Team

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Graduate Students

Yüksel Arslantaş

Yüksel received a B.S. degree with a full scholarship from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University in June 2022. He is currently an M.S. student in the same department. His research interests include (multi-agent) reinforcement learning, control theory, game theory, and robotics. For additional details, please refer to Yüksel’s personal webpage.

Papers:

  • Y. Arslantas and M. O. Sayin. Strategic control of experience-weighted attraction model in human-AI interactions, 2024.
  • Y. Arslantas, E. Yuceel, and M. O. Sayin, “Strategizing against Q-learners: A control-theoretical approach,” IEEE Control Systems Letters, in print.
  • A. S. Donmez, Y. Arslantas, and M. O. Sayin. Team collaboration vs competition: New fictitious play dynamics for multi-team zero-sum games, arXiv:2402.02147, 2024. [url]
  • Y. Arslantas, E. Yuceel, Y. Yalin, and MO. Sayin. Convergence of heterogeneous learning dynamics in zero-sum stochastic games, arXiv:2311.00778, 2023. [url]

Ahmet Said Dönmez

Said received a B.S. degree with a full scholarship and high honors from Bilkent University in June 2023 with a CGPA of 3.96 / 4.00. During his undergraduate years, he won high-achievement scholarships from the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry and ISBANK. He received the 2nd rank among more than 2 million students in Turkey’s Nationwide University Entrance Examination in 2018. He won a silver medal in the National Mathematical Olympiads of Turkey in 2017. He is currently an M.S. student in the same department. His research interests include signal processing, machine learning, and (multi-agent) reinforcement learning.

Papers:

  • A. S. Donmez and M. O. Sayin. Generalized individual Q-learning for polymatrix games with partial observations, 2024.
  • A. S. Donmez, Y. Arslantas, and M. O. Sayin. Team collaboration vs competition: New fictitious play dynamics for multi-team zero-sum games, arXiv:2402.02147, 2024. [url]

Şeref Taha Kiremitçi

Taha received a B.S. degree from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University in June 2023. He is currently an M.S. student in the same department. He is also working as an AI Engineer at a company that conducts R&D on computer vision and autonomous systems. His research interests include multi-agent and risk-aware learning.

Yusuf Saltan

Yusuf received a B.S. degree from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University in June 2023. He is currently an M.S. student in the same department. His research interests include (multi-agent) reinforcement learning, intelligent transportation systems, and routing games.

Papers:

  • Y. Saltan, A. Kosay, C.-W. Lin, and M. O. Sayin. Strategic control of intersections for efficient traffic routing without tolls, 2024.

Undergraduate Students

Arda Koşay

Arda is an undergraduate student in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University and is expecting to graduate in June 2025. His research interests include game theory, reinforcement learning, intelligent transportation systems and the development and analysis of simulations for complex systems.

Papers:

  • Y. Saltan, A. Kosay, C.-W. Lin, and M. O. Sayin. Strategic control of intersections for efficient traffic routing without tolls, 2024.

Yiğit Yalın

Yiğit is an undergraduate student in the Department of Computer Engineering at Bilkent University and is expecting to graduate in June 2024. He was a research intern in the Intelligent and Autonomous Systems group at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam, Netherlands. His research interests include reinforcement learning, game theory, and generative AI.

Papers:

  • Y. Arslantas, E. Yuceel, Y. Yalin, and MO. Sayin. Convergence of heterogeneous learning dynamics in zero-sum stochastic games, arXiv:2311.00778, 2023. [url]

Ege Yüceel

Ege is an undergraduate student in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University and is expecting to graduate in June 2024. He was an intern researcher at Swarmlab, Otto von Guerick Magdeburg University. His research interests include multi-agent reinforcement learning, algorithmic game theory, control theory, and robotics.

Papers:

  • Y. Arslantas, E. Yuceel, and M. O. Sayin, “Strategizing against Q-learners: A control-theoretical approach,” IEEE Control Systems Letters, in print.
  • Y. Arslantas, E. Yuceel, Y. Yalin, and MO. Sayin. Convergence of heterogeneous learning dynamics in zero-sum stochastic games, arXiv:2311.00778, 2023. [url]

Alumni

Onur Ünlü

Onur received a B.S. degree with a full scholarship and high honors from Bilkent University in June 2023 with a CGPA of 3.97 / 4.00. He moved to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, for a Ph.D.

Papers:

  • M. O. Sayin and O. Unlu. Logit-Q dynamics for efficient learning in stochastic teams, arXiv:2302.09806v2, 2023. [url]
  • O. Unlu and M. O. Sayin, “Episodic logit-Q dynamics for efficient learning in stochastic teams,” In IEEE CDC, 2023. [url]