Dr. Ayşegül Dündar from Computer Engineering department and Dr. Erdinç Tatar from Electrical and Electronics Engineering department has been successfully awarded a MSCA IF 2020 fellowship grant from the European Commission. In this charming program, only 14 researchers from Turkey deserve funding.
Dr. Dündar will focus on the 3-dimensional image synthesis capabilities powered with deep neural networks. 3-dimensional image synthesis is a technology to render objects from different views which enables numerous applications in computer graphics and computer vision. As the digital world is becoming more crucial especially in the times of pandemic, such technology can provide tools for online classes, virtual social tours, improved gaming experience and simulators for robotics by providing realistic virtual 3D environments.
Dr. Tatar’s project proposes to couple the acoustic resonance in a mm sized cavity with a micro resonator and use the coupled resonance and damping as a gas sensor. Gas sensors targeting only a specific type of gas are developed due to the nature of the existing sensing technologies. Proposed universal gas sensor will expand the public’s access to gas sensors since it is cheap to fabricate and can be used with any gas. As an example, early detection of natural gas leakages can be achieved in every home with the developed sensing technology.
The MSCA grants support research training and career development focused on innovation skills. The MSCA program promotes innovative research training as well as career and knowledge-exchange opportunities through cross-border and cross-sector mobility of researchers, preparing them for current and future societal challenges and enhancing the attractiveness of research centers in Europe and Turkey.