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     Date Submitted:01-10-2012
     Last Modified:01-10-2012 (11:45)
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     Current job:System Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsengineering, sensor fusion
    CV

    EDUCATION

     

    • 1997 - 2003    University of Maryland College Park

    Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering

    Cum. GPA: 3.82 / 4.00

    Awarded by research assistantship

    Thesis Title: Target Detection and Estimation Algorithms in Sonar Applications and Sensor Optimization

     

    • 1997-1998      University of Maryland College Park

    M.Sc. degree in electrical and computer engineering

    Cum. GPA: 3.68 / 4.00

    Some courses taken: Detection and Estimation, Linear Systems, Nonlinear Control.

    Awarded by research assistantship

     

    • 1991-1995      Bilkent University

    B.S. degree in electrical engineering

    Cum GPA: 3.40 / 4.00

    Some courses taken: Automatic Control, DSP, Telecommunication.

    Memberships: IEEE

    Funded by university scholarship

     

    • 1984-1991      T.E.D.  Ankara College

    Cum GPA: 8.78 / 10.00

    TUBITAK Mathematics School Team Member (1988-1991),

    TUBITAK Physics School Team Member (1990-1991)

    WORK EXPERIENCE 

     

    • 2012 June – Present Havelsan

    Senior System Engineer

    Sensor/Data Fusion, Space/Satellite Systems

     

    • 2012 February – Present  Atılım University

    Part-time instructor

    Teaching Digital Signal Analysis (EE571) covering the topics: detection and estimation, mean square estimation, Kalman filtering, spectral analysis.

     

    • 2011 December – Present  EU FP7 Expert

    FP7 experts have a role as evaluator and/or rapporteur. Experts are responsible for the evaluation and ranking of FP7 proposals.

     

    • 2010 June -  2012 June  Karel Electronics

    Senior Design Engineer

    AHRS algorithm design and implementation, automatic calibration of magneto-inertial sensors, redundant navigation systems, data fusion and intelligent systems, motion detection and analysis.

     

    • 2003 June -  2010 May  Tübitak Sage

    Senior Research Scientist; Project Manager (Ankara, TURKEY)

    Target tracking, loosely/tightly coupled GPS/INS filters, transfer alignment filters, sensor data fusion and terrain aided navigation.  Management of a successfully completed 3.4M$ R&D project funded by Tübitak within the 1007 program.

     

    • 2000 June - 2002 June Advanced Acoustic Concepts (Maryland, USA)

    Research Scientist

    Design and implementation of novel target detection and estimation algorithms for sonar applications.

     

    • 1997-  2003   University of Maryland College Park

    Research Assistant 

    Optimal sensor scheduling and estimation of the traffic movement based on the observations using Kalman filters.

     

    • 1995 - 1997 Bilkent University

    Electrical and Electronics Department

    Research assistant, control lab coordinator.

    PROJECTS

     

    • Management and algorithm design of a Tübitak 1007 project (with 200 man-months resource) on “Terrain Aided Navigation”.  
    • Developed the iOS app “Sensor Data Show”
    • GPS/INS applications, navigation algorithms.
    • Inertial navigation systems, transfer alignment algorithms, sensor fusion.
    • Target tracking using active and passive sonar data
    • Optimal sensor scheduling for target tracking
    • Complexity analysis of robust stability problems
    • Optical controller circuitry design for a METU project contest. Awarded as the second best project
    • Realization and design of chaotic circuits, research on chaotic systems
    • Simulation and comparison of FIR filter design methods

    PUBLICATIONS

     

