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DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER ENGINEERING


Computers, which have become the symbol of the information age, are used in almost every aspect of our lives. The increase in computer use, from home to office, from manufacturing to marketing and sales, has generated the critical need for well-trained computer engineers. The main objective of our department is to produce students that are fully equipped with the right skills and knowledge to work effectively and efficiently in the "information age".

The Department of Computer Engineering aims to add to the work force engineers that can design efficient computer algorithms, develop software with state of the art methodologies, use information technology to solve problems in the industry, data processing, and enterprises. Our graduates are capable of adapting to rapid changes and improvements in information technology. They also have the awareness for the potential behind information sharing and have the motivation to involve research in their work.

The course curriculum covers computer networking, hardware design, database design, internet engineering technology, and enterprise software systems as well as the foundations of computer science.
Graduates of our program are able to find jobs as software engineers, embedded programming/design engineers, digital hardware/chip designers, system analysts/engineers, sales/support engineers, network engineers, web designers/administrators, IT administrators/experts, and computer security personnel among many other types of positions. They are also able to find full-time positions as teaching and/or research assistants at well-reputed universities in Turkey and abroad while pursuing MS and PhD at the same time.

In short, the Computer Engineering Department at Bahçeşehir University produces the computer engineers of the 21st century, who are equipped with the breadth of knowledge as well as the special competencies needed by computer engineering professionals of our age.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND FACILITIES


Our faculty members focus their research efforts in 3 main areas:

  • Computer Networks and Mobile Communications
  • Embedded Systems
  • Data Mining and Intelligent Systems


More specifically in Artificial Intelligence, research is carried out in Data Mining, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Biomedical Image Processing, Neural Networks, and Cognitive Science.

In Embedded Systems area, there is activity in Digital IC/FPGA Design (VLSI), Embedded Hardware/Software Design, Software/Hardware Test/Verification, Machine/Computer Vision, Embedded Video Systems, Industrial Automation, and Robotics.

In Information Systems on the other hand, there is work conducted in Database Systems, Networking, Computer Graphics, Distributed and Scientific Computing, Online Learning, Cryptography, and Web Programming.

As for the facilities, we have teams of faculty members and graduate assistants working on funded projects. They are equipped with hardware and software dedicated to their research. In addition to that, we have several "smart classes" with a PC on every desk. These classrooms are open to students when they are not used for lectures/labs. These PCs and the servers they are networked to are equipped with software necessary for software development (such as MS Visual Studio .NET) as well as database, networking, graphics, and scientific computing software. In addition to these, we have what we call "Chip Lab" where we have FPGA and Gumstix boards and associated software. In this lab, we conduct lab hours for Digital IC/FPGA Design and Embedded Systems courses and carry out research work. There is a facility inside Chip Lab where we perform Computer Vision research work. We have a Robotics Lab as well as an Industrial Automation Lab we share with the Mechatronics Department. The Robotics Lab is purely for research work and undergraduate projects. We also share the CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) Lab with the Industrial Engineering Department.