Prof.Dr.Erkan Imal

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Prof. Imal was born in Adapazari, Turkey, in 1964. He completed his primary, secondary and professional high school educations in his birthplace. He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Electronics from Gazi University, Ankara-Turkey, in 1986 and 1989, respectively. He gained a reward and went to Brighton-UK for his Ph.D. studies at the University of Sussex in 1989. He performed research studies on linear reluctance motors. He prepared a thesis entitled 'Suspension and Propulsion Forces on Thin Plate Secondaries of Linear Reluctance Motors' and obtained his Ph.D degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 1994. He had a position of research assistantship during his M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies at Gazi University. He returned back to Ankara-Turkey to work for Gazi University as Assistant Professor following his Ph.D. studies. He taught at B.Sc. and M.Sc. levels, supervised theses during his work at Gazi University. He also offered courses at some foundation universities during his time in Ankara. In 1997, he resigned from Gazi university, and joined Fatih University. He was assigned as Assistant Professor, then promoted to Associate Professorship in 1997, and then proceeded by a full professorship in 2009. Following a 19 years' university life at his latter work place, Prof. Imal joined Metropolitan University of Tirana in 2017 and has been working at the same university presently.

Prof. Imal involved in many activities during his university career, and also held a number of adminisrative positions during his academic life. Some of them are founding and administering department, vocational college, faculty and research center, being a member of many committees, boards, and juries.

Prof. Imal taught courses at B.Sc. and M.Sc. levels such as Introduction to Electrical Engineering, Electrical Circuits and Electronics, Introduction to Electrical Machines, Circuit Theory, Simulation Techniques, Signals and Systems, Control Theory, Automatic Control, Control Systems, Process Control, Robot Dynamics and Control, Intelligent Control Techniques, Parameter Estimation, Condition Monitoring, and Diagnosis of Electrical Machines, Theory of Fuzzy Systems, Applications of Fuzzy Systems, Advanced Robotics, Industrial Automation Systems.

His research interest are relating to Control Systems, Digital Control, Fuzzy Logic Control, Automatic Control, Electromagnetic Modelling and Simulation, Linear Electric Machines, Robotics and Microprocessor Based Systems, Instrumentation. His research activities have resulted in 41 scientific publications in journal and conference proceedings.

Scientific Publications

1. Papers Published in Journals Indexed by SCI-Expanded (Science Citation Index)

[1] Latifoğlu, F., Kara, S., İmal, E., “Comparison of Short-Time Fourier Transform and Eigenvector Music Methods Using Discrete Wavelet Transform”, Journal of Medical Systems, Springer Netherlands, Vol. 33, No. 3, Jun. 2009, pp. 189-197

[2] Kara, S., Latifoğlu, F., İmal, E., Güney, M., “Spectral Analysis of Umbilical Artery Doppler Signals During Gestation Utilizing Discrete Wavelet Transform”, Experimental Techniques (SEM),Vol. 33, Issues 4, July/August 2009, pp. 52-58, DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-1567.2008.00367.x

[3] İmal, E., “CDM Based Controller Design for Nonlinear Heat Exchanger Process”, Turk. J. Elec. Eng. & Comp. Sci., TÜBİTAK, Vol. 17, No. 2, July 2009, pp. 143-161, DOI:10.3906/elk-0905-45

[4] Altuntaş, N., İmal, E., Emanet, N., Öztürk, C., "Reinforcement Learning Based Mobile Robot Navigation", Turk. J. Elec. Eng. & Comp. Sci., TÜBİTAK, Jun. 2014, DOI: 10.3906/elk-131

2. Papers Published in Journals Cited by Engineering Index(Compendex)

[1] İmal, E., “Design of CDM-Based Controller for Integrating Pumped Tank Process, Its Comparative Setpoint Tracking Performance, and Disturbance Rejection Capability”, İstanbul University J. Elec. & Electronics Eng., Vol. 9, No. 2, November 2009, pp. 1003-1013

3. Publications in National and International Journals

[1] İmal, E., “Loop-Pro Simülatörü ile Proses Kontrol Eğitimi”, Industry &Automation Magazine, No. 140, Nov. 2008, pp. 16-23

[2] İmal, E., Ali-zada, P., Kuliev, H., Mirzoev, R., Bayramov, B., “The Special Brushless Synchronous Motor for Oil Field Pumps”, Journal of Power Engineering Problems, ELM, Baku, Azerbaijan. ISSN 1302-6461., No. 2, Jan. 2001, pp. 31-40

[3] İmal, E., Ali-zada, P., Göktepe, F., Karaca, F., Vardarlı F., Kuliev, H., Gusseynov, E., “The Electromagnetic Hydrocyclone Filter Forces Anlayses”, Fizika, Baku, Azerbaijan. ISSN 1082-8546., Vol. 7, No. 4, Jan. 2001, pp. 47-50

[4] Güven, M.E., İmal, E., “Current Sensorless dc Motor Speed Control”, Journal of Qafqaz University, Baku, Azerbaijan, No. 6, Oct. 2000, pp. 91-96

[5] İmal, E., Kıray, V., Erşan, K., “Microcontroller-Based Partial Conditioning Control System II: Software”, Journal of Institute of Science and Technology, Sakarya University, Vol. 3, No. 1, Mar. 1999, pp. 8-15, ISSN 1301-4048.

