Dr. Bekiroglu is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology at the College of Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Before joining SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Bekiroglu was a research fellow working on Green Building Innovation Cluster (GBIC) project at Nanyang Technological University. In this project, Dr. Bekiroglu developed a real-time model identification algorithm to identify the thermal model of rooms and model-based distributed control strategies for HVAC systems to improve energy saving.
Dr. Bekiroglu received his M.S. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA, in 2010, and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, in 2015. Dr. Bekiroglu also has minor Ph.D. degree from Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University. After graduation, in August 2015, he was appointed as a postdoctoral researcher in the Methodology Center at Pennsylvania State University until 2016. Current research interests of Dr. Bekiroglu consist of the broad interface of system identification, model predictive control, optimization, robust optimization, mechatronics, building automation, signal processing, predictive analytics, and robust control. Dr. Bekiroglu is mainly working on developing a computationally efficient system identification algorithm for big, noisy and incomplete datasets. He is also interested in developing energy-efficient smart buildings. He is a member of the IEEE. He has published many journal papers and conference papers as well as editing conference issues. His leadership experience consists of an associate editor and technical program committee of at the IEEE ICARCV 2018, session chair at IEEE ACC 2016, and reviewers of IEEE Transaction on Control System Technology, many other journals, and proceedings.