    • T.Sönmez, H. B. Kaygısız , B. Şen, N. Çadallı, “Design and Applications of  an Attitude Heading Reference System”, Naval Systems Seminar 2011.
    • T.Sönmez, H. B. Kaygısız , B. Şen, N. Çadallı, “Attitude Heading Reference System Algorithm Design Using Low-Cost Inertial Sensors And Application to iPhone4 Sensors”, USMOS 2011.
    • T.Sonmez, B. Akın, H.C. Becer “Is Spoofing A Real Threat For Integrated Navigation Systems?”,  ASES, İstanbul,2010.
    • T. Sonmez, V. Ekütekin, M. Özkan “Modeling and Testing of Terrain Aided Inertial Navigation Algorithms for Land Vehicles”, Symposium Gyro Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2009.
    • V. Ekütekin, T. Sonmez, “GNSS: Current State and Future Applications in Turkey”, 5. National Aviation, Aerospace and Space Engineering Conference, 2009.
    • T. Sönmez, H.E. Bingöl, “Modeling and Simulation of a Map Aided Inertial Navigation Algorithm for Land Vehicles”, IEEE/ION PLANS 2008, Monterey, CA 2008.
    • G.A. Pehlivanoğlu, Y. Ercan, M.D. Comert, T. Sonmez, “Comparison of  Velocity Matching vs Velocity and Attitude Matching Transfer Alignment Algorithms”, SAVTEK 2008.
    • H.E. Bingöl, G. Aslan, T. Sonmez, “A General Look on Navigation Systems”, SAVTEK 2008.
    • T.Sonmez, H.E. Bingöl, “Modelling and Simulation of a Map Aided Inertial Navigation Algorithm for Land Vehicles”, NATO SET 104 Symposium on Military Capabilities Enabled by Advances in Navigation Sensors, 2007.
    • T. Sonmez, G. Aslan, “Development of a Software Testbed for Integrated Navigation Systems”, IEEE 15th SIU Conference, 2007.
    • T. Sonmez, “Splitting algorithm for cases with single detection from sonar data for two tracks with Monte Carlo Simulations”,IEEE 14th SIU Conference, 2006.
    • P. Oguz, T.Sonmez, “Implementation of an Attitude Determination Algorithm by Using a GNSS Emulator”, SAVTEK 2006.
    • E. Günaydın, P. Oguz, T. Sonmez, “Implementing a GNSS Emulator for Navigation Systems”,ESA Conference, 2005.
    • E. Günaydın, P. Oguz, T. Sonmez, “Implementing a GPS Emulator for Integrated Navigatıon Systems”AIAC Conference, 2005.
    • E. Günaydın, T. Sonmez, “Developing a simulation tool for integration of GPS with other sensors”  HITEK Conference,  2004.
    • T. Sonmez, E. Günaydın, “Effects of satellite selection in GPS position results”,IEEE 12th SIU Conference, 2003.
    • T. Sonmezand G.L. Blankenship, “Modeling of target traffic and sub optimal sensor scheduling”,IEEE Conference on Control Applications, 2001.
    • T. Sonmezand G.L. Blankenship, “Splitting algorithm for cases with single detection from sonar data for two tracks”, IEEE Information Technology on Mechathronics Conference, 2001.
    • W. Bennett, T. Sonmez, G.L. Blankenship, “Convoy Traffic Detection and Estimation”, National Symposium on Sensor and Data Fusion, 1999.

    AWARDS and ACHIEVEMENTS

    • Awarded by research assistantship in University of Maryland
    • Member of science and engineering honor society, Sigma Xi
    • Member of Student Honor Council of University of Maryland
    • Awarded by research assistantship in Bilkent University
    • Design team member of the flame detector and extinguisher device that received “Second Best Project” in the project contest organized by Middle East Technical University
    • Full Scholarship during undergraduate education from Bilkent Board of Trustees
    • Ranked 78 out of 1 million examinees in University Entrance Exams 

    KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES

    Computer Experience:

        Windows, UNIX system, C/C++, Objective-C, iOS programming, Pascal, Assembler, Matlab, Latex.

     

    Simulation and Design Software:SimuLink, Matlab Control Toolbox. 

     

    Languages:

        Turkish (native), English (fluent), German (fair).

     

    REFERENCES

     

    • Prof. Gilmer L. Blankenship, University of Maryland College Park, Electrical and Computer Engineering, MD USA.

    E-mail:  gilmer(at)umd.edu

    • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yakup Özkazanç, Hacettepe University, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Ankara, Turkey.

    E-mail: yakup(at)ee.hacettepe.edu.tr

    • Prof. Ömer Morgül, Bilkent University, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Ankara Turkey.

    E-mail: morgul(at)ee.bilkent.edu.tr


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