkent University where my graduation project was developing a simulation for The Multi Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge 2010.