[6] İmal, E., Güven, E., Kıray, V., “Application of Fuzzy Logic to the Control of Room Temperature and Air Quality System”, Journal of Institute of Science and Technology, Gazi University, Vol. 11, No. 4, Oct. 1998, pp. 697-710

[7] İmal, E., Kıray, V., Erşan, K. ,“Microcontroller-Based Partial Conditioning Control System I: Hardware”, Journal of Institute of Science and Technology, Gazi University, Vol. 11, No. 4, Oct. 1998, pp. 777-790, ISSN 1300-1833.

[8] Cengiz, K., Bürün, B., İmal, E., “Arrangement of Greenhouse Environmental Conditions and Automation with Fuzzy Logic Control Method”, Industry &Automation Magazine, No. 15, Jun. 1998, pp. 92-94

[9] İmal, E., Kıray, V., “Room Temperature and Air Quality System”, Journal of Institute of Science and Technology, Gazi University, Vol. 11, No. 1, Jan. 1998, pp. 13-19, ISSN 1300-1833.

[10] İmal, E., Erşan, K., Kıray, V., “Experimental Board with 87C51 Microcontroller for General Applications”, Journal of Institute of Science and Technology, Sakarya University, Vol. 2, No. 1, Jan. 1998, pp. 109-115

PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

1. Presentations published in proceedings of international conferences indexed by SCI-Expanded, SSCI and AHCI

[1] Altuntaş, N., İmal, E., Emanet, N., Öztürk, C., "Reinforcement Learning Based Mobile Robot", 3rd International Symposium on Computing and Science in Engineering, Kuşadası, Aydın, Turkey, Oct. 2013, ISCSE Proceedings, pp. 284-289

[2] Tokmakçı, M., Kara, S., Şişman, Y., Ertaş, E.T., İmal, E., Özçoban, M.A., “Study of Electromyographic Signals During Chewing Process in Patients with Fixed Partial Denture”, 4. European Conference of the Internatioanl Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, Antwerp, Belgium, Nov. 2008, IFMBE Proceedings , Vol. 22, pp. 1471–1474

[3] İmal, E., Ali-Zada, P., Ozgur, G., Mamedov, H., Ali-Zada, C., “The Experience of A Mechatronic Electrodynamic Modeling System Application for Oil Industry Main Electric Drives Design”, System Identification and Control Problems (SICPRO'03), Moscow, Russia, Jan. 2003, Conference Proceedings, pp. 1370-1376

[4] İmal E., Ali-Zada P., Ozgur G., Mamedov H., Ali-Zada K., and Ustun O., “Mechatronics Electrodynamic Modeling Systems for Oil and Gas Electric Driven Design”, 8th Mechatronics Forum International Conference, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, 24-26 June 2002

[5] İmal, E., Ali-Zada, P., Karaca, F., “Electromagnetic Hydrocyclone Filters Design and Application in Textile Industry”, International Conference on the Environmental Problems of the Mediterranean Region, Near East University, Nicosia, TRNC, Apr. 2002, Conference Proceedings, pp. 533-537

[6] İmal, E., Ali-zada, P., Ustun, O., Mamedov, H., Ali-zada, R., “Application of Computer Assisted Electrodynamic Model for Simulation of Oil and Gas Mechatronics Systems”, First International Conference on Active Systems Control, Cherkasi Institute of Control, Cherkasi, Ukraine, Apr. 2002, Conference Proceedings,

[7] İmal, E., Özerdem, Ö., Ali-Zada, P., Bagriyanik, M., Ali-Zada, C., “Switch for Converting AC Transmission into DC (and Back)” 3rd International Workshop on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Farms, Stockholm, Sweden, Apr. 2002, , pp. 1-4

[8] İmal, E., Ali-zada, P., Karaca, F., Vardarlı, F., Karaca, C., Kuliev, H., Gusseynov, E., “Electromagnetic Hydrocyclone Filters, Main Forces Analysis and Application in Textile Industry”, Int. Conf. on Environmental Problems of the Mediterranean Region (EPMR-2002), Cyprus, Apr. 2002, Conference Proceedings,

[9] İmal, E., Ali-zada, P., Göktepe, F., Karaca, F., Kuliev, H., “Environmental Issues and Analysis of the Main Forces in Electromagnetic Hydrocyclone Filters”, 2nd Int. Conf. on Energy Research and Development (ICERD-2), Kuwait, Apr. 2002, Conference Proceedings,

[10] İmal, E., Bagriyanik, M., Ali-zada, P., Ozerdem, O., Ali-zada, R., “Converting Existing AC Transmission into HVDC”, Second International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ELECO’2001), Bursa, Turkey, Nov. 2001, Conference Proceedings, pp. 157-160

