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Levent Guvenc


Levent Guvenc

Istanbul Technical University

Prof.Dr. Levent Guvenc Automotive Controls and Mechatronics Research Center, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University (Address: Gumussuyu, Taksim, Istanbul, TR-34437, Turkey)

Yaw stability control (ESP), Active steering, Steer-by-wire, Rollover risk indicators, Rollover avoidance, Lane keeping control, Driving simulator development, Real Time Hardware in the Loop simulation and simulator development (Driving simulators, Active steering, Engine ECU), Engine idle speed control, Hybrid electric vehicle modeling and control, Driver attention monitoring, Autonomous driving (Intelligent Transportation Systems)

Biography: Levent Güvenç received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Bo·aziçi University in Istanbul, in 1985, the M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University in 1988 and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the Ohio State University in 1992. Since 1996, he has been working in the mechanical engineering department of ·stanbul Technical University where he is currently a professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Automation Lab and the EU funded Automotive Controls and Mechatronics Research Center. He spent the year 2000 working as a guest researcher sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics of the German Aerospace Center in Oberpfaffenhofen. Prof. Güvenç is experienced in new course and educational lab development. He has also designed undergraduate and graduate level mechatronics curricula. He has organized several special sessions and panels on automotive control systems at major conferences. He was a member of the program committee of the first IFAC Symposium on Automotive Control. He has 70 technical publications in controls, robotics, and mechatronics, and is one of the coauthors of the book Robust Control: the Parameter Space Approach. His current research interests concentrate on automotive control and mechatronics, helicopter stability and control, mechatronics and applied robust control.