[11] İmal, E., Bagriyanik, M., Ali-zada, P., Rajdabli, K., Ali-zada, R., “Design of a Combined Converter-Switch for Converting Existing AC Transmission into HVDC (and back)”, 7th Int. Conf. on AC and DC Power Transmission , London, UK, Nov. 2001, Conference Proceedings, 485,pp. 288-291

[12] İmal, E., Ali-zada, P., Goktepe, F., Karaca, F., Kuliev, H., Gussynov, E., “Elektromanyetik Siklon Temel Kuvvet Analizi”, Conference on Security of Human and Society Under Extraordinary Cases at the Beginning of 3rdMillenium, Caucasus University, Baku, Azerbaijan, Sep. 2001, Conference Proceedings, pp. 98-103

[13] İmal, E., Ali-zada, P., Nayır, A., Karaca, F., Göktepe, F., Kuliev, H., Gusseynov, E., ”Main Forces Analysis of Electromagnetic Hydro Cyclone Filters” The International Scientific and Practical Conference (ISPC), pp. 98-104, Baku, Azerbaijan, 17-18 Sep. 2001

[14] İmal, E., Mustafa BAGRIYANIK, Ali-zada, P., “A FACTS Technique for Converting Existing AC Transmissions into HVDC (and back)”, 2001 Large Engineering Systems Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Jul. 2001, Conference Proceedings, pp. 55-62

[15] İmal, E., Ali-zada, P., Karaca, F., Vardarli, F., Kuliev, H., Gussynov, E., “Electromagnetic Hydro (Gas) Cyclone Filters (main forces analysis)”, Green Engineering Conference, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, Jul. 2001, Conference Proceedings, pp. 1-5

[16] İmal, E., Ali-zada, P., Ustun, O., Mamedov, H., Ali-zada, R., “Computer Assisted Electrodynamic Model for Oil and Gas Mechatronics System”, First International Symposium on Information Technologies and Simulation, Alushta, Ukraine, Jun. 2001, Conference Proceedings,

[17] İmal, E., Ali-zada, P., Ustun, O., Mamedov, H., “Method of Frequency Characteristics Exertion for Electrodynamic Model of Mechatronics Systems”, NEU-CEE 2001 Electrical, Electronics and Computer Symposium, Lefkosha, Cyprus, May. 2001, Conference Proceedings, pp. 88-91

[18] Sarı, M., İmal, E., “Application of Biometrics to Access Control”, NEU-CEE 2001 Electrical, Electronics and Computer Symposium, Lefkosha, Cyprus, May. 2001, Conference Proceedings, pp. 88-91

[19] İmal, E., Ali-Zade, P., “Approach to Construction of a Synchronous Motor with Constant Exciting Current to Get Self-Stabilizing Cos (phi) ~ 1 for Wide Range Cycling Torque”, International Conference on CONTROL 2000, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, Sep. 2000, CONTROL 2000 Proceedings

[20] İmal, E., Ali-zada, P., Ustun, O., “Multi-Functional Computer-Assited Electrodynamic Model For Industrial Mechatronics Simulation”, 7th Mechatronics Forum International Conference, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Sep. 2000, Conference Proceedings

[21] İmal, E., Ali-Zade, P., “Non-Standard Models of Electrical-Electronic Circuits with Instantaneous on/off Switchings”, First IEEE Balkan Conference on Signal Processing, Communications, Circuits, and Systems, Işık University Campus, İstanbul, Turkey, Jun. 2000, Conference Proceedings

[22] Çavuşoğlu, A., İmal, E., Yeşilçimen, H., Aydoğan, T., “A Knowledge Based System for Controlling the Climate of Greenhouses: A Simulation Approach”, 11th European Simulation Multiconference(ESM’97), Istanbul, Turkey, Jun. 1997, ESM’97 Proceedings, pp. 317-320

[23] İmal, E., Williams, G., “Suspension and Propulsion Forces on Can Secondaries of Linear Reluctance Motors”, 7th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON’94), Antalya, Turkey, Apr. 1994, MELECON’94 Proceedings

2. Presentations published in proceedings of national conferences

[1] Karaca, F., Alizada, P., İmal, E., “Use of Hydrocylone Filters and Analysis of Physical Forces in Refinery of Technological Liquids”, 8. Symposium on Industrial Contamination, Istanbul, Turkey, 18-22 Eylül 2002, Symposium Proceedings

[2] İmal, E., Cengiz, K., “Developments in Greenhouse Automation”, 2. SimavGreenhouse Symposium, Kutahya, Turkey, May 1997, Symposium Proceedings

3. Posters presented at National Scientific Meetings

[1] Tokmakçı, M., Kara, S., Şişman, Y., Ertaş, E.T., İmal, E., Özçoban, M.A., “Sabit Parsiyal Protez Kullanan Hastalarda Çiğneme İşlevi Sırasında Kaydedilen Elektromiyografik Sinyallerin İncelenmesi”, 13. Biyomedikal Mühendisliği Ulusal Toplantısı (BİYOMUT’08), Ankara / Türkiye, 29-31 Mayıs